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Do Travel Management Companies Make Your Life Easier? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Full-Service Account Management

Cassie Sclafani | January 16, 2019

Guest post with contributions by our own Heather McKibben – Account Manager

Making a Travel Budget for Your New Business

Cassie Sclafani | April 17, 2018

When you’re just starting out in business, it’s important to set a budget and stick to it as...

Millennials: Their Place in the Business Travel Landscape

Cassie Sclafani | February 7, 2018

It’s important as an employer to understand the needs of employees. Naturally, the unique demands...

In the Digital Age, Why Face-to-Face Meetings Still Matter

Cassie Sclafani | January 30, 2018

On March 10, 1876, the world began an irreversible shrinking process. On that day, Alexander Graham...

Your Complete Breakdown of TMC Pricing

Cassie Sclafani | January 9, 2018

The decision of whether or not to use a travel management company (TMC) for corporate travel is one...

The “But We Have a Contract” Dilemma

Cassie Sclafani | December 7, 2017

Guest post by our own Jim Wasson – Director, Business Development

How to Handle a Travel Crisis: What You Need to Know

Cassie Sclafani | October 18, 2017

There’s little doubt that business travel can be fraught with minor frustrations and occasional...

A Look Into the Changing Business Travel Landscape

Cassie Sclafani | September 27, 2017

There was once a time when business travel meant you booked a flight, arranged a cab (or limo) and...

What Smart Companies Are Doing About Emergency Travel Policies

Cassie Sclafani | September 25, 2017

In June, proclaimed this 2017 hurricane season would incur 11 to 17 named storms, which is...

Regional vs. Global Travel Management Companies: Which is Better?

Cassie Sclafani | September 11, 2017

Our world is shrinking. Technology advancements continue improving the relative ease with which...

Corporate Travel Risk Management – Keeping up with Constant Change

Cassie Sclafani | August 7, 2017

The new “normal” is expecting the unexpected. Random terror attacks, civil unrest, natural and...

The New AmTrav is Here

Cassie Sclafani | June 5, 2017

Here at AmTrav, our goal is to make business travel easier. We believe in keeping a close eye on...

Four Things To Know About Information Security Before Selecting a TMC

Cassie Sclafani | May 29, 2017

Travel — both domestic and overseas — goes hand in hand with modern-day business life. However,...

The Pros and Cons of a Heavily Managed Travel Program

Cassie Sclafani | May 22, 2017

The goals spelled out in the 2017 plan may have seemed lofty, but as the second quarter draws to a...

Is It Time to Consider a Corporate Travel Management Company?

Cassie Sclafani | April 24, 2017

As a company grows, so does its corporate reach. Doing business within ever-increasing geographic...

Managed vs. Unmanaged Travel

Cassie Sclafani | April 5, 2017

Business travel is a pricey cost of doing business, so it’s important to enter into financial...

5 Advantages of Using An Agency To Book Your Air Travel

Cassie Sclafani | February 8, 2017

It may be tempting to book your company’s travel on your own – without the services of a business...

Is Your Current Travel Policy Really Working?

Cassie Sclafani | January 23, 2017

Simply put, you need to have solid data in order to properly manage and evaluate the success — or...

What You Don't Know - But Should - About Unused Airline Tickets

Cassie Sclafani | January 18, 2017

When you book a business flight — whether individually or through a business travel agency — the...

Do I Need to Hire a Consultant to Help Select a Travel Management Company?

Cassie Sclafani | January 5, 2017

Hiring a travel management company (TMC) is an important decision because who you choose can have a...


Cassie Sclafani | December 5, 2016

Like it or not, business travel is a cost of doing business — and a substantial one at that....


Cassie Sclafani | November 27, 2016

Many smart businesses work with a professional travel management company to save time, money, and...

What You Should Be Asking About Your TMC’s Reporting Capabilities

Cassie Sclafani | October 6, 2016

Among a company’s greatest expenditures, travel and related expenses top the list. So, with little...

Five Questions You Should Be Asking About Account Management Support

Cassie Sclafani | October 4, 2016

A great business travel agency provides intuitive, easy-to-use products and services that are...

Top 5 Things You Should Ask About a TMC’s Call Center Support

Cassie Sclafani | October 4, 2016

When it comes to choosing the right business travel agency, not all are created equal. A business...

Top 5 Questions You Should Ask a Business Travel Agency About Their Online Booking Tools

Cassie Sclafani | October 4, 2016

With the majority of business travel booked over the Internet, a business travel agency’s online...