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 to do the integration work early on and travel buyers don’t have much visibility. There are some small ways to get a jump, but the real work begins when the deal closes. Constituents may be anxious . . .