The travel industry is constantly evolving. New supplier discount plans, technological advancements as well as the rise of sharing economy (Airbnb) means that there are new opportunities to reduce travel costs. To make sure these savings are reflected in your organisation’s net profit it is important to regularly review your travel policy to make sure they are incorporated where relevant.
Are you using it’s functionally to your best advantage? Similar to your mobile phone the functionality of on-line booking travel engines (OBE) has dramatically improved in the last three years. Gone are the days when a booking would drop out half way; or you would be left with that nagging feeling that the flight may not have booked.
This can be a confusing topic for Travel Managers as they can get easily bogged down in the details of the various programs. To keep it simple I have provided an overview of the available options in Australia for Qantas and Virgin Australia.