Helping corporations be able to travel in comfort has obviously been your major goal since working in corporate travel management. Keeping up with trends, though, can sometimes become problematic if you don't have time to learn about all of them.
If your business is struggling with the cost of travel and the frustration of making travel arrangements, you're not alone! Business travel isn't as simple as grabbing a flight and hoping for a good deal. There are a number of factors that go into the process, and keeping up with them can be a serious struggle for many companies.
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.
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.
Even in everyday corporate travel, a centralized system and unit that can help to manage every trip can be immensely beneficial. Better scheduling, monetary benefits, and other advantages become evident when compared to the individualized, non-linear system many businesses use in managing their travel.