remote work

Why A Not-So-Hot Economy Might Be Good News

Recessions are typically bad for travel and weak corporate profitability is normally bad for business travel. But these times of unleashed demand are anomalous for transportation, hospitality and corporate collaboration. Should travel professionals be concerned about a broader recession? It’s hard to say, but maybe not so much. Ben Casselman writes that, generally speaking, as…

Distributed Work, New ISO Guidance Shape Travel Risk Management’s Next Steps

As businesses send their people back on the road in growing numbers, there’s a lot for travel managers and travelers to remember about risk prevention, mitigation and response. At the same time, with employees working from home or just about any place they want, there are many more environments for organizations to keep tabs on….

Mixing Business Travel And Leisure Puts Companies On Alert For Higher Spending, Liability

Reporting on industry recovery, some travel suppliers have pointed to an uptick in trips that combine business and leisure. Such blended activity is nothing new, but the pandemic elevated its profile thanks to the changing nature of work, more employee-friendly approaches and the shock to travel itself. For organizations, the related considerations include whether to…

Firms Distinguish Between Commuting And Travel For A Changing Workplace

Where do organizations draw the line between personal expenses for daily commutes and reimbursable travel spending? That was easier to answer before the pandemic popularized remote and hybrid work arrangements. With more employees living and working further afield, the need to consider what happens when they come to the office either regularly or occasionally has…

5 Challenges Of Hybrid Work — And How To Overcome Them

The transition to work-from-home and now to hybrid work arrangements requires a cross-departmental effort. In some cases, travel management teams help coordinate with employees who are not always in the office. Helping to keep those employees engaged and effective means tackling challenges related to communications, coordination, connection, creativity and culture, according to this article by…

Finance And Professional Services Perk Up But Still Trail In Large-Market Recovery

U.S. corporate travel has recovered to between 60 percent and 70 percent of pre-pandemic levels, with solid momentum continuing this spring, according to various sources. The rebound hasn’t been uniform, with small businesses and domestic trips still far outpacing large corporate and international, though the gaps are narrowing. Fresh industry data show strength in life…

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