More recent stories from Chris Baker
Product News
Tax, VAT & Visas: What Connected Tech Ecosystems Can Do
In 2016, I heard of an experienced sales director running his company’s South African operations while traveling back and forth from that country and his home base in the U.K. After planning what had become a routine trip to visit the company’s...

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Industry News
Martinis and silver salvers: the beginning of another expense scandal?
At a time where we have seen university lecturers begin a month of walk outs in dispute over their pensions and students facing mounting debt due to increased tuition fees, the last thing that universities need is an expenses scandal. Yet this is...

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Industry News
Plan Ahead to Book Hotel Rooms Last-Minute
The best-laid plans – is there even such a thing when it comes to business travel? Last minute travel is not only unavoidable but inevitable. It is often out of your control – meetings change; flights are delayed or canceled; clients need you....

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Thought Leadership
We Are Only Scratching the Surface of Duty of Care
Late last year, we released a study that looked into the state of duty of care within the UK, which gave us some shocking results. The most important of these was that, from the 53 per cent of travellers that had been near a major event while...

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Thought Leadership
Artificial annoyance: Is AI really everything that it seems?
For finance teams across the country, artificial intelligence is fast becoming a Mary Poppins’ bag of possibilities. From spotting fraudulent activity to identifying trends that save a company tonnes of money, businesses are being promised that IT...

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Thought Leadership
Culture, care and financial etiquette across the globe
The world often feels like a very small place. In fact, with social media, globalisation and almost borderless trade and transactions, it’s easy to forget the different quirks and cultures, from country to country, that make the world such a...

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Thought Leadership
Travel technology that makes everyone happy
In 1990, I remember Sinéad O'Connor topping the charts with ‘Nothing Compares 2 U.’ I also remember booking my first business trip. I would phone a travel management company (TMC), talk through my plans, go back and forth to create an itinerary...

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Thought Leadership
Powerful Travel Partnerships: Concur and Rocketrip
In a nutshell, Concur Travel simplifies business trips and spend management. But when you delve a little deeper, you see that it’s the powerful partnerships within the system that makes Concur Travel what it is today. We don’t block external...

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Product News
Marriott International rolls out TripLink across all regions
Today we are very proud to announce that Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel company, has partnered with Concur and taken on board our TripLink offering. While Marriott was previously a customer in the US, this new deal means that...

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