engagement

Op Ed: Vic Pynn On Three Ways To Value People, The Hidden Differentiator

Former Amadeus, American Express and TRX leader Vic Pynn is enthusiastic about opportunities for companies to improve their appreciation and nurturing of human resources. Continuing his contributions to industry dialogue on leadership, mentoring and talent retention, here he highlights the reasons for putting people first and how to do so. I am amazed at the amount…

Travel Management On The ‘Precipice’ Of Better Using Data For Improved Traveler Experience

A research paper released last week called for corporations to put more focus on measuring trip friction, success rates, and recruitment, retention and attrition. While survey results showed how far the profession has to go, there are examples of work underway. Not the first to make this case, the Association of Corporate Travel Executives and BCD…

Recasting The Travel Manager’s Role

Travel management always has been about communication. Today it’s called engagement, and it’s crucial. Collecting feedback from travelers, coordinating with various departments and getting the right messages to the C-suite can be daunting. Repositioning the travel manager’s role may help. A recent job posting at Tesla reflects today’s thinking. The corporate travel manager for the…

Travel Managers Ruminate On The Impacts Of Tightening And Relaxing Policies

Boston – It’s folly to look for consensus on which way corporate travel policy is moving. Speakers at the Global Business Travel Association convention here last week displayed a wide range of approaches and opinions. On one panel, a travel manager wished his company’s policy was stricter while his co-panelist said she strives for a…

Traveler Engagement: (Hard) Work In Progress

Traveler engagement is an area of opportunity, but translating touchy-feely principles for a procurement mindset of compliance and savings is problematic. Many practitioners remain in the earliest stages of a more robust engagement program, studying and planning. According to an Association of Corporate Travel Executives/American Express Global Business Travel September 2016 survey of 254 corporate…

Teleconference 6: Traveler Engagement

Traveler Engagement Feb. 9, 2017 Thanks to all our attendees and speakers! Listen to a recording of the live teleconference. A big part of travel management is traveler management, or it should be. Our sixth teleconference featured four practitioners discussing the tools, metrics, benefits and challenges of traveler engagement. Speakers: Festive Road associate Mia Andersson, Shire senior…

Getting In The Feedback Loop

It is easy to understand the importance of traveler feedback. Obtaining it is harder. As usual, mobile technology offers promise. A few new tech companies provide the means to collect timely and relevant traveler input, on the fly. Some travel management companies are looking to do the same. Armed with meaningful feedback, travel managers can…

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