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 Americas region that company plans to hire must, according to the job description, "develop and nurture relationships" with human resources, legal, security, accounting, finance, expense . . .

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Author: David Jonas

David Jonas in 2006 co-founded business media firm ProMedia.travel after ten years as a journalist with Business Travel News. David rejoined BTN in 2010 as executive editor when its parent company acquired ProMedia, and in 2014 co-created The Company Dime. David has a bachelor's degree in communications from Cornell University.