Orbit’s travel blog

Our blogs are designed to provide you with insights and information relating to business travel. Not only in terms of what we do as a travel management company, but also across our key partners and the travel industry as a whole.

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Demystify the EV Rental Experience with Avis

24 May 2024

Blog post Share Electric vehicles (EVs) represent a positive step towards sustainable transport, offering reduced emissions and helping both organisations and households reach their sustainability goals. For the past two years, Avis have been offering customers a comprehensive range of EV rental options when booking from their Auckland, Wellington, or Christchurch branches. Avis found offering…

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Orbit & Qualmark: A Partnership

29 April 2024

Blog post Share Sustainability is important to us at Orbit World Travel, and that’s why for two years we have been partnering with New Zealand’s quality tourism assurance organisation, Qualmark. When looking at our offerings and working on our preferred suppliers as part of our Orbit Plus+ programme, we needed a way to ensure that…

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Ascend Summit 2024: Shaping the Future of Corporate Journeys

27 March 2024

Blog post Share Orbit World Travel set on a mission to hold one of its first customer event since Covid, with the objective of crafting something truly valuable for customers – this is how the Ascend Summit was born. With a resounding success, the event which was held last week, brought together industry leaders, visionaries,…

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Destination Work

13 March 2020

Blog post Share Every industry has acronyms and the business travel industry is no different. But MICE takes on a very different meaning for business travel, standing for Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing and Events. Orbit Groups & Events plan and manage multiple MICE activities in New Zealand and around the world. Orbit’s nationwide team of 30…

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Protecting what matters most

28 January 2020

Blog post Share If your business operates across different markets and geographies and your growth is sourced from getting your products and services to international markets, it’s likely you will have resources travelling to grow these markets and identify new ones. Travel, like any business expense, can be managed poorly which results in unnecessary expenditure,…

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NDC and the business traveller

11 October 2019

Blog post Share Orbit is working closely with IATA, our travel technology partners and key airlines in our markets to ensure we are ready for NDC and to help our clients benefit from its implementation. In a previous Orbit Blog, we’ve explained what NDC is and how it will impact the broader industry. In this…

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Encourage better buying

30 May 2019

Blog post Share Your travel management company (TMC) should be more than just a company that transacts your travel. They should also be offering you strategic and tactical advice on how to get the best out of your travel management programme. Advising our clients about their travel spend and the opportunities to save money and…

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Solving the highs and lows of accommodation

24 April 2019

Blog post Share Orbit Direct: Solving the highs and lows of accommodation cost & availability   Peak periods for accommodation in central city locations can pose a problem for business travellers and the business they travel for. This is because they often experience significant cost fluctuations as well as availability constraints. A lack of consistency…

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An omnichannel approach to travel management

7 March 2019

Blog post Share The complexities of business travel are not always immediately obvious. Technology influences almost every aspect of our lives; we are making plans and purchases digitally, automation is applied almost every step of the way and artificial intelligence can seemingly make decisions for us. So why is business travel still so complex? Surely,…

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New Distribution Capability Explained

11 January 2019

Blog post Share New Distribution Capability Explained In this blog we take a closer look at New Distribution Capability, what it involves, and how Orbit clients will benefit from its implementation.   Background Like any other large global industry, the travel sector has a complex distribution chain involving multiple businesses across multiple sectors. Not only…

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