WHY YOU NEED A ROCK-SOLID TRAVEL BRIEF (AND HOW TO CREATE ONE)

Business travel can be a massively complex undertaking, both for travelers themselves and for the support teams managing it. If you’re responsible for another person’s travel, no one expects you to keep every detail straight in your head - especially if you’re juggling multiple travelers and multiple trips. But if you want to be seen as an all-star travel planner,  you do to have a firm grasp on the... read more

7 GBTA SPEAKERS SHARE A SNEAK PEEK OF THEIR SESSIONS

The Savoya team is looking forward to the GBTA Convention 2018 next week, where we’ll be attending sessions in the “Risk/Duty of Care” track in order to better understand upcoming trends that may affect the business travel management practices of our travelers and their teams. We’ll be sharing a round-up of our key takeaways after the convention wraps up next week. But in the meantime, we reached out to... read more

BUSINESS TRAVEL IN CHINA: NAVIGATING A CHANGING LANDSCAPE

Nearly 138 million foreign citizens traveled to China in 2016, many of them U.S. business travelers connecting with international branches, customers and suppliers. As the world’s largest consumer market and the second largest economy after the United States, travel to China is not expected to slow any time soon. But whether most travelers realize it or not, traveling to and within China is a very different... read more

OUR FAVORITE EXERCISES FOR BUILDING SITUATIONAL AWARENESS MUSCLES

Whether you’re a traveling executive or an assistant managing the movements of a high-level traveler, situational awareness is one of the basic building blocks of personal safety. Travel - no matter how carefully executed - involves risk. Auto accidents and medical emergencies occur on the road, just as they do at home. The risk of targeted and opportunistic crime is also a consideration for high-profile... read more

THE MOMENT OF TRUTH: ELIMINATE CONFUSION WHEN FINDING YOUR DRIVER

You land at a busy airport, and struggle to find your way to the passenger pickup area. You finally arrive, only to be confronted by a row of drivers, standing next to nearly-identical vehicles. You walk out of an office building on a busy New York street and see a black sedan pulling up to the curb. The horns honking behind you and the flow of the busy sidewalk disorient you as you hop in - only to realize... read more