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November 30, 2016

There is this old Pennsylvania Railway Company story about reporting.  Here, management asked for reports. New management asked for new reports. The trouble was, no one looked at the old reports to decide if they were still needed. Upshot was an ever growing department...

November 28, 2016

The relationship between best value and low prices and why it is not a good idea to use simply "the cheapest" as a criteris for buying travel.

November 22, 2016

Most of you will have noticed the introduction of branded fares on many airlines. These are new. Well, they are not really. Fares have always been branded in that the price you pay, depended on the type of fare you required. Such factors as length of stay, flexibility...

November 20, 2016

This post started differently, earlier. Just recently, however, my neighbour had a ride hailing app hailed driver -  and when I checked, the driver had no badge and the car carried no noticeable private hire licence plate.

This is a big issue for me, for reasons th...

November 11, 2016

One little corner of (some) websites carry a small price tracker, with an indication of if you should buy now or wait and see if the price for a flight falls. 

I have a simple rule: If you have to be somewhere specific at a specific time on a specific date - buy as...

November 8, 2016

My view is that any travel agency is only as good as the person dealing with your request. 

That said, a self booking tool or booking travel on the internet with a credit card yourself, will produce a response to your query that will be made, by definition, by a limited...

November 7, 2016

The four different types of business travel and how to include these in your travel budgeting.

November 4, 2016

"When you call the travel agent or go to book online, 90% of all opportunities to save money on travel have been lost." 


"The quickest and easiest way to save money on travel is not to travel in the first place."


How daft is that, I hear. Not as much as you may think. 


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November 4, 2016

If all your travel is simple there and back stuff, then it is time to look at the online booking tools. Before we do, however, let's bear another point in mind. Long ago, before it was decided that everyone had a divine right to fly everywhere and anywhere for very lit...

November 4, 2016

How do you save money on business travel? 

You have talked to all the major TMC's (Travel Management Companies) and (hopefully) some of the smaller ones, looked at high tech solutions, self booking tools, even a small little gadget that when stroked the right way makes...

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