Travel Management Solution Features Your Employees Will Love

Human beings are social animals.  We’re calibrated to interact with each other. And business travelers are people too!  They’re the people who get out there for your business, pressing the flesh, sharing pleasant conversation over dinner and hitting it out of the park at important presentations, meetings and events. And it’s in that need for connection we’re going to present the information in this post.  Travel management solutions features your employees will love allow them to be at their connective best and on board with the solution you’re currently using. Let’s build a better mousetrap!

Old School No More

Old School travel solutions are proving increasingly rigid and inflexible.  This accounts for the fact that in most companies, only 50% of traveling employees use them. Rigidity isn’t the right solution to the problem of holding the budget line.  Neither is limiting traveler choice.  And if you’re using one of those Old School solutions, put in place before the tidal wave of technological change that’s making business travel more flexible, then it’s time for a change. Expanding traveler choice, offering incentives, round-the-clock support and other modern touches bring your solution up to date and places your travelers at the center of the program. Key is giving your travelers the choices they’re used to having in the open marketplace.  When they’re able to get what they need while they’re out there, they’re far less likely to “go rogue” and abandon, your in-house solution.

The Power of Incentives

By giving your travelers choices, you’ve taken a step closer to onboarding more of them to your way of doing things.  But this is where incentives can really help. While your travelers are always going to want to be able to select the proximity of their accommodations to meeting and event locations, they’ll also be more likely to stick to the budget when you offer them incentives for doing so. Everything from travel upgrades to credit for personal travel count as incentives in this regard.  But as with surveying your travelers for their travel preferences, surveying them for desirable incentives gives you a window into what they want. And what will motivate them to stay within your budget.

Mobile Support

It’s a 24/7 world, so support for your travelers should be available around the clock.   The smartphone is our friend in this regard, offering constant contact with employees in the field who may need support. When you’re not offering that, you’re compounding dissatisfaction with your program and its execution.  Frustrated employees aren’t going to hit a presentation out of the park when they’ve met a brick wall on the service front and hung out to dry. Equipped with mobile alerts, chat and live support, travel management needs to be there for your employees, taking their business travel experience to the next level. It’s a winning solution.

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With more than 20 years in the business of getting business travelers where they need to be comfortably and efficiently, ITG brings your business travel needs focused experience. Contact us.

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  • Evan Polin
    Sandler Training

    "I've been working with Bruce and his team on two projects and they've been great to work with. Bruce has helped us set up a referral/incentive program for us to roll out with our clients and strategic partners. Bruce was great to work with. He's set up a 7 tier program that allows for flexibility and he's also helped us to market the program."

  • Kevin O'Keefe
    Vice President World Wide Sales, Maginatics, Inc.

    "Beverly arranged and managed the early Envivio Sales incentive trips for us. Each of our events was an outstanding and motivating experience Our Sales team appreciated the attention to detail and to fun. Qualifying for the "trip" was a motivating factor behind many end of year sales pushes. I will use Beverly again in the future."

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    Laird Technologies

    "Peak Performance’s attention to detail and personal service made me feel like I had a true corporate meeting planning partner that I could rely on throughout the planning process right up until I was on site. I look forward to doing more meetings with them."

  • Marco Lopez
    C& J Energy Services, Inc

    "I have used your services two years in a row and you all have made my vacation a great one. You have the most helpful and considerate employees. Always very friendly, respectful and willing to make my travel experience a good one. Thank you and keep up the great job."

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