Technology has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. The next generation business travellers, namely Gen Z and Generation Alpha, have never known a world without the internet.
As online booking has taken off and traveller behaviour has shifted, travel technology has become can increasingly important part of the business travel industry, providing several key benefits for corporate travel managers.
Simplified Booking Process
With the help of travel technology, corporate travel managers can easily book flights, hotels, rental cars, and other travel arrangements in one place.
Online booking tools can help corporate travel managers streamline the booking process by allowing them to search, compare and book the best flights, hotels and rental cars for their travellers, without having to navigate multiple websites.
This saves time and ensures that all travel arrangements are made in one place.
Corporate travel managers can receive real-time updates on flight delays, cancellations, and other travel-related information.
They can receive notifications via their smartphone or desktop about changes to their travellers' flights and proactively make changes to their travel plans and notify travellers of any updates.
This reduces travel disruptions and ensures that travellers arrive at their destination on time.
Travel technology can help corporate travel managers track travel expenses and identify areas where costs can be reduced, leading to significant savings for the company.
Expense management tools can help travel managers track and categorise travel expenses, such as flights, hotels, and meals.
This data can then be analysed to identify areas where costs can be reduced, such as booking cheaper hotels or flights. This helps the company save money on travel expenses and stay within budget.
Travel Policy Compliance
Travel technology can ensure that all travel bookings are in compliance with the company's travel policy.
Travel managers can set guidelines for travel bookings, such as preferred airlines or hotels, and ensure that all bookings made by their travellers comply.
This reduces the risk of non-compliant bookings, ensures companies are able to meet their duty of care obligations and helps them stay within budget.
Duty of Care
Being able to respond quickly and provide support in the event of an emergency is an essential part of a corporate travel managers responsibilities. Which means that knowing where their travellers are at all times is crucial.
Travel risk management tools are able to track the location of travellers and receive alerts in the event of an emergency. This allows travel managers to rebook flights or hotels, or provide assistance in the event of a medical emergency.
Technology for Better Corporate Travel Management
Overall, travel technology can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of corporate travel management, leading to cost savings, improved traveller experiences, and better risk management.
To find out how Snowfall’s Junction platform helps make corporate travel managers lives easier, talk to our team.
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