What some once saw as largely penny-pinching paperwork, pre-trip approval now is a crucial component for assessing risk and determining how best to accomplish missions. It's also helping to bring sustainability to the fore.
Increasingly, organizations apply the process on all proposed trips. More also scrutinize trips before travelers book. Who does the approving is changing, with more involvement from risk, security, HR and senior levels. How it's done also is evolving as travel management and tech providers enhance pre-trip products.
For many programs, the key in the immediate term . . .