One view of pre-trip approval is that it’s a critical tool for controlling travel spending and employee movements. Another says it’s red tape. Some see it as both.
A key question for program managers interested in pre-trip approval is whether to go with an active or passive approach. Active approval means that the approving manager must approve the travel request, or it won't go through. In a passive setup, a traveler's booking will go through unless an approving manager stops it . . .