How To Hire a Corporate Travel Manager

Historically, a Corporate Travel Manager had the sole responsibility of managing all of the internal operations dealing with a company’s corporate travel program.  Over the past 5-10 years this role has changed a great deal.  Certainly, among large global organizations dedicated corporate travel managers play a significant role in an organization’s policy, supplier mix, and …

What Is a Corporate Travel Consultant?

For anyone unfamiliar with the role of a “corporate travel consultant,” the first clarification tends to be that corporate travel consultants do not book travel.  Think ‘corporate’ first: the clientele of corporate travel consultants tends to be companies, of all sizes, in need of expertise navigating the travel industry. From a booking standpoint, any given …

Credit Card Authorization Updates in 2019

As last year’s implementation of GDPR recently illustrated, regulation changes worldwide can significantly impact travel programs, and global programs, in particular, need to be aware of and ahead of key changes. Upcoming in September 2019, two-factor credit card authorization becomes mandatory for credit cards issued in Europe. From a travel perspective, the key to this …

What is NDC (New Distribution Channel)

New Distribution Capability, or NDC, is a new set of technology standards allowing airlines to distribute their “rich content,” i.e. their ancillary products and services, to their largest traveling population: business travelers. These new channels offer direct, or otherwise nontraditional, booking options for your corporate travelers, potentially shaking up how the business of corporate travel …

Great New Travel Tech For 2019 and My New Invention

It’s hard to believe that KesselRun Corporate Travel Solutions has just passed its 16-year anniversary.  Over the years we have worked with scores of organizations, both in the private and public sectors, spanning every industry and size.  We’ve seen and done just about it all – supplier benchmarking, negotiations, client advocacy, risk, expense – and …