Business travel’s recovery is well underway, and things might feel a little chaotic at the moment.
There’s no doubt that the travel industry is struggling to keep up with the sudden increase in demand and, according to the Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) June 2022 Business Travel Recovery Poll, staffing shortages, supply chain bottlenecks and service delivery issues are all having an impact.
There is good news too, though. The GBTA reports that more than four in five travel suppliers (88%) are feeling more optimistic compared to a month ago; bookings continue to rebound, with most suppliers and TMCs (84%) reporting their bookings have increased month on month; and significantly, nine in 10 (88%) of GBTA buyer and procurement members feel their employees are “willing” or “very willing” to travel for business in the current environment.
Donna Joines, GM Corporate Traveller UK explains that after two lean years budgets are under pressure. And with the current fuel prices, many SMEs are wondering whether they can actually afford to travel again.
The solution? When it comes to saving money, navigating the current situation, tapping into travel support, and enjoying a much smoother journey overall, it’s important to have a professional travel expert by your side – and the right tech at your fingertips.
If you’re looking to upgrade your travel programme here are just five reasons to consider a travel management company (TMC) that pairs solid expertise with innovative tech solutions:
Faster and smarter booking
Researching and booking flights, hotels and hire cars that comply with your company’s travel policy can take time. An online booking tool is supposed to make this process easier and quicker. To achieve this, look for a platform that lets you create specific rules and parameters for your travel programme.
In other words, one that can present your ideal options, instantly, without bookers having to waste time wading through pages of…
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