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Editorial February 2017
In January's newsletter, I talked about the prospects for 2017 and the increasingly rapid pace of change at Traveldoo. February starts with some exciting business announcements and confirmation of forthcoming Traveldoo events. At the end of 2016, we gave our logo a makeover and adopted a new visual identity with the aim of reaffirming what we do. The challenge was to find a new visual that could sum up what we're about. A simple paper plane fitted the bill! The plane is an iconic representation of travel and paper is a reference to expense receipts, as the two concepts are now inseparable in the new generation of T&E projects…
Stéphane Donders, CEO Traveldoo
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Gras Savoye : T&E Implementation
Gras Savoye needed to pool and personalise its travel policies and ex-penses for all employees. With the Traveldoo Travel & Expense solution, Gras Savoye now has a clear and global overview of expenses incurred during business trips.
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Editorial February 2017
In January's newsletter, I talked about the prospects for 2017 and the increasingly rapid pace of change at Traveldoo. February starts with some exciting business announcements and confirmation of forthcoming Traveldoo events. At the end of 2016, we gave our logo a makeover and adopted a new visual identity with the aim of reaffirming what we do. The challenge was to find a new visual that could sum up what we're about. A simple paper plane fitted the bill! The plane is an iconic representation of travel and paper is a reference to expense receipts, as the two concepts are now inseparable in the new generation of T&E projects…
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I find your Lack of Expense Management Disturbing
Today, with sites like glassdoor making companies highly transparent to the market, employee satisfaction really matters. The applications that you provide and require your employees to use are seen as part of the overall package,...
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Travel with colleagues, just like that!
Every day, business travellers arrange their own travel on an individual basis, although many may regularly travel to the same destination. Whether attending the same meetings, visiting customers or ...
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SnapCar, the chauffeur service for business travellers
SnapCar - the chauffeur service for business travellers, available soon with Traveldoo. Supporting travellers for the entire duration of their trip has become the philosophy of travel programmes. However, train station and airport transfers are the most stressful part of any trip and also represent an uncontrolled expense...
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Time for Quiz Business Travel & Technology
From e-tourism to sustainable tourism, the travel industry is looking to the future and is a key issue for 2017.
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No-one is busy, it’s just about “Priority”
The great thing about working on a Travel and Expense product is how many great things we can think of to do. The most difficult thing about working on a Travel and Expense products is that, when you decide to do one thing next, you are saying “no” or “not yet” to the hundreds of other good ideas...
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Ian Allan Travel chose Traveldoo
Ian Allan Travel operates in the highly competitive TMC market place. Ian Allan were looking for a Global flexible solution and chose Traveldoo to ensure they retained their market position in the key customer sectors they operate in.
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Traveldoo ♥ TMCs
TMCs relationship with technology and technology vendors has not been the easiest in the last years. In a marketplace which is moving from Service to Software-as-a-Service staying relevant and bringing companies and travellers the kind of digital experiences they expect is tough.
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Stamping your approval on T&E?
Traditional requirements for approval processes are one of the things that can be, let's be honest, a bit burdensome. Part of the perceived gap between the light, fresh experience of a consumer travel booking and the more dowdy, heavy business trip version. Traveldoo takes a position on this which could be seen as counter-intuitive.
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Keep optimising your travel expenses!
We are delighted that all of our clients experience a very high take-up rate and strict adherence to their travel policy. Our research shows that it's the Air and rail travel-related expenses which are posting some of the best figures. The rate is lower for accommodation expenses, largely due to, travellers continuing to opt for offline booking options.
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French URSSAF inspection and professional expenses
Dear readers, in our previous correspondence, we touched on a range of ways to make savings on professional expenses. It continues to remain an area where companies can make substantial savings, in compliance with the fiscal regulations of the country. In order to illustrate this point, we have asked an expert, Antoine Devresse, URSSAF* consultant with Ayming, to present the case for companies subject to URSSAF rules on French territory. Of course, these rules apply to all companies, whether they are French or not.
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DIMO Software and Traveldoo sign distribution agreement
Traveldoo and DIMO Software - European software providers specializing in the Travel and Expense management market, have announced a partnership agreement. Starting from January 1st 2017, DIMO Software will offer an integrated SBT function in the Notilus travel solution, using Traveldoo’s technology.
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Editorial January 2017
2016 has just ended and we are already fully focused on 2017, feeling optimistic for the new year but slightly dizzy at the accelerating speed of change we see around us. This impression is driven by World news rich in significant events (Terrorism, Brexit, American election, global warming...) mixed with geopolitical instability (Migrants crisis, war in Syria, fight against ISIS, East-West diplomatic tensions...) all of which have impacted the business travel industry in some way...
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Traveldoo delivers new hotel booking application
Utilising parent company's consumer technology to develop user friendly mobile app for corporates and corporate travellers. Traveldoo Technologies, the provider of travel and expense management platforms has launched a new hotel booking application, in the first of a series of native T &E apps to revolutionise the way corporates and corporate travellers manage and book their business travel.
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Learn how to take control of your costs in 2017
Business Travel burns cash, yet it's essential to growth. Learn about best practices on how to control travel related costs while keeping travelers satisfy. Growing your business involves meeting clients, demonstrating your products and coming back to
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WIPO choose Traveldoo
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) employs approximately 1,300 employees and views employee mobility as essential. In order to offer a simple and flexible online booking tool, WIPO selected Traveldoo Enterprise, enabling it to manage the flow of travellers in the organization while adhering to established travel policies.
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Traveldoo offre une solution intégrée Travel et Expense, en partenariat avec Gray Dawes
Traveldoo, the provider of travel and expense management platforms, today announced a new agreement with leading TMC Gray Dawes, to provide a fully integrated T &E solution for their online booking platform GDBOOKOnline.
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Rémy Cointreau choose Traveldoo T&E™
As a worldwide group, Rémy Cointreau needed a comprehensive and reliable solution to manage all its French team’s foreign travel and company expenses. The implementation of Traveldoo Enterprise™ and Traveldoo Expense™ solutions has made it possible for the group to more easily manage these transactions as it continues its international expansion.
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Ian Allan Travel
For the upcoming January edition of the Traveldoonews, Traveldoo interviews Pat O’Neill – Managing Director, Ian Allan Travel on the importance of selecting the right supplier, why supplier partnerships are so important and how Traveldoo’s technology solutions have helped to drive their business forward. In this edition, Traveldoo talks Ian Allan Travel.
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Time for Quiz Innovation & Technology
Artificial Intelligence and Cryptographic Currency... Dive into the heart of innovation to start 2017 and imagine the world of tomorrow!
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Editorial December 2016
2016 is coming to an end, but it's definitely not time to take stock just yet, as there's still some good news to come. On November 24, we hosted a dinner for more than 70 guests, including 50 of our customers, in the prestigious setting of the Rue de Presbourg apartment. The evening was an opportunity for us to understand more about our customers' and partners' views on the business, our values and the Traveldoo ethos. Over the evening, we outlined our key areas of development and product strategy.
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Time for Quiz
2016 is coming to an end... A “Retrospequiz” on some indicators from 2016, while keeping an eye on the end-of-year festivities.
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Conferma Connect is radically changing the way hotel payments are settled
This is great news for Traveldoo corporate travellers who book hotel services with virtual cards. The new Conferma Connect solution uses ground-breaking PCI compliant protocol to enable virtual cards to be transmitted securely by email instead of fax for the first time.
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Knowledge sharing is at the centre of our customers' and partners' challenges
Like many markets, the business travel sector is being revolutionised by new technology and the advent of disruptive offerings. Businesses and partners can make the most of this transformation by having a thorough understanding of the value added by each stakeholder, and, above all, of the interactions between different stakeholders (businesses, distributors, technology platforms). Traveldoo will launch a customer consultation in 2017 to promote the sharing of knowledge and ideas in our industry to drive performance.
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The Stars are Smiling
I’m working away from home for several days each week. But that’s OK, I have AirBnB and Uber on my phone and they are great at what they do. Life is just easier with them in the world. One part of their systems that really works is the way they have integrated their ratings system. They have both taken the bold decision that it’s pretty much not optional to rate your previous experience in order to get your next one. But the quid-pro-quo is that it’s very quick and easy to do so, just tap or swipe a star rating indicator.
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Time for Quiz
Understanding the differing cultural etiquettes is crucial in the Global business environment. Test your knowledge and ensure you make the best impression when dealing with people from all over the world.
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Editorial November 2016
The end of the year is approaching fast. On 24 November, we will have the pleasure of hosting our clients and partners for a convivial gathering at a unique venue. At the event, we will provide insights into Traveldoo's strategy, look at our plans for future innovation and product development, and discuss feedback from clients on their experiences.
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Is there room for innovation in VAT recovery?
In our previous newsletters, we have explored the potential for companies to recover air miles as a new source of savings. Today we will be covering more familiar territory, but an area that is still under-exploited by companies: recovering VAT on work expenses.
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What are the key steps required to ensure the successful deployment of a T&E solution?
Every project and every client is different, so looking for the magic standardised formula for deployment of a solution would be both futile and presumptuous. The keys to success lies in a strong partnership between the client and the platform provider, based on the real issues at stake in the project.
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Policy Dynamism
Companies have created, communicated and tried to enforce travel policies for a long time. Certainly a lot longer than most of the technology we use today for business travel has been around. However, even today, many of the company policies that are implemented resemble closely the types of policy ubiquitous in the past, telling travellers, in simple terms, what is “OK”.
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New Air France and KLM aligned fare structure in Economy class
For travel on its European and North African network, Air France and KLM will introduce a new, fully combined fare structure based on offering simplicity to the customer by having a choice between Light, Standard and Flex fares.
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Door-to-Snore
Traveldoo is part of the Expedia group and there are some really great discussions across and between the different product departments about “what works” and what the future of travel booking is. The topic of Door-to-Door bookings came up recently, an approach tried in different ways by Rome-to-Rio, KDS and Serko amongst others. Simple idea really, don't impose a shopping experience on people. Do all that leg work for them and just give them a book button.
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Editorial October 2016
Since its launch in 2000, Traveldoo has experienced a continued growth in business. 2016 will mark a major turning point in the acceleration of its development. This is due to the recent sales success with key accounts (CAC 40 members) and also to new trade agreements with the major chains of TMCs in France and the United Kingdom. The company now generates half of its business working with re-seller partners.
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Time for Quiz Business Travel & Expense
The world's longest non-stop commercial flight? Electric prices for one night panoramic view? Each month, our offbeat Quiz!
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TSN: own and control the way you purchase travel
The extent and nature of the network of providers available via the Traveldoo Enterprise and Portal solutions enable companies and public institutions to freely manage their business travel purchases and enjoy the best fares, including web and low-cost offers.
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The end-to-end experience
“Paris-based Traveldoo manages Travel and Expenses (T&E) for more than 4,000 clients, including L'Oréal, AXA, Nissan and Renault. Like other combined T&E solutions, such as KDS and Concur, combining booking and expenses on a single platform means that users get the benefits of end-to-end seamlessness, control and visibility.
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Hipmunk is an SAP company
OK, you got me. I did not see that coming. Hipmunk, who were only formed in 2010, started making a name for themselves by winning at the Phocuswright travel innovation summit in 2011. It really shook the industry into realising how complacent it had become about the travel search user experience.
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Using miles for your company? Maybe easier than you think!
Our last article has generated curiosity and interest from many of you, thus we thought that the best was to turn the floor to an expert as Ravindra Bhagwanani Managing Director at Global Flight More and more companies are tempted to look into one of the last areas of widely untapped, though potentially highly rewarding savings potentials: Frequent Flyer miles.
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Share the best practices...Air Travel policy
Traveldoo is continually working on a new innovative ways to help companies optimize their travel costs. One of the latest enhancements allows an advance setup of the air travel policy. Through a user friendly interface and simple explanation of your company's policy guidelines we facilitate your manager's decisions for travel approval. Thus, your travel policy will be, at all levels, fast and efficiently implemented across your company.
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Editorial September 2016
Traveldoo occupies a prominent place within the business Travel & Expense market. In recent years, the "T" has become inseparable from the "E", with solutions serving businesses and travellers alike. Traveldoo is at the heart of an ecosystem that involves a wide variety of suppliers and service providers. Our T & E solutions are aimed at helping all companies whose employees are busy crisscrossing the world or their region. We help by making travel, expense reimbursement and travel budget management a simpler and more cost efficient process.
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Time for Quiz Business Travel & Expense
Is there a pilot in the plane? Astronomical expense reports for an aerospace trip? Each month, our offbeat Quiz!
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A new portal to connect with our Support Team
At Traveldoo, innovation and customer satisfaction are at the heart of our culture. For 15 years we have maintained a consistent relationship with our customers offering an efficient and specialized quality of service. To continue to exceed our customers' expectations, we recently launched a new solution, with the goal of further improving the interaction with our customers.
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Can we still make savings on the T&E?
Nowadays all businesses are aware of the potential cost savings from adopting an "end-to-end" solution dedicated to travel and expense, to help streamline their processes and manage travel related purchases. Implementation and adoption of end-to-end solutions vary hugely between different organisations. This highlights the enormous potential to still convert some organisations and we encourage these businesses to realise the benefits of such a solution to drive their business forward.
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Mobile T&E - The coming decade of « pretty awesome »
People seem fond of telling the story of the travel industry, especially those who have been around it a while. Unless you were spending a lot of money it must have sucked to travel on business in the 70s, pre-deregulation, with hardly any choice of what kind of experience you wanted. Even as we got into this century, and the dot com businesses started trying to work out how to use the new connectedness to help businesses, the business travel experience only barely improved.
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For optimum management of your business travel
The current tendency is to centralise more and more. To do this, companies need more complete solutions to manage their business travel. For many, centralised payments are the cornerstone of this process and the lodged account remains at the core of this solution. This solution has a dual objective: to facilitate your business organisation and reduce the costs associated with business travel.
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Can Trust be Expens(iv)e?
I had an interesting discussion yesterday with the Financial controller from a major multinational, operating in over 100 countries. He had an admirable vision of expense management. White collar workers would simply deposit their receipts with a process outsourcing company and their expense claims would be done for them. Nothing to do, nothing to think about, you just get your money back.
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