Posted in Policy Risk Suppliers

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…

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Posted in Distribution Policy Suppliers

Tech Firms Partner To Help Travelers Use Negotiated Hotel Rates When Booking Direct

Remember the good old days when corporate travel professionals would see 50 percent compliance to preferred booking channels for lodging as a big challenge? Nowadays,…

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Posted in Payment Policy Risk

Reporter’s Notebook: Communication Breakdowns, Policy Leakage, Virtual Pay, Government (In)action

With no one conducting in-person corporate events, the industry calendar is filled with webinars and other virtual programming. No one can listen to it all….

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On Plugging Leakage, Nothing New Except The Urgency

There is now plenty of justification for senior managers to authorize, and business travelers to follow, tighter booking-channel policies. For companies unable to mandate that…

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Posted in Reporting Risk

How To Break The Bond Between Corporate Travel Management And International Criminal Activity

It was a record year for U.S. federal prosecution of corruption and fraud. The Justice Department Criminal Division in 2019 charged more individuals, and secured…

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Posted in Negotiating Policy Reporting

Op Ed: Louise Miller On Tackling Your Toughest Categories Of Un(der)managed Spend

Actively managing the largest proportion of spending possible is a primary goal for buyers across various categories. The corporate travel category presents a unique set…

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Managers Use Many Methods For Business Traveler Engagement

Chicago — When $630 million accounting and consulting firm Baker Tilly about six years ago attempted a “soft” travel program rollout, it didn’t really work….

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