When you choose the right corporate travel management solution, your business unlocks benefits that are hard to achieve without managed travel.
Businesses often try to go it alone when managing their corporate travel. While this might be an OK short-term solution, there’s no way for businesses to sustain self-management in a way that maximizes a travel program’s potential. When you seek out and choose a corporate travel management partner, your business suddenly gains access to benefits that are not available when self-managing.
What exactly do you get from an effective corporate travel management solution? You get the following 5 benefits.
1. Duty of Care
Do you know where your Travelers are in the world? No matter the size of your business, and no matter how often your team members travel, it’s vital that you be able to answer this question every time it’s asked.
All companies have a duty-of-care responsibility to their employees when they are working away from the office. The way that companies live up to this responsibility is known as “risk management.” Unfortunately, most companies don’t know where to start when developing duty of care and risk management plans to accompany their travel programs.
There’s good news, though: The best corporate travel management partners have in place duty of care and risk management solutions that can be tailored to meet the needs of your business.
2. Sustainability Tools
We’ve written previously about the growing importance of sustainability in travel and how it’s influencing travel programs. But, much like duty of care and risk management, businesses don’t often have the in-house resources needed to create and implement sustainability tools.
Corporate travel management companies are constantly introducing new products and new services to keep up with trends across the industry. When you find the right TMC, you get access to sustainability tools that empower your organization to:
- Track a travel program’s impact on the environment.
- Offset that impact in part or in full.
- Make informed decisions based on the sustainability of vendors.
- Plus more.
You can spend a great deal of time, effort and energy on creating your own sustainability tools. Or you can enjoy instant access to existing tools by choosing a corporate travel management company.
3. Efficient Expense Management
We’re way past the days of analog expense management. You can likely remember a time when Travelers were asked to keep up with receipts, and then staple those receipts to forms that described how and why expenses were incurred.
There’s an opportunity to manage expenses much more efficiently in the modern age. Companies can use virtual cards to streamline purchases and filing travel-related expenses. And there are a host of tools available that make capturing and submitting receipts faster and easier than ever before.
How are you evaluating your travel technology partners? A corporate travel management partner can help you identify and implement the perfect travel technologies for your company and its unique needs.
4. Employee Wellbeing
If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that the health, wellness, safety and wellbeing of your employees are of the utmost importance. We’ve already discussed risk management and how it’s designed to keep your employees safe when away from the office. But how are you thinking about and supporting the overall health, wellness and wellbeing of your team members?
The right travel management company can assist you with implementing tools, processes and policies that encourage employee wellbeing. Remember that a healthy, happy and well-rested employee will also be the most productive employee possible when traveling for work.
5. An All-in-One Solution
You shouldn’t need multiple partners to accomplish your travel program’s objectives. The best corporate travel management solution for your business will be the one that can serve as an all-in-one solution.
Your corporate travel management company may integrate with other technologies and services. But the solution itself should serve as a one-stop hub where Travelers, Travel Managers and Executives can access everything they need for the success of your travel program.
JTB Business Travel: Your All-in-One Solution
JTB Business Travel is an all-in-one solution for companies that need an effective corporate travel management partner. We provide duty of care and risk management services, sustainability tools, efficient expense management processes, employee wellbeing programs, plus more. Behind everything we do is a common-sense approach to business travel.
Contact us to learn more about what we can offer as your all-in-one travel management solution.