Progressive Travel Management Companies (TMCs) are increasingly turning to their clients to gauge the quality of their service and to understand what their clients might expect of them in the future. It’s a significant shift to a more participative process about knowing what clients truly value. In this story UNIGLOBE experts talk about how they are actively seeking out client insights and service opinions.

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A long flight layover doesn’t have to mean disrupting your work schedule. Thanks to increasingly popular airport lounges, business travelers can still get down to business en route. UNIGLOBE experts evaluate the benefits and discuss affordable ways to get access to some of the best lounges across airports worldwide.

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5 cool facts about Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
5 cool facts about Hyderabad
5 cool facts about Hyderabad

Hyderabad, a city located along the Banks of River Musi and occupying a land mass of 650 square kilometers (250 sq. mi), is the largest city and capital of the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh. The city proper is home to about 6.8 million people while its metropolitan area is home to 7.75 million people. This makes it the fourth most populous city in India. Below are a few cool facts about the city.

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5 cool facts about Bangalore
5 cool facts about Bangalore

Located on Deccan Plateau is the city of Bangalore, the capital of the Indian State of Karnataka. Bangalore is the third most populous city in India and is dubbed the 'Indian Silicon Valley' due to its role as the country's leading exporter of information technology. At the altitude of 3,000 feet, the city is renowned worldwide for its good temperature round the year and is among the top 10 best places to invest in the world.

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5 cool facts about Chennai

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
5 cool facts about Chennai
5 cool facts about Chennai

Chennai is the capital of the Indian State of Tamil Nadu. It is located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal and is the biggest city in South India with industrial, educational, cultural, and commercial interests that are unrivaled. If you want to visit this great city, below are a few cool facts that will give you an overview of the city.

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Be the first to get the inside scoop on what to expect in 2014. In this story, UNIGLOBE Experts talk about the ways companies can advance travel cost containment in 2014 and how the evolution of smart tools provides better efficiency for travel research, booking and even personalized service. A definitive guide and must read for business owners, travelers and coordinators.

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As you step into 2014 and begin planning your year, why not think about pushing beyond the boundaries of mainstream holidays, taking in new, unique experiences and making it a year that leaves you truly inspired! Think about exploring India and parts of the planet beyond the usual ‘hotspots’. UNIGLOBE Experts have researched a collection of 12 unique vacation ideas that will take you out of the ordinary in 2014. Ready? Set? Read on!

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Planning a company meeting outside the office? A meeting “away from home” is often the best way to generate new enthusiasm and ideas, and renew commitment to company goals. In this story, UNIGLOBE experts guide you through a series of tips for a great and memorable off-site meeting.

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As a business traveler, you’re used to situations that require you to travel on a short notice – maybe its that client meeting you’ve been chasing that’s finally come through or a project that requires your attention or even a meeting at your regional headquarters. You travel for any number of reasons that require you to be always prepared. In this story, UNIGLOBE Experts bring the focus on a few travel basics, the little things that make you an ever-ready traveler.

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Have you met a hero lately? So, what distinguishes a hero from the rest? Heroes don’t wait for opportunities, but actively seek to act on their values. This December, UNIGLOBE Experts talk about a lesser-known champion in business travel – a hero that goes about doing important detail work behind the scenes – dedicated to the cause of saving you and your company, time and, money while still enhancing traveler comfort.

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You’re an expert business traveller and know your way around the travel industry pretty well. Now it’s time for a little R&R, a well-deserved vacation – it’s time to play! Several tourist brochures surround you on the couch. A Lonely Planet guide sits beside you on the desk. You’ve got multiple browsers open on your laptop with a flurry of scribbles on your notepad.

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Depending upon how your travel program is setup, you could be the designated person for arranging travel solutions for all travelers in your company. If you are one such coordinator, then you know that getting relevant flight options several times a day, for multiple travelers can leave you time starved. In this story, UNIGLOBE Experts talk about a tool that saves you valuable time for flight research, booking and lets you do much more!

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Tips for Making Business Travel More Pleasurable
Tips for Making Business Travel More Pleasurable

Business Travel can become stressful but do you know some of the creative and interesting ways to make your next business trip enjoyable?

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London, Paris, New York or Sydney, you travel the world for business. UNIGLOBE Experts help you navigate some well-known airports around the world by compiling information about airport-city connectivity, dining & relaxation ideas and 'on the go' tips about traveler facilities available at the airport that include Wi-Fi connectivity and more. Featured this month is Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris.

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From coffee shops to planes, trains, and cruise ships, we've become accustomed to having ready access to the Internet just about anywhere using our smartphones. For most of us, our lives revolve around our phones with hundreds of business emails per day, contacts, browsing, social networking and what not. With all this power quite literally in your palms, it's easy to forget how vulnerable this makes us to security threats. UNIGLOBE experts talk about a few tips that safeguard your smartphone while on the go.

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It's a question many small and mid-sized companies often ask; with only a handful of employees who regularly travel on business, is a travel policy really necessary? The answer is a firm yes! A travel policy provides the kind of cost savings and the ability to monitor and control travel expenses that can make a significant impact on your bottom line.

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Identity theft doesn't just happen when you're at home. In fact, you may be even more vulnerable to it while traveling because you're carrying your valuable personal information around with you in unfamiliar and distracting environments. UNIGLOBE Travel presents proven tips for keeping your identity safe while you're on the road.

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Does work have you constantly on the move? Tablets and smartphones usually make things more efficient and compact on the ground, but traveling with these devices can have you tangled in a mess of wires and chargers. Keeping them organized can be a time-vacuum, not to mention weigh down your carry-on bag.

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UNIGLOBE Travel (South Asia) has been recently awarded the Most Preferred Operator for Business Travelat the CNBC Awaaz Travel Award 2013.

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We’re committed to enhancing your travel search, purchase and information experience with cutting edge technology for you to use and all backed by expert agents who know you and your travel requirements. Our new website is the latest example of this commitment and we have designed it to meet all your information needs as a traveler, whether for business or leisure travel.

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Over 250 UNIGLOBE Travel professionals and leading suppliers gathered in Jaipur for education and recognition of top performance in sales and service. Travelers will benefit from exclusive “insider knowledge” of travel products; new customer service tools and enhanced “job-specific” skills that UNIGLOBE professionals learnt at the conference.

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The business traveler category is an intriguingly multifaceted affair.

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Airlines and hotels are trying to minimize the din. Enter child-free zones, noise- cancelling headphones, and other creative measures.

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1939 Business lounge Business travel has had its perks since at least 1939, when American Airlines set up its first Admirals club lounge at New York`s newly opened La Guardia Airport. Now nearly ubiquitous (the website loinge-guide.net offers reviews of more than 800 lounges worldwide),first-and business-class lounges have had to step up their game to compete for frequent fliers, offering more than just usual plasma-screen TV`s, open bars, leather chairs, and Wi-Fi. Qantas’s first-class lounge in Sydney, for example, boasts of menus conceived by Rockpool chef Neil Perry and spectacular views over Botany Bay.

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One of the first things that come to mind when planning for a business trip are directions, and that usually means a GPS is needed. Not only do smartphones make for excellent companions, but they can also help ease the travel experience with other useful apps. Our experts have compiled a list of 10 apps that will help counteract the frustrations that often accompany business trips.

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