In today's ever-changing travel industry, travel managers are having to adapt faster than ever before to accommodate new policies and procedures, while also doing more with less. Those who embrace an agile mindset have more of a competitive advantage and are likely to be higher performing. In this blog, originally produced by BTN Group, OMNIA Partners and Enterprise Holdings explore how forward-thinking decision-makers are adapting their travel programs to better anticipate and meet evolving demand.
Between the drastic increase in travel demand and airfare prices, there are many obstacles that prevent corporate travel programs from thriving, much less meet their bottom line.
Direct Travel, a travel management supplier of OMNIA Partners, provides personalized service solutions for corporate travel programs. Their portfolio of technology and service solutions give companies the tools they need to support their travelers. Members of OMNIA Partners have experienced substantial time and money savings by utilizing Direct Travel.
Business disruptions due to the global pandemic over the last two years fundamentally altered business travel while also elevating the role and visibility of travel managers within their organizations. Faced with advising senior leadership about employee safety regarding domestic and international environment in a time of rapidly changing guidance and restrictions, many travel managers were called to the decision-making table for the first time to provide strategic input on how travel could support organizational goals.
It isn’t uncommon for procurement to have to purchase for several different departments within an organization. It’s hard to be an expert in all of the different product and service offerings available and also fully understand what your stakeholders need to be successful.
Corporate travel has picked back up after a hiatus due to the pandemic. You might be wondering what this means for your organization or working to define current travel needs. Travel managers and procurement are in the perfect spot to work together to re-strategize and save time and money.
As business travel continues to recover, how will travelers’ expectations change, and will corporate travel policies migrate more toward cost savings or traveler satisfaction? What changes from the pandemic might become permanent?
Enterprise and National partnered with BTN Group to identify differences in traveler and travel manager priorities. The study shows gaps exist, but not always over the issues you might expect.
In its infancy, group purchasing organizations showed little to no attention to travel as a category. However, over the years the landscape has changed and travel management services have since become sought after contracts. Within the travel vertical alone, OMNIA Partners has seen an 8% to 20% savings for both private and public members!
Originally posted by Direct Travel on the DT Navigator blog.
Every year, GBTA Convention is a great place to learn, network and find new ways to gain more clarity in your travel management program. Now that the largest annual gathering of business travel professionals in the world has come to a close, we want to share with you our notes from an insightful education session by our partner – OMNIA Partners.
Millennials are the next generation to shape the future of procurement, travel management and business. Defined as people born between 1982 and 2000, millennials represent more than one quarter of the nation’s population, making them the largest generation in US history. By 2020, over half of the workforce will be made up of millennials, and their different mindset, habits and preferences can have an impact on your company’s bottom line.