Hey travel managers! You! Yes, you. It’s time for your
business travel policy check-up. And good news—the TravelPerk doctor is in.Let’s take a look at your track record over the past year. Things were going well. Your travel program was pretty healthy until March 2020, although there was room for improvement. Maybe your travelers weren’t fully complying with your travel policy. Maybe you were incurring high cancellation or change fees. Or maybe you were just spending far too much time on simple tasks that didn’t need to take the time they did.Then came March 2020. Business travel came to a screeching halt at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Your business travel policy became just another unused document. Now, as business travel begins to recover, it’s time to take the policy for a much-needed check-up.
No one said business travel would be back in full force right away. No one said it would be the same as it was before the pandemic. But it will be back. And it will be different. That’s exactly why your business travel policy needs a strategic check-up today.Both the way you travel for business and the reasons why will undergo a transformation. Things that we previously took for granted (like the value of sharing a business meal with a client) will become more highly valued. We’ll also have to reshape the way we think about what a business trip is.So, what might this look like?
If you’re looking to give your business travel policy a much-needed refresh before the next trip you plan, start with the basics. Ask yourself the following questions to figure out what areas you need to work on.For more in-depth information,
download our helpful ebook How to Write a Company Travel Policy. You can also check in with our quick test to see if you need a travel management platform.
Feel free to use our
travel and expense policy templateto create your own policy.