Corporate travel arrangements allow businesses to send employees to locations across the country and around the world for business purposes. These trips offer networking opportunities, sales and business development opportunities, training sessions and educational seminars. They also can provide teams with a chance to build their skills in new settings that unlock fresh perspectives and build relationships. Additionally, companies can benefit from cost savings by utilizing corporate travel discounts on flights and hotels.

There’s often someone in charge of overseeing and managing all corporate travel arrangements. Based on the size of the business this could be the entire department or just a single employee. In smaller organizations, this responsibility is more likely to fall on someone who works in the administration and finance departments as part of their job description.

The responsibilities and demands for a corporate travel program can be a stressful and time-consuming process. To ensure control of costs, balance the budget, and ensure compliance with the policy it could be beneficial for companies to outsource the management of their travel programs. If you decide to take this burden on yourself, you can make use of a third party company or a travel technology platform designed for corporate travel. The goal is to streamline the booking process, improve transparency and efficiency and decrease leakage of funds through automated expense tracking and centralized controls. This will help companies make real savings and make process of organizing and executing corporate travel more efficient for all the parties involved.