Policies are a hallmark of managed travel programs. They can address booking channels, supplier selection, allowable purchases, risk management processes and many other areas. Some are guidelines that encourage travelers. Others are requirements that employees must follow.

Airline Website Booking For Managed Travel Is One Way To Go

San Diego — Stanford University about two years ago enabled contracted United Airlines rates delivered on the carrier’s website to registered travelers who indicate they’re planning a work trip. Whether a burgeoning model or just another tool in the kit, the program is a work in progress, according to Stanford travel relationship manager Janet Wyer….

Challenge The Consultants’ M&A Synergies? ‘You Have Every Right’

San Diego — Managing travel programs and contracts for a company acquiring or getting bought by another is no picnic. That’s fine, suggested veteran travel buyer Colleen Kearney. It’s no time to watch the clouds roll by.  A lot of things are out of the travel manager’s control in such a situation. “Clean” teams tend…

Op Ed: Legaroo’s Alex Thompson On Considerations For The Corporate Digital Nomad

Alex Thompson, founder and CEO of legal support provider Legaroo, thinks the digital nomad lifestyle is “wonderful.” He’s also got some words of caution. _________ The growing, geographically free lifestyle of digital nomads challenges companies to update their recruiting, legal and risk procedures. The trend is part of  business travel’s evolution since these employees work…

Companies Scramble To Work Out Policies Related To Employee Abortions

Some companies will cover travel and other expenses for employees seeking abortions out of state, but as Emma Goldberg writes, ensuring safety and confidentiality is no small task. There is no clear blueprint for corporate engagement on abortion. After numerous companies came forward to announce that they would cover travel expenses for their employees to…

Tripism’s Corporate Travel Communications Platform Surpasses Pre-Covid Peak

The picture may be getting clearer, but the pandemic temporarily made it impossible for corporate travel buyers to predict where and when company employees would be traveling — much less staying, eating or meeting. Shedding light on this is becoming one of the more appreciated benefits of a U.K.-based tech firm that set out in…

Mixing Business Travel And Leisure Puts Companies On Alert For Higher Spending, Liability

Reporting on industry recovery, some travel suppliers have pointed to an uptick in trips that combine business and leisure. Such blended activity is nothing new, but the pandemic elevated its profile thanks to the changing nature of work, more employee-friendly approaches and the shock to travel itself. For organizations, the related considerations include whether to…

Researchers: Take Breaks To Maximize Effectiveness Of International Business Travel 

Corporate policies and training programs should facilitate and encourage post-trip recovery to mitigate the ill effects of international business travel, according to new research. That could mean allowing extra time to deal with jet lag or personal tasks, encouraging relaxation during trips, establishing minimum rest periods between long-haul excursions or suggesting moratoria on work communications….

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