The MacNair Travel Leadership Blog

BTN’s Small/Midsize Enterprise Travel Management Report: Survey Recap

Posted by Mike MacNair on Aug 30, 2016 12:00:00 PM

As a Travel Management Company (TMC), we look for valuable information to share with our current and future customers that will help identify the key components of a successful travel management program. We do this while connecting the dots with corporate travel policies and benchmarking data that will ultimately lead our partners’ to success.

Recently, Business Travel News’ (BTN) released their annual Small & Midsize Enterprise Travel Management Report. The report examined travel programs with up to $12 million in annual United States-originating air volume, which equated to approximately $1 million to $24 million in total business travel volume. It also accounted for hotel, car, meals and other ancillary travel spend. In the report, BTN shared that Travel Managers have six primary focuses:

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Topics: T&E, travel policy, risk management, technology

Key Components of Travel Risk Management and Duty of Care

Posted by Mike MacNair on May 31, 2016 12:00:00 PM

In a study conducted by Travelport, 57% of executives reported that non-compliance with their corporate travel policy was one of their top three concerns.

Business Dictionary defines duty of care as: an individual or organization is obliged to “avoid acts or omissions(which can be reasonably foreseen) to be likely to cause harm to others.”

In other words, the company is responsible for ensuring business travelers are forewarned about any potential dangers of travel conducted on their behalf.

We typically discuss matters of non-compliance to travel policy in the context of expense management but when it comes to duty of care, compliance can also play an important role in traveler safety.

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Topics: duty of care, risk management