Holiday date clashes – Europe vs. Asia Pacific

As every event planner knows, date clashes with public holidays and school holidays can reduce event attendance. And not just from locals, but also from international attendees, who are unlikely to attend your event if it’s a public holiday in their country, or if they’d rather be with their children during the school holidays. Identifying such date clashes manually is …

A short and sweet travel alerts newsletter!

Are you tired of drowning in travel alerts, some of them irrelevant and most of them far too detailed? As a meeting organiser or business traveller, do you really care why people are on strike? They’re on strike, period. And you’re going to check the latest status anyway. At Fly Another Day, we therefore favour a minimalist approach: one-line travel alerts …

Fly Another Day now free for all users

Fly Another Day, a decision tool that helps event planners to avoid date clashes with holidays and major events, has just announced that it will move from fee to free. “Our initial paid subscription model has confirmed the value of our product, both in terms of key clients and industry recognition (award winner at IBTM World 2016)”, says co-founder Michael …

Fly Another Day in top 10 finalists at IBTM 2016

IBTM World and EventMB have announced the top-10 finalists for their annual TechWatch innovation competition. And we are pleased to announce that Fly Another Day made it to the podium for 2016, in a field of over 60 start-ups competing for the honours! Read more about it here.

Mind the gap in travel policy!

In this paper we identify a common gap in travel policy which can result in assistants and meeting planners inadvertently scheduling meetings during major events and holidays. Such disruptions raise costs, waste people’s time and reduce meeting effectiveness. Download the report here (no email required).

Fly Another Day in the Australian M&E press

Australasia’s leading business events magazine introduced Fly Another Day to its readers, calling it “a new decision tool for event planners that recommends where and when to hold an event so that it doesn’t clash with holidays, festivals, tradeshows, strikes or elections.” Read more in this article entitled Fly Another Day sets out to eliminate uncertainty around the date and location of events.

Fly Another Day scores in reducing traveller friction

Business travel guru and founder of the travel consultancy tClara, Scott Gillespie, is probably best known for coining the term “traveller friction”, which he defines as “the wear and tear that road warriors accumulate over time”. Scott identifies Fly Another Day as a tool that helps reduce traveller friction, saying that it “helps travelers and planners avoid trips to major cities around …

How to avoid drowning in travel alerts!

When it comes to travel alerts, there’s no shortage of emails and newsfeeds to tell you what’s happening. And that’s the problem – there’s far too much of it! There are travel alerts, briefings and advisories covering weather, flights, strikes, demonstrations, closures – even petty crime; it’s classic information overload, often done in the name of duty-of-care (duty of scare?). …

Fly Another Day covers Cvent top-10 destinations in US, EMEA and Apac

Cvent has just published its 2016 ranking of top-10 meeting destinations in the US, EMEA and Asia Pacific. Fly Another Day, the leading decision tool for stress-free travel and meeting planning, covers all 30 cities, thus confirming its ability to service the worldwide meetings and events sector. The dashboard below, for example, shows what’s happening this week in the top-10 …

When price-fixing is the way to go!

A guest post by Claudia Unger, corporate travel knowledgist and author. When I used to work in forecasting in the travel industry, what we were really missing was visibility on major events and holidays. Sure we had our algorithms and our subject matter experts, but what we couldn’t factor in was the impact of large events on prices and availability. These …

Don’t schedule your next event during the annual auto show!

Fly Another Day helps event planners explore dates and locations for international meetings so that they avoid surprises from holidays, festivals, tradeshows, strikes and elections. It addresses the following essential questions: Are there any potentially disruptive events taking place in a location that could result in inconvenient flight times, higher costs and wasted time for participants? Are there any public holidays …