Nina & Pinta and Goldspring Consulting announce that they have agreed a strategic partnership. The agreement further positions both companies as leaders in independent travel management consulting, while broadening their international reach to better serve current and future clients. “It is with great enthusiasm that we announce our strategic partnership with Nina and Pinta,” said […]

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Amidst the current furore around agency marks-ups of airline tickets, I think this would be an opportune moment to depart from my normal position of promoting procurement excellence to express astonishment and bemusement at the sometimes illogical and indefensible behavior of my Procurement brethren. To those who have been living under a rock, a number […]

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In the race for the 2008 US presidency, Barack Obama waged one of the most effective campaigns in the history of electioneering. A change we can believe in was the slogan incessantly repeated in stump speeches and social media channels. After an eight-year Bush presidency, which included the questionable intervention in Iraq and a capitulating economy, the […]

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A few years ago, on his maiden tour, Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges made an amusing observation about a portmanteau word that had recently entered the contemporary British lexicon. “Chillax,” he says. “They’ve combined chill and relax to create the most annoying word in the English language.”  Bromance and sexting are other examples likely to frustrate […]

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Nina & Pinta has formed a new partnership with University College Birmingham (UCB). The new partnership follows an initial seminar designed to address one of the largest challenges facing the industry today; the adoption of the sharing economy within managed corporate travel programmes. The session was attended by MA International Tourism Business Administration students from […]

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EasyJet was not always the low-cost darling of the corporate travel sector. Until October 2007, when it signed contracts with Amadeus and Galileo and started selling fares through travel management companies (TMCs) and online booking tools (OBTs), the Luton-based carrier resided outside the closed walls of the managed travel garden. Even with the benefit of […]

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Rolling out a global air travel policy is no mean feat. It is a complex, multi-layered exercise. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. Making it relevant to travellers in each marketplace should be the goal. Getting it right requires research and planning. It involves climbing down from a perceived Ivory Tower at company HQ and getting out […]

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In 2013, a North American division of T-Systems International made a brave decision. The company, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, rewrote its travel policy. All workers, no matter their seniority, were told to fly in economy class. The C-suite previously enjoyed the luxuries of business class, or better, on long haul. To say they were […]

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Over the last decade the public heath sector in the UK has proven itself to be devastatingly effective at haemorrhaging money on IT and technology. Possibly the biggest waste of tax payers cash was the ironically named one-size-fits-all project, which included a range of modernisation schemes such as synchronising the email system with the ability […]

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