CWT Chief Executive Ekert Expects More ‘Big Brother’ Travel Management (Audio)

Liability risks will force some companies to use strict pre-trip approval and booking channel policies for the foreseeable future, according to CWT president and CEO Kurt Ekert.

"This is not leisure travel, where the consumer is making a decision for their individual pleasure," said Ekert last week during a Teleconference. "If you're asking somebody to travel on behalf of the company, you as the employer are accepting liability for the decisions they're making. And now you have the potential for employer liability around . . .

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Jay Campbell

Author: Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them with Business Travel News. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.
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