The Business Travel sector is in constant change. But there are also changes in the people travelling, their tastes, needs and even values. Personal service, networking and convenience have replaced other values in Travel Management, such as luxury or exclusivity. So the Travel Manager must always be up-to-date with the developments and trends that could affect their work.
One of the most noticeable changes is in the technological evolution. Advances in connectivity allow corporate travel managers to remain connected 24 hours a day, overcoming obstacles such as distance or time zone differences.
In addition to the constant contact, there are many technologies to collect more data and of a higher quality that allow in-depth analysis of information on business trips. For example, in managing expenses, having current and detailed data through specialised platforms allows one to find possible methods of saving, problems in applying expenditure policies, etc. That is, it allowsthe improvement of travel management in general.
Also bear in mind that the evolution of technology needs to move in line with the evolution of the service providers. Working with service providers that use systems from ten years ago, which are outdated, for example, would hinder the management of corporate trips. In fact, any paper-based management will mean more laborious, slower work, in which it is more likely to find human errors, mistakes, confusions, etc.
Savings in corporate travel management
For many years, business trips often ended up becoming leisure trips. That is why it is important not to lose sight of the fact that these trips are about spending time getting to know the new products, tools, how to improve their work, etc.
For this reason, it is not necessary to systematically choose luxury. The employee needs to make use of the time and to appreciate and be aware of the money the company is investing in them.