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The How-to Guide for Building a Corporate Travel Policy

The How-to Guide for Building a Corporate Travel Policy

It has become clear that business travel is a complex and expensive process, but a necessary investment in today's business world. In fact, the U.S. companies are projected to spend over $290 billion dollars on T&E in 2017. And as a company that is contributing to that $290 billion spend, Certify understands it's important to save as much as possible. While saving money is great, the reality is that business travel is a core piece of any company's arsenal, despite its cost and complexity. Now, while trying to orchestrate a successful business trip for a group of employees is complex, trying to manage all the business travel that is conducted within a company is even more complicated. The task of dictating to a large group of business travelers what is a reasonable rate for a hotel or for airfare sounds like a major headache, right? This is where the corporate travel policy comes into play. Implementing a travel policy within your company, will clearly outline the booking proces...
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