Business travel has been decimated over the past 15 months but that hasn’t stopped some companies from changing their travel management company (TMC). Indeed, some corporates have taken the time, when things have been quieter, to rethink their relationship with their incumbent TMC. The pandemic has also seen some TMCs fail, others to look shaky and more to consolidate, causing their clients to think about a new TMC.
In the latest edition of BTN Europe’s WEEK IN REVIEW podcast, we hear about what is causing corporates to look at their TMC relations and whether the pandemic means that they are looking for different things from their travel provider.
The panel of experts, including our own Gray Dawes COO, David Bishop, talk about what is making corporates go to market. The discussion examines transaction fees, the financial viability of TMCs, why only 15-20% of corporates actually change their TMC after an RFP and the role technology is making and preventing corporates from switching.
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To help you navigate the changes of business travel, we’ve created the brand-new Traveller Toolkit. This invaluable online resource is packed full of easy-to-use guides and checklists for every stage of every journey. We detail exactly what you need to know and do before, during and after your trip.
You’ll also find innovative and interactive virtual trips, which walk you through each step of being at the airport, on the train and in the hotel. You can even check the travel restrictions and health status of your destination with our comprehensive COVID-19 Country Tracker, updated five times daily to ensure you have the very latest information to help keep you and your travellers safe.
Travel is changing. But with common sense and a good TMC behind you, travellers should have the confidence to once again take to the skies. It’ll soon be business as (un)usual.