After key stakeholders in a business have assessed its needs and decide that it would benefit from using a corporate travel management company, the RFP process begins. The RFP helps bring structure to this decision and also helps them solicit useful information from potential providers.
It's important to give serious thought to your employee's comfort and safety, especially when it comes to overseas travel. Unfortunately some businesses fail to consider anything other than just the expense of the travel itself.
The plane is on-time, everything is going as planned, then you get a phone call. Your traveler is stranded, doesn't speak the language, and is in a panic. If you have been wise and hired a travel management company then your problem is likely to be resolved in a timely manner...
Many of your employees travel regularly as part of their business duties. No matter the company size, travel expenses can add up fast, and sometimes you may find yourself trying to cut corners in order to reduce expenses.
Corporate travel management is not always easy. In fact, it’s a crucial balancing act, making sure that you find a cost-effective flight while doing right by the employees time and travel experience. The principle of corporate responsibility dictates that even as you emphasize efficiency, you have to take good care of your employees including their physical and mental well-being.
More and more companies are opening branches in different cities, and even different countries. Due to globalization, customer bases are now sprawled across the world and businesses need to cater to these customers. Then there are workshops, conferences, and seminars. And do not forget about business meetings with suppliers and supply chain partners.
The bigger a corporation is, the more complex the administrative bureaucracy can become. The evidence is strong that increased complexity and red tape puts a damper on productivity. It can even lead to things like fraud, because there is an increased risk of these actions getting lost in the shuffle of paperwork.
If you are currently the acting travel manager for your company, your job consists of more than just booking business trip flights and hotel rooms. You’re not just pre-arranging a place for a traveling team member to sit and sleep, you’re crafting an experience. An experience that must not only be productive but also somewhat enjoyable for your employees and their work team.
Traveling for business; you either love it or you hate it. Much of that depends on your life’s circumstances… whether or not you have a family, and whether or not you can get over tight airplanes and strange hotels and still explore new locations. Put differently, a new parent of two probably won’t enjoy having to leave them behind nearly as much as a middle-aged professional whose kids have moved out...
One of the great frustrations of modern life is that no matter how advanced our medicine and planning capabilities become, people still can’t control when they get sick. Every now and then, the stars will align against you or one of your employees and they’ll have to travel for business when they are sick.