The New Challenge
Achieving Business Goals
With Less Business Travel

A New Reality

Like it or not, business travel budgets will be significantly smaller for the foreseeable future. Why?

  • Virtual meetings are easier, cheaper, and often "good enough";

  • Persistent concerns about traveler health, safety, and wellbeing dampens demand; and

  • Growing pressure to reduce carbon emissions adds to the case for traveling less.

CFOs will ask hard questions about the costs and benefits of traveling. Smaller travel budgets mean more contention about who travels, and why.

Build a Business Travel Strategy

Here's a quick 10-question test to assess the maturity of any company's business travel strategy.

 

Most companies won't score more than three points - but most any company can score a perfect 10 points with the right amount of support from senior management.

Need a quick place to start? Use these four principles from the Goal-based Travel Management paradigm:

  1. Use travel budgets for justifiable trips tied to key goals.

  2. Ensure travelers are safe, healthy, willing, and likely to achieve their business travel goals.

  3. Prefer travelers and suppliers who are committed to sustainable travel goals.

  4. Help reallocate travel to achieve key goals. 

See this post for more context around the principles of justifiable travel.

Ready to talk about your business travel strategy? Set up a courtesy call with Scott Gillespie. Reach him at  scott@tclara.com

Achieve Your Travel Goals With Trip Tester(SM)

Smaller travel budgets can be good for achieving goals related to reducing carbon emissions, improving profit margins, balancing budgets, and reducing traveler health and safety risks.

The trick is protecting the smaller travel budget from use on lower-value trips. This requires a more disciplined approach to deciding who travels, and why.​

Companies need quick, effective, and unbiased assessments of the merits of any prospective business trip. We've designed Trip Tester to deliver exactly that.

Achieve Your Travel Goals With Trip Tester(SM)

Smaller travel budgets can be good for achieving goals related to reducing carbon emissions, improving profit margins, balancing budgets, and reducing traveler health and safety risks.

The trick is protecting the smaller travel budget from use on lower-value trips. This requires a more disciplined approach to deciding who travels, and why.​

Companies need quick, effective, and unbiased assessments of the merits of any prospective business trip. We've designed Trip Tester to deliver exactly that.

A New Approach

Business travel is a key ingredient for commercial success. It now needs to be used more carefully.

 

How can companies achieve their goals, and balance the pros and cons of traveling in this new era?

For the first time, many companies will need a strategy for conducting business travel. A good business travel strategy will answer these questions:

  • When is a business trip justified?

  • How should we travel to best achieve our goals for business success, traveler health and safety, and carbon reduction?

  • How will we know if we're traveling too much,

       or too little?