According to Travel Market Report, “Travel accounts for a significant portion of total corporate expenses. But just how significant may be a surprise … Business travel accounts for anywhere between 8% and 12% of the overall enterprise expense budget. This is bad news for travel managers whose companies see travel as a cost center, but good news for those whose companies see travel as an investment in revenues.”
Market research firm, Aberdeen Group, identified three key strategies common to best-in-class travel management programs:
- Support travel management with analytics, integration and mobility
- Use mobile apps and portals to put expense management directly in the hands of travelers
- Leverage analytics and integration to drive transparency into travel processes and spending to improve corporate budgeting, planning, and forecasting
As a leader in the business travel industry and the 11th largest travel management company in the U.S., Christopherson Business Travel is committed to providing innovative and integrated travel management services that accomplish those three key strategies.
By developing proprietary technologies like AirPortal 360 and AirPortal 360 Mobile, Christopherson supports their more than 1,000 corporate clients’ travel programs with that much-needed analytics, integration, and mobility.
Additionally, clients of Christopherson enjoy the added benefit of a consultative Account Manager whose job it is to help leverage that analytics, drive transparency in travel processes and spending, and improve corporate travel budgeting, planning, and forecasting.
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To learn more about how Christopherson can help your company implement these three key strategies into your travel program, please contact one of our business executives.