They say ignorance is bliss, but ignorance of your travel spend is more costly than blissful. When your company does not have dedicated personnel or, even better, a travel management company in place to oversee your company’s travel planning, then employees are left to their own devices.
As a result, they’re booking each trip separately without thinking about the big picture. They’re choosing hotels or airfare based on convenience and not price. They’re upgrading their seats and rooms because they assume the company won’t mind. They don’t realize that brand loyalty generates big savings for companies. And their travel data is uncaptured, giving you no power to leverage during negotiations.