Better Corporate Travel Management

The demand for employees to be able to work anytime, anywhere has fueled the rise of the flexible employee. According to an article by Recruiter, flexible employees are more likely to have a flexible working schedule and remote job opportunities available. These employees require higher levels of the organization and planning to align their personal and professional lives. Having a better Corporate Travel Management system will help you attract and retain flexible employees by making it easy for them to take advantage of business travel programs.

Accommodation and Transportation Booking – Smartphones and online tools have made it easier for flexible workers to book their travel arrangements and keep track of and manage them while they are away. Apps such as Hotel Tonight allow you to book a room at various hotels based on your preferences in real-time. You can save your choices or go back through to make new searches, providing better flexibility at the best prices. Another way you can accommodate flexible employees is by allowing them to use public transportation, ride-sharing services, or carpools for business trips. You save money for the company and help lessen traffic congestion in an employee’s city.

Easy Access to Travel Documents – Having easy access to travel documents electronically is critical for both the employee and employer. When employees have easy access to their itinerary, they are more likely to be organized and focused on their trip. Slack has introduced a mobile app that will enable users with secure access to necessary travel documents, including receipts and expense reports created by Concur, TripIt Pro, Expensify, and Google Flights. This is just one example of how technology is changing Corporate Travel Management approaches so employees can easily stay updated on the details of their business trips from anywhere in the world.

Efficient Ticketing – By working with providers who offer electronic ticketing via mobile apps or email, you can make it easier for your employees regardless of where they are by allowing them to have electronic access to their tickets. This will eliminate the need for travelers to carry hard copies of their tickets. Still, it is also convenient for the company as they can manage this information electronically. Today, many companies are also using mobile applications like Uber and Lyft for ground transportation.

Travelers do not want to wait for hours at an airport before boarding a flight or worry about being late from airline security checkpoints or being stuck in a long line at TSA. With the help of technology, employees can check in with their airline or government agency from the airport security location, creating less hassle and less stress.

Technology has made traveling more convenient than ever before. Still, business travel presents unique challenges, which is why onboarding technology like Slack can be helpful when companies roll out new programs that require communication between departments throughout an organization.