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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Max Pax Policies Common, Not Universal
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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…

Pressured On Travel’s Value, U.S. Entertains Exceptions To Spending Controls

Pressured On Travel’s Value, U.S. Entertains Exceptions To Spending Controls

Under pressure from federal workers, some members of Congress and travel industry groups, the Obama Administration has loosened up a bit on the severe travel spending cuts mandated in 2012. The White House Office of Management and Budget in January formerly relaxed the controls, though only slightly. Federal travel volume growth returned last year after years of reductions, according to Carlson Wagonlit Travel. Advocates are pleased with…

Non-Reimbursement: Teeth For Policy, Illegal In California

Non-Reimbursement: Teeth For Policy, Illegal In California

Denying reimbursement when employees violate travel expense policies is an option that some think sensible and others call draconian. But plenty use it. In a September 2014 Global Business Travel Association poll, 45 percent of North American and 31 percent of European travel managers indicated non-reimbursement was a consequence of travel policy violations at their organizations. Non-reimbursement policies…

Automation Breathes New Life Into Traveler Incentive Programs
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Automation Breathes New Life Into Traveler Incentive Programs

Well before gamification became a corporate travel buzzword, companies had straightforward ways to reward travelers for booking cheaper flights. Traveler incentive programs that share savings with those who book coach airfare when business class is acceptable are challenging but not uncommon. Now, a variation on the concept appeals to companies without robust travel-management programs and policies. Point-of-sale price benchmarks guide…

Point-Of-Sale Benchmarks Add To Visual Guilt
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Point-Of-Sale Benchmarks Add To Visual Guilt

[UPDATE, March 8, 2017: Concur decided to “phase out” the Price to Beat feature, according to Rocketrip. The two companies announced an expanded partnership. More info here.] More than a decade ago, U.S. businesses started saving significant money due to what travel professionals called visual guilt. Mainstream by 2006, the notion is that when travelers…

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