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Travel Booking Best Practices

Travel Booking Best Practices

For many careers today, business travel has become the norm. In fact, the U.S. Travel Association saw a direct spending of $296.3 billion on business travel in 2015 alone. And with business travel showing such prevalence, one of the biggest T&E issues companies face is the compliance to booking policies and spend. By enacting a fully integrated T&E management solution, and following best practices with travel booking, companies can cater to the needs of their employees while still saving money. Consider some of the best practices of booking corporate travel: Encourage company policy compliance. Create and enforce a travel policy for your company that includes all the appropriate guidelines for business travel. Once a detailed policy is enacted, oversight is key; it's important that travel bookings stay within guidelines and are deemed appropriate. Ensure that what was expensed matches what was approved prior to the trip.Check eligibility for corporate discounts. When employees book ...
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