Quest for simplicity part 3: share insights

Quest for simplicity part 3: share insights

Let’s face it: today’s travel-management landscape is changing rapidly, and its increasing fragmentation and complexity are causing a fuss among travel managers. Having focused on cost savings and compliance for years, they now find themselves in the midst of a juggling act they haven’t yet mastered. In addition to negotiating deals with suppliers, they need…

Quest for simplicity part 2: decrease complexity

Quest for simplicity part 2: decrease complexity

Today’s road warrior is not your average business-traveler Joe. Milking the company’s funds by raiding the minibar, ordering twenty-dollar juices, or booking expensive plane seats ‘just because you can?’ Not the road warrior’s style. In fact, contemporary business travelers are often more frugal and environmentally conscious than their employers. They will go the extra mile…

Quest for simplicity part 1: reduce clicks

Quest for simplicity part 1: reduce clicks

‘Keep it simple,’ ‘lean and mean,’ ‘less is more:’ the plea for simplicity has seeped into our language and culture over the years, and it is here to stay. Even more so, it has made the leap into the corporate travel world, where it’s already a hit among forward-thinking travel managers. Against the backdrop of…

BTN Innovate, then and now: looking back and ahead!

BTN Innovate, then and now: looking back and ahead!

Dear travel managers, Yours might be one of the most exciting jobs in the world. Seriously. You have the ability to affect the lives of many traveling employees, and that must be really cool. At the same time, it’s quite the task, which means yours is one of the hardest jobs in the world, too…

Team Travel Experience goes Panama

Team Travel Experience goes Panama

If you’re somewhat familiar with Roadmap, you might know we are a tad crazy. If you’re not, we’ll tell you right now that yes, we are nuts, but in a good way. Why? Well, here’s the thing: stepping into the business travel arena as a Dutch startup company, convinced you can improve traveler happiness, requires…

Get in control of your travel program in 3 simple steps

Last week, I met a fellow entrepreneur who asked me, “What do you think the travel industry will look like 10 years from now?” It was a triggering question in a lot of ways. Considering how little the industry has changed in the past few years, you probably won’t expect any major transformations in the…

It’s all about employees: maximize their value, reap the benefits!

Starting something new is exciting. It’s an adventure of sorts, a dive into the unknown – all that cheesy jazz. The reason I’m digging up these phrases is that I recently started a new job – or, more specifically, an internship at Roadmap. And sure, I was thrilled and all. But in all honesty, before…

5 times GBTA is far from enough: come see us (again) this year!

At Roadmap, we always have a lot of fun preparing for GBTA. Every year, our design team builds a new demo app (to demonstrate what is on our roadmap in the coming year), determines our theme for GBTA, drafts the booth (4040) design, and – last but not least – creates our yearly outfits. I…

Growing up so fast: time for the Roadmap introduction video!

Roadmap is officially a toddler! And we’re quite the kid, if we may say so ourselves. At the ‘age’ of 4, we can share some impressive figures: more than 4 billion was spent on travel through our systems in 2019, 17 of our customers are big corporations, and our team consists of nearly 30 people.…

How to maximize your travel program’s value while minimizing costs

Two weeks ago, we decided to celebrate Roadmap’s new website launch by hosting a fancy company dinner. I took the liberty of picking an Amsterdam steak house, ensuring unlimited Heinekens for everyone. With two things I absolutely love – steak and beers – what could possibly go wrong? Well, this: it turns out I was…