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Asian travellers’ unhealthy addiction
I’ve been living in Asia for more than 15 years, and I’m not afraid to say it: Asians love a good bargain. In many instances – night markets in Thailand, for one – fighting for the lowest price isn’t just acceptable, it’s mandatory. But when it...

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business travel
Business or pleasure? Corporate travel should be both
After reading my colleague Madanjit’s recent post about the emotive appeal of travel, I got to thinking: are we underselling corporate travel’s potential for innovation? To me, corporate travel occupies a uniquely exciting position at the juncture...

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SAP and Singapore Airlines Collaborate to Boost Corporate Travel Visibility...
SINGAPORE — November 8, 2018 — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced a collaboration with Singapore Airlines (SIA) to boost travel visibility for businesses. SIA is the first Asia-based carrier to sign an agreement with the SAP Concur organization,...

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Innovation is magic made real
The best innovation is led from emotions in response to passion, joy, pain or frustration. The closer something is to your heart, the more motivated you are to improve it or find ways to do it better. When I was growing up, overseas travel was a...

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business travel
T&E Management: Pound-foolish, penny-wise?
In Asia, as I’ve written about before, companies tend to squeeze their travel management companies (TMCs) for the lowest prices and fees possible. From my experience, they’re wasting their time – or at least spending it rather inefficiently. The...

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True innovation lands a product just ahead of the market need
When I joined SAP Concur, we faced two main challenges: customers in Asia didn’t know our product, and they didn’t care. So how does a business open up a market, where self awareness is not there? Facing these challenges taught me that you can...

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