In this episode, we welcome Lisa Occleshaw and Darryl McGarvey from SAP Concur into the studio to talk about expenses and why so many people are failing to claim back what is rightfully theirs!

Lisa and Darryl guides us through their time at SAP Concur and why they believe they have the best expenses tool in the business. We also hear some horror stories from companies who are getting it wrong when it comes to expense policies and why men claim more than women!We also discuss the recent study from Barclays which shows that employees are losing £962 million a year in unclaimed expenses.

All this and the first, worst and best travel scenarios.

Absolute Clarity episode seven is now LIVE and you can find it here:

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For more information about SAP Concur please visit www.concur.com or find them across social media platforms. 

If you would like to get in touch with Absolute Clarity about appearing as a guest, sponsoring, or suggesting a future topic, email us: podcast@claritybusinesstravel.com

You can also join the conversation by following us on Twitter  @Clarity_BT using the hashtag #AbsoluteClarity #HeartsMinds  

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In this episode, we welcome AirSwift's procurement manager, James Lloyd, and Clarity's maestro of data and MI, Darren Williams on to the show to discuss the benefits of using a travel management company and why cutting costs doesn't always equal savings, following their recent implementation of a travel management company, AirSwift are still finding their feet when it comes to weighing up the costs of business travel. Darren, James and Kyle get into the importance of data when planning your travel programme and why Clarity's new Go2Insight tool is making big waves in the industry. 

All this and the first, worst and best travel scenarios.

Absolute Clarity episode eight is now LIVE and you can find it here:


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For more information about AirSwift please visit www.airswift.com or find them across most social media platforms. 

If you would like to get in touch with Absolute Clarity about appearing as a guest, sponsoring, or suggesting a future topic, email us: podcast@claritybusinesstravel.com

You can also join the conversation by following us on Twitter @Clarity_BT using the hashtag #AbsoluteClarity #HeartsMinds  

Have you downloaded the Hearts & Minds manifesto? Click here to get your copy now. 

Absolute Clarity Season 2 episode 6 has launched today. In this episode, we welcome the head of key accounts at Travelodge, Sophie Lemm, into the studio to give us the inside track on Travelodge and why they are adapting their offering to business travellers. You may have already caught Sophie on an episode of Clarity Presents with Alexandra where they discuss the relationship between comfort and efficiency.

On the podcast, Kyle and Sophie discuss Travelodge's plans for further growth with a number of new locations on the horizon and why your feedback is so important to them.

We also discover the strangest things people have left behind during their stay and the random requests hotel staff are asked on a daily basis, before we find out Sophie's first, best and worst travel scenarios.

For more information about Travelodge please visit www.travelodge.co.uk or find them across most social media platforms.

If you would like to get in touch with Absolute Clarity about appearing as a guest, sponsoring, or suggesting a future topic, email us: podcast@claritybusinesstravel.com

You can also join the conversation by following us on Twitter @Clarity_BT using the hashtag #AbsoluteClarity #HeartsMinds 

It's that time of the week, episode seven of Absolute Clarity Season 2 is now live. In this episode, we welcome Jane Harrington and Steve Riley, the respective directors of HR and operations at Clarity alongside founding manager at recruitment consultancy firm Marmion Recruitment, Mohsin Hanif into the studio to discover how to get the best performance out of your staff.From managing workload, offering flexible working and prioritising mental health, we look at the changing landscape of the workplace and how employers can gain valuable buy in from their employees.

And that’s not all, we also discuss the recent upheavals for Northern Trains and just how far is too far when it comes to the daily commute. We also find out what our guests think about pets in the workplace.All this and the first, worst and best travel scenarios. 

Absolute Clarity episode seven is now LIVE and you can find it here:

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For more information about Marmion please visit www.marmionrecruitment.co.uk or find them across most social media platforms. 

If you would like to get in touch with Absolute Clarity about appearing as a guest, sponsoring, or suggesting a future topic, email us:   podcast@claritybusinesstravel.com

You can also join the conversation by following us on Twitter   @Clarity_BT using the hashtag #AbsoluteClarity #HeartsMinds 

Have you downloaded the Hearts & Minds manifesto? Click here to get your copy now. 

Season two of Absolute Clarity, the number one business travel podcast is well underway and today we go live with episode four.

Host Kyle Daniels welcomes: Julia Fidler, Global Employee Experience Lead at MS Travel; Paul Casement, Sales and Account Director at Clarity and Louise Kilgannon, a consultant with award winning travel consultancy firm Festive Road.

The topic at hand, employee engagement.

What makes an employee engage with their business?

Will too many questions put them off? 

Will too few give you the information you need to better their experience?

They discuss travel persona's, embracing the new age of social media and how important it is to have honest feedback.

And of course the episode ends with our guests sharing their first, worst and best travel stories.

Absolute Clarity episode four is now LIVE and you can find it here:

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For more information on Microsoft, visit: www.microsoft.com/en-gb/

For more information about Festive Road, visit: www.festive-road.com

If you would like to get in touch with Absolute Clarity about appearing as a guest, sponsoring, or suggesting a future topic, email us: podcast@claritybusinesstravel.com

You can also join the conversation by following us on Twitter @Clarity_BT using the hashtag #AbsoluteClarity #HeartsMinds 

Have you been keeping up with season two? 

Episode three went live today and we welcome Rami El Dashan and Mark Croucher from Virgin Atlantic to wax lyrical about all the work that goes on behind the scenes at Virgin. From their exceptional levels of customer service to their desire to partner with small independent businesses, we ask the questions to truly understand what makes them tick. 

Listen out for some inside information on their relationship with Delta and the recent Air France - KLM deal, before we get into Rami and Mark's first, best and worst travel experiences. 

Episode two welcomes back Will Murray, Product Manager for Clarity and Ben Cooper from Travel Risk Media to discuss all things traveller risk and safety. 

Absolute Clarity episode three is now LIVE and you can find it here:

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For more information on Virgin Atlantic, visit: www.virginatlantic.com

If you would like to get in touch with Absolute Clarity about appearing as a guest, sponsoring, or suggesting a future topic, email us: podcast@claritybusinesstravel.com

You can also join the conversation by following us on Twitter @Clarity_BT using the hashtag #AbsoluteClarity #HeartsMinds

It's already been two weeks since we launched the new season of Absolute Clarity and we have a new episode to share. 

Episode two welcomes back Will Murray, Product Manager for Clarity and Ben Cooper from Travel Risk Media to discuss all things traveller risk and safety. 

From the dangers of drug cartels to terrorist attacks, global travel brings with it a number of risks, but how effectively could your company handle things if their employees were located somewhere close to a global incident?

What would happen if members of your team were injured and stranded following a bus crash in remote Spain? We ask just how prepared is your company when it comes to duty of care?

We also find out more about Education Without Borders, an annual conference aimed at reducing travel risk in the academic sector. Now in its fourth year, the conference features some of the biggest names in travel risk and safety. 


Of course the final segment features the first, worst and best travel experiences from each of our guests. 

Absolute Clarity episode two is now LIVE and you can find it here:

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If you would like to get in touch with Absolute Clarity about appearing as a guest, sponsoring, or suggesting a future topic, email us: podcast@claritybusinesstravel.com

You can also join the conversation by following us on Twitter @Clarity_BT using the hashtag #AbsoluteClarity #HeartsMinds

Bigger, better and brighter… get ready for Absolute Clarity season two 

The number one business travel management podcast is back for its second season and we’re bringing some incredible guests along for the ride. 

Following on from our successful first season, the host with the most, Kyle Daniels is back behind the mic to bring you a plethora of travel topics you need to know about and he’s not alone. 

This season, we’ve got some of the biggest names in travel from buyers to suppliers gracing the studio, alongside influencers and experts in the business and travel world. 

In the opening episode of season two, Kyle is joined by a couple of award winning travel and procurement consultants, Chris Pouney and Caroline Strachan*, alongside Clarity CEO Pat McDonagh to debate the difference between procurement with a small p and a capital P and whether procurement is part of the problem, or the solution, when it comes to travel management.  

Season two also sees the return of popular segment, first, best and worst travel scenarios. 

Absolute Clarity season two is now LIVE, with a new episode being released every two weeks.

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If you would like to get in touch with Absolute Clarity about appearing as a guest, sponsoring, or suggesting a future topic, email us: podcast@claritybusinesstravel.com

You can also join the conversation by following us on Twitter @Clarity_BT using the hashtag #AbsoluteClarity #HeartsMinds

*Chris Pouney is an independent consultant and vice chair of The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply while Caroline Strachan is the managing partner and co-founder of travel management consultancy firm Festive Road. 

Find out how brighter business travel can boost your bottom line.

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