Policy

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Corporate travel policies are essential for managing costs, ensuring compliance and promoting traveler well-being. The Company Dime‘s Policy category offers insights and best practices for crafting effective travel policies in today’s dynamic business environment.

Our articles cover a wide range of topics crucial for travel managers and procurement professionals. They include in-depth analyses of industry trends, expert opinions and real-world case studies. Explore the impact of new technologies, such as AI-powered audits and virtual payment solutions, on policy compliance and spend management. Learn how leading companies adapt their policies to address unique challenges posed by the rise of remote work, the “sharing economy” and sustainability concerns.

Our featured content includes:

  • Strategies for communicating policy changes and engaging travelers
  • Debates on the merits of rewards programs and gamification in driving compliance
  • Guidance on setting fair and effective reimbursement rules for meals, entertainment and other expenses
  • Insights on navigating the complex landscape of travel distribution and hotel attachment
  • Best practices for managing risk and ensuring traveler safety, particularly for vulnerable groups
  • Case studies showcasing innovative approaches to policy design and enforcement

Whether you’re looking to optimize your existing travel policy or build one from scratch, The Company Dime is an invaluable resource for staying informed and ahead of the curve.

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New Reporting Takes TripLink A Step Forward

Leesburg, Va. — It’s not uncommon to find travel managers who believe in Concur’s vision for TripLink but question whether it’s ready. Aggressive marketing has inflated expectations. Concur has acknowledged that building the service takes a long time. Maybe the mantra now should be “slow and steady” as the company ticks off delivery of key functions. A couple of…

Podcast 3: Pam Massey, Patrice Simon, Miriam Moscovici

On our third podcast episode, Jay Campbell interviews Pam Massey about the new and old challenges of managing travel in a non-governmental organization, and how leadership change is prompting new approaches. Pam shared tips on communication and being flexible on policy for the sake of service quality, as well as her new thinking on travel management company RFPs. Later…

Podcast 2: Christa Degnan Manning, Norm Rose, Bhart Sarin

On our second podcast episode, David Jonas interviews Bhart Sarin about policy compliance measures, outsourcing, career development and the Global Business Travel Association. Bhart is in global procurement for food production company Ingredion. He’s also a GBTA board member. Later in the podcast, Jay Campbell joins David in a discussion with Eudemonia founder and principal analyst Christa Degnan Manning and…

Expensify’s Fighting Words Are Not Just For Concur

Expensify CEO David Barrett likes dissing corporate booking tools, and seems to consider travel management his competition. He proudly opines that expense will “eat” corporate travel. Expensify for the most part has ignored traditional enterprise sales as it targets the end user with its expense app. Popular with startups and “unicorns,” Expensify recently signed Yahoo and its 12,000 users, showing a desire to…

With Its Replacement Under Consideration, Old Defense Travel System Gets New Lodging Capability

[UPDATE, April 8, 2016: We published new information related to this article here.] The U.S. Department of Defense on June 15 started what may become its first centralized lodging program. The initiative includes new booking policies and modifications to the much-maligned Defense Travel System. Even as DoD looks to upgrade or replace the aging DTS, it’s just now adding the capability to…

When Are Refundable Fares Permitted By Policy?

Most organizations favor nonrefundable airline tickets because they’re almost always cheaper than unrestricted options. Industry data suggest corporate travelers use the lower fare classes for around 85 percent of trips. Although corporate managers encourage that booking behavior, airlines charge fees and impose rules for applying the resulting unused credit. Optimal use of nonrefundable airfares requires some diligence. Still, the more…

Max Pax Policies Common, Not Universal

Concerns about too many executives or employees on a flight date back to well before 9/11, the event that began the travel risk management era. While it’s perhaps the oldest travel risk management policy, the maximum passenger rule isn’t applied as widely as one might expect. A US Airways flight six years ago crash landed on the Hudson River carrying two…

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