What is the salvation for the business travel industry?
The answer is simple: Digital transformation. And why is that?
In today’s fast-paced business world, the challenges associated with traditional business travel are substantial. The introduction of digital transformation, however, presents a solution that addresses these issues, benefitting both companies sending their employees on business trips and the broader business travel industry.
What is digital transformation?
For organizations, such as companies and government institutions, digital transformation means integrating digital technologies into all aspects of their operations.
In the field of business travel, digital transformation is, in the simplest terms, a move away from manual planning, managing and accounting for business travel to tools that allow you to manage the entire process with a few clicks. Let’s try to take a closer look at what this looks like in practice.
How does digital transformation reduce business travel costs?
Traditional means of organizing business trips consume significant resources within companies. Travel managers invest valuable working hours, which directly translates into costs. Employees spend a lot of time on planning trips, and often their supervisors, face similar challenges when it comes to the approval process.
Imagine how much more effective a salesperson could be if, instead of spending hours planning a trip, they could do it in no time. How often does an employee inadvertently choose overly expensive hotels or uneconomical travel connections?
Thanks to digital transformation, systems can be implemented to suggest optimal solutions. Moreover, expenses can be scrutinized at the trip planning stage, enabling you to accept or reject your employee’s travel plan with one click.
How to effectively organize business trips?
The key is to integrate an all-in-one platform with the offerings of hotels, airlines, and other carriers. This is achievable only through digital transformation.
At WorkTrips.com, we use an AI-powered system that allows our clients to organize business travel with flexible travel policies and automatic approval of requests. For example, a manager creates a consistent travel policy, specifying the maximum length of stay and cost of hotel or transportation or other relevant services. Employees can then easily plan the trip according to the approved policy without worrying about cost overruns or time limits associated with the trip. This not only streamlines the planning process, but greatly reduces the stress of managing the entire process. All this with the support of travel agents who are there to help 24/7, 365 days a year.
In conclusion, embracing digital transformation is the gateway to a more efficient, cost-effective, and safer business travel experience. At WorkTrips.com, we’re not just a tool; we’re your partner in navigating the complexities of modern corporate travel. Experience the future of travel management, where seamless integration, AI-driven solutions, and robust travel policies converge. Unlock the full potential of your business travel—where optimization meets excellence. If you’re hungry for more insights into the digital transformation landscape, dive deeper into our comprehensive Business Travel 2023 Report. Download it now and embark on a journey to redefine your approach to corporate travel. Elevate your business travel experience with WorkTrips.com.