'Survey Says' ... RFPs Are Boring

The National Business Travel Association's Technology Committee had some fun today spicing up the otherwise dry topic of request for proposals templates for corporate online booking with a live "Family Feud" game show. Based on a survey of 100 travel managers, the panelists dinged and buzzed the crowd to online booking enlightenment.  [more]

"Survey says," cried Cornerstone Information Systems vice president Alan Minton, who served admirably and humorously as NBTA's own Richard Dawson.

Among the survey results, the most important "ancillary" service that travel managers want from online booking tools are mobile changes, flight information, expense report creation, mobile check-in and restaurants/shows. As it turns out ... the numbers were fake.

As for the game show, it was The Masters over The Simpletons. Stands to reason.