If you or someone at your company is managing your business travel program in-house, you may want to think again. Your company could be at a disadvantage and face unnecessary challenges when working without a travel management expert.
You’re missing out on significant savings opportunities
In general, companies and individual travelers don’t have access to the tools needed to properly source and book the best travel deals. Additionally, there are added opportunities to save within a company’s travel program when you look at frequent flyer and rewards programs, employee travel expenses and more. If your travel spend is significant, it’s simply too much work for one person or even a small team to try and uncover all of the potential savings opportunities.
Compliance may be lacking
If one person in your organization is trying to enforce a robust travel management program, chances are not every employee is complying with the procedures and guidelines put into place. This could result in unnecessary travel expenses and serious safety issues.
Your data may not be accurate
A large part of a successful business travel program involves looking at data in order to find new ways to improve efficiencies and save money. This may mean analyzing travel expenditures, unused tickets, business travel ROI and more. In-house travel management teams may not have the tools and resources needed to accurately pull and analyze that data.
It’s not your expertise
When it comes down to it, chances are that managing an effective travel management program isn’t your expertise . . . or anyone at your company’s. And, it shouldn’t have to be. Travel management professionals are experts for a reason. They’ve dedicated their career to learning the ins and outs of the industry in order to provide the most effective and efficient solutions to their clients. Just like choosing a doctor, lawyer or accountant, you want to leave your company’s travel management to someone that has vast experience and a deep understanding of the industry.
If you’re still managing business travel in-house and want to make a change, get in touch with us to discover how we can save you time and money.
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