5 travel headaches and how to fix them!

Managing business travel itineraries is a complex and sometimes stressful task, but should a problem arise, you’ll need risk management strategies to support your business travelers.
At Your Travel Corporate we use corporate travel itinerary management and business travel policy to alleviate travel risk. However, there are many other ways a travel itinerary can be affected, often causing headaches for travel managers, risk managers and travelers alike.

  1. Incidents and risk levels before the trip
    When planning travel itineraries, even to familiar regions, you will need to conduct a travel risk assessment. Your travel risk strategy should outline acceptable levels of risk for all types of business travellers, as well as protocols for incident management and crisis communication.

In an ideal world, when planning and leading up to any business trip, you would want up-to-date information on potential risks on any route and in any region. Travel risk maps and updates, such as those provided by our travel risk management service, can provide this information, streamlining planning and reacting to changing situations when combined with a clear travel risk strategy.

  1. Flights canceled in transit
    Even without major incidents, flight disruptions are an unfortunately common occurrence. If a connecting flight is cancelled, travel itinerary management software can make sure you know while your traveler is still in the air, allowing you to arrange alternate transportation or make the call to reroute your traveler. .
  2. emergency situation on land
    In a recent scenario, our unlucky CIO faced a serious risk while on the ground and needed to be sent home quickly and safely. Of course, depending on the importance of your employee’s trip, not every incident would lead to an evacuation. If your sales rep is on their usual route through a region when an incident arises, it may simply be a case that needs to be diverted from one city to another. Having a mobile business travel itinerary app as part of your traveler communication strategy ensures that you can communicate changes to travel itineraries, hotel reservations and give your traveler the reassurance that you have their safety in mind.
  3. Incidents involving multiple business travelers
    All of the scenarios we’ve looked at so far have focused on affected people, but if you’re a business that works regularly in a region, you may have more than one affected traveler or potential affected traveler on the ground or en route. When that’s the case, risk management tools can help you identify which business travelers are affected and provide tailored updates for all travelers in the region.
  4. The line between business travel and leisure travel
    Call it bleisure or call it bizcation, these days the lines between business and leisure travel are becoming increasingly blurred, and we think this is only going to become more prominent as time goes on. Making sure your travelers are safe while on business is paramount, but if they have downtime between commitments, your duty of care may still apply. Being able to notify your traveler of any issues affecting their itinerary ahead of time will significantly reduce risk.

We hope you enjoyed this blog post, remember we are here to help you with all your business and corporate travel needs! 📞02034058599 ✉️hello@yourcorporate.co.uk

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