Adapting to Post-Pandemic Program Complexities
The adage has long held that, with travel programs, smaller does not necessarily mean less complicated, but as small- and medium-sized companies begin to ramp up travel again in the coming months, they will be facing a host of complexities that could make operating without a managed program more difficult than ever. KEEP READINGWe’ll Manage
The havoc wrought upon business travel by Covid-19 and the long-term changes to corporate travel priorities engendered by the pandemic are driving many small- and midsize enterprises that previously had unmanaged programs to explore adopting a managed model, experts note. SMEs considering such a transition face a fast-growing marketplace, with travel management companies and other suppliers rolling out new products and services designed to meet the increased demand from the previously unmanaged sector. KEEP READINGThe Pandemic Presented an Opportunity for Change
"To introduce change before we rev back up to normal travel, we wanted to make sure the experience was easier for the user and also a little bit safer." That's the current objective of Houston-based Trussway Manufacturing finance VP Dan Durski, who also leads travel management for the 1,000-employee company with 150 profiled travelers hitting the road for sales, projects, training or industry conferences. KEEP READINGThe Path Back to Business Travel
EAB vice president of business solutions Steven Mandelbaum and Otsuka U.S. senior corporate travel manager Danielle Amoroso tell how their midsize programs are forging the path back to business travel. Both spoke with BTN editorial director Elizabeth West as part of a new podcast series. The following is excerpted from those conversations. KEEP READINGNegotiating the Road Ahead—Or Not?
Procuring travel as a small- or midsize enterprise even in the most stable times can be a bit of a tricky proposition. Companies of this size don't always have the scale to drive global, countrywide or chainwide deals and often must closely analyze their travel patterns and history to be able to weigh the prospect of a negotiated deal versus the utility of a supplier's standard program for SMEs. KEEP READING