The MacNair Travel Leadership Blog

4 Steps to Prepare for a Travel Management RFP

Posted by Mike MacNair on Aug 16, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Travel and expense management (TEM) represents the second largest controllable expense for most mid-market and larger businesses. Given the size of the expense and the consistent desire to control and reduce costs, it’s no surprise that travel management is among the most common services that go out to RFP.

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Topics: Procurement, Travel Program, TMc

Leverage Data to Create Your Next Travel Program RFP

Posted by Mike MacNair on May 5, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Data and information is all around us, available virtually at the click of a button. Yet, within the corporate travel management arena, the most effective use of data is not being fully realized. As the CFO within your business, understanding the importance of collecting, analyzing and presenting relevant data is critical to the strategic success of your business, as CEO’s are requiring increased transparency and visibility into your business’ finances.

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Topics: Travel Program, Request For Proposal

5 Signs Your Travel Management Program Is Failing

Posted by Mike MacNair on May 3, 2016 12:00:00 PM
How long has it been since you last assessed your travel program? If you’re like a lot of SME’s, it’s been a few years, which means there is likely room to improve costs, control, compliance and your overall operational efficiency.

You’re probably aware that T&E can be the second largest line item in your budget. You’re probably also aware that there are unaccounted-for gaps. Maybe you have “rogue” travelers who insist on doing things their way. Or your team is losing productivity (and increasing costs) by handling their own bookings.

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Topics: Travel Program