Passport And Visa Processing: ‘Barely A Line Item’ But Critical To Business Travel Success

You'd be hard-pressed to find a bigger business travel headache than handling passport and visa applications. That’s why travel managers outsource faster than you can say “red tape.” But with hundreds of providers even in a particular city, how do program managers know which to select? There are many considerations.

For functions that are often time-sensitive, usually time-consuming and increasingly subject to rigorous data security standards, passport and visa processing don't get much attention. The cost is a sliver in the overall travel and entertainment pie chart. But the risks of failure are huge . . .

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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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