Industry Insights

Last week, the Savoya team traveled to San Diego along with 7,000 other travel industry professionals for the 2018 Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) annual convention. In addition to exploring the more than 400 exhibitor booths, we attended several educational sessions and heard speakers including Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International, address the current state of the industry.   With few better... read more

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

That a formerly war-torn region like Kosovo would outrank the U.S. and U.K on any measure of perceived safety is just one of the surprises found in Gallup’s annual Global Law and Order report. The 2018 report, which included findings from more than 148,000 interviews with adults in 142 countries and areas, provides a valuable measure of people’s sense of personal security and their experiences with crime and law... read more

corporate travel management program visibility

Greater visibility into the operations of the vendors that make up your corporate travel management program often means the ability to make better, more informed and more data-driven decisions. It may mean cost-savings, and - as we’ll get into later in this article - it can mean greater security for your travelers. Yet, despite these obvious advantages, visibility isn’t something that’s questioned... read more

One of our goals in launching Momentum, the new Savoya blog, was to keep our travelers and those who support them up-to-date on trends and changes within the travel industry. Part of that commitment means finding new research, sharing it with you and offering our perspective on why it’s important. Recently, Aon, a leading global professional services and insurance firm, in partnership with The Risk Advisory... read more

Selecting the right ground transportation provider isn’t easy. Whether you’re planning travel for yourself or on behalf of someone else, ground is often the last thing on your mind. That’s understandable, given the complexity of choosing between different vendors, in different markets, with wildly different standards of service. But just because ground is challenging doesn’t mean you can let it to fall... read more

Today’s executives have never had more options when it comes to ground transportation. Arrive at their destinations, and your travelers will find themselves confronted with everything from traditional taxis and standard black car limo services to Lyft, UberX, UberXL, UberSelect and UberBLACK. In light of all this choice, how do you make the right decision for your executive travelers’ transportation... read more