In a study conducted by travel and hospitality marketing firm MMGY, business travelers surveyed provided some interesting insight into how travel, and their companies’ travel policies, could affect their future employment decisions.   A summary of the study here in Business Travel News reveals insights into the importance of how a better travel policy often trumps pay and responsibilities, travel burnout and some of what it would take to keep key employees with a company. It’s worth a read.

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We have previously covered the issue of Duty of Care and the responsibility of employers with respect to their traveling employees. Providing substantial protection for your employees who travel is a multi-pronged but far from insurmountable task. Key to an effective strategy is information. This recent article in HR Dive effectively illustrates how “the more information a business traveler has about their destination, the better the odds of them staying out of harm’s way.” This domain awareness can be cultivated … Continued

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Some businesses avoid looking into charter flights over commercial because they’re afraid the business airfare will differ significantly. Charter flight may make more sense financially and strategically, depending on where you fly, how many employees must go, and what the group needs. In some situations, the expense of chartered flights may deter you from using them. However, some may find that the time saved by bypassing security screenings and boarding procedures can make a world of difference. For short notice … Continued

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Business travel agents earn long-term partners by adding value to their clients’ businesses. While many travel agencies offer a list of services, some may not deliver the same level of customer service that keeps clients coming back time and again. If you’re looking for business travel agents that can fully address your organization’s needs, we’ve compiled a list of what you should look for in your business travel partners. Personalized Approach Safe Harbors values the personal experience of all our … Continued

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