Take the quiz below to determine your business traveler wellness score and discover ways to build a better traveler experience.
We asked business travelers about their last five business trips. More than half experienced some type of disruption across that span.* Most experienced two disruptions out of their five most recent trips (26.7 percent), followed by 21.7 percent of respondents who dealt with one disruption. As airports and airlines continue to be challenged by staff shortages, travel will not be as smooth as we would like.
However, travel technology and company policies that focus on traveler wellbeing can ease the burden of traveling for work. Whether you are a frequent business traveler or an occasional business traveler, you should feel supported at each stage of your journey.
* Working with Censuswide, Egencia surveyed 2,250 professionals who travel at least three times a year across the United States, United Kingdom and France. The survey was conducted online in late July and early August of 2022.
Being cared for as a traveler starts well before you step foot out the door. The travel booking experience can set the tone for the entire trip so make it as stress-free as possible by focusing on three key essentials.
1. Travel Policy
Corporate travel is forever evolving and so should your travel program. Chances are, you won’t memorize every page of your company travel policy or keep track of every update. Corporate travel management software makes it easier to choose the right option by integrating your policy directly into your booking tool. You will see the best available choices at the top of search results based on your personal preferences, price and company policy. Thanks to flags and visual cues, you will know immediately when an option is out of policy.
Minimizing risk starts with receiving the information you need to make informed decisions. Having sustainability credentials and point-to-point travel advisories displayed in the booking tool empowers you to make the best choice. Instead of searching through multiple websites, you should be able to find up-to-date travel regulations and requirements all in one place. Informed travelers are happier employees.
Approvals provide an added layer of control, but it’s easy to get frustrated if the process is overly complicated. Your travel manager should have the flexibility to set approval requirements—from trip-level approval to projector group-level approval to out-of-policy-only approval—and your managers should be able to review and approve trips on any device.
For tips on how to boost your wellness program while also being a road warrior, check out 4 tips to balance personal wellness with business travel here.