Emerging technology and its many applications affect every single business the world over, and travel management companies (TMCs) like TravelManor are certainly no exception. We’ve come a long way since the 1970s, when travel coordinators would have to page through a manual directory the size of a telephone book to look up flight schedules when the boss had to fly somewhere to represent the company. These days we can take care of all that at the click of a button, and it’s not only technology that plays a role in the nimble and changeable landscape of travel management.
Here are a few of the current trends that are having an impact on how we tailor future-proof journeys for forward-thinking companies at TravelManor:
Travelling for business has increasingly become a method to drive employee retention at big companies. Employees often choose bleisure excursions that allow them to enjoy some downtime in the countries they visit before or after the business portion of their travel itinerary, and this trend is associated with improved employee engagement across the board. As such, well-managed itineraries and fuss-free journeys at the hands of a knowledgeable TMC, or corporate travel agency, can be used to leverage this positivity even further.
Technology should not be used for technology’s sake alone. If you do want to introduce systems to streamline a client’s travel management experience, it should be focussed and tailored to their exact needs. Doing so will become progressively easier as tech like machine learning and real-time data visualisation provide TMCs with countless options to digitise even more.
Social media provides travellers the world over with real-time information on conflicts and violence. As such, it’s easy to understand why employees want to know that their employers are exercising proper duty of care no matter where they’re headed. The geopolitical landscape in a given country can be affected by a variety of factors while they travel, so it makes sense to provide your company’s travelling emissaries with the reassurance that you have taken all the proper precautions to keep them safe.
These are a few of the current and future trends that are likely to play a role in the way that TMCs like TravelManor approach travel management for trailblazing corporate clients. Keep an eye on the blog in coming weeks and months for more insider tips on making your business journeys work for you. In the meantime, feel free to contact our team of expert corporate travel planners who take great pride in tailoring future-proof journeys for forward-thinking companies.