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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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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Next generation of OBTs

31 August 2018

Blog post Share In June we advised that Orbit World Travel would be partnering with leading tech company, Serko Limited, to offer our clients their next generation online booking platform, Zeno. In this article we talk about some of the key features of the platform, which Orbit will be implementing later this year. It’s old…

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Delivering value through suppliers

17 November 2017

Blog post Share Delivering value, value, and more value through suppliers Andrea Stowers, National Product Manager   When the topic of a business travel agency is discussed, naturally many people navigate the conversation towards airfares and how we can best support them with the lowest fares in the market. Airfares are a big part of…

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Why have a travel partner?

4 September 2017

Blog post Share Top reasons to have an agency manage your business travel   Do you really need a company to manage your corporate travel? The Air New Zealand and Jetstar websites allow you to book flights, you can book rental cars direct, and there are booking engines for accommodation. That is true, you can…

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