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Are you returning to travel?

Egencia has you covered every step of the way. Use the resources on this page to make sure you’re aware and prepared as your travelers return to the road. Before diving in, check out which industries are traveling, where they’re traveling and what practices have changed with the business travel trend tracker.

Learn the fundamentals of managing business travel

Learn the fundamentals of managing business travel

If managing travel isn’t your priority and you’re short on time, here are the essentials to know as your travelers get back on the road: 

  • Checklist: Return to travel. Now that your travelers are getting back on the road, we’ve compiled a checklist with five steps that you can take to be proactive and prepared. Also, share this quick refresher with your travelers on booking travel with Egencia.
  • Egencia Travel Advisor. In this new era of travel, situations are constantly evolving — often at a rapid rate. Egencia has responded by launching a new capability within the booking tool: Egencia Travel Advisor delivers current information on travel advisories and health guidelines regarding COVID-19, based on the locations within an individual traveller’s itinerary.
  • Relaunch your travel program. A travel program relaunch is a great way to remind users how to book business travel on Egencia and boost program adoption. Follow this step-by-step guide to make sure you cover every angle.

Take your expertise to the next level. Scroll down for more advanced resources on returning to travel.

Step 1: Prepare for – and step into - the evolving role of travel manager

Business travel has radically changed this year and, along with it, the role of the travel manager. With risk and spend management high on the business agenda, the c-suite is paying attention to travel in a whole new way.

Here are some ways you can prepare and educate yourself for this new direction:

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Prepare for – and step into - the evolving role of travel manager
Step 2: Become an expert at managing risk by leveraging your travel policy

Step 2: Become an expert at managing risk by leveraging your travel policy

The starting point for managing risk is defining your company’s new travel guidelines and implementing them into your travel policy by following these three steps:

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Support travelers’ wellbeing and minimize risk

Egencia® Travel Advisor helps you optimize your duty of care strategies. You and your travelers simply need to log in to get
travel advisories for any type of crisis, whether it’s related to the pandemic, severe weather, or civil unrest.

Step 3: Help your travelers feel confident and comfortable

As eager as your employees are to see colleagues and customers face-to-face again, it’s likely they’re feeling apprehensive about getting back on the road too. One of your roles as travel manager is to make sure your travelers feel secure, comfortable, and cared for throughout the entire journey.

Dig into how Egencia can help your travelers when booking, when traveling, and beyond. Also, share this quick refresher with your travelers on booking travel with Egencia.

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Step 3: Help your travelers feel confident and comfortable
Step 4: Mitigate risk and control spend by mandating your TMC

Step 4: Mitigate risk and control spend by mandating your TMC

Using several different travel partners or allowing travelers to book through various websites disperses your data and weakens your ability to mitigate risk and optimize savings. Mandating your travelers to book with Egencia will help you achieve four key objectives:

  • Manage risk
  • Increase leverage for supplier negotiations
  • Conveniently optimize savings
  • Manage unused tickets

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Step 5: Track and optimize your travel program

As we all know, the ins and outs of everyday life are very fluid at the moment, and they’re likely to be so for the foreseeable future. This makes it more important than ever to stay on top of your travel program’s performance, the impact of global events on travel, and the specific needs of your company as it relates to your travel program.

Learn more about these four steps:

  • Leveraging the suite of Egencia risk management tools
  • Creating a feedback loop
  • Sharing and learning best practices around COVID-19
  • Accessing COVID-19 specific reporting

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Step 5: Track and optimize your travel program

Help get the word out about Egencia

Need to re-educate your leadership team and internal stakeholders about everything Egencia can do for your organization? Learn more about the tools Egencia has to help.