In this ever-expanding global economy, corporate travel continues to support the growth of organizations big and small. By helping facilitate the in-person connections that build and strengthen the most important business relationships, corporate travel helps lay the foundation for future company growth.
In addition, these out-of-office adventures can also greatly benefit individual travelers, motivating many to feel more engaged and happier in the workplace. There’s no denying the plethora of personal perks — 90% of road warriors see business travel as a benefit, delivering opportunities to explore new places, indulge in unique culinary treats, rack up loyalty points, and most importantly, advance their professional careers.
While this all might sound like sunshine and rainbows, it’s important to remember there are potentially ominous dark clouds that can threaten the success of a seamless business trip, frustrating road warriors and throwing the whole experience off-course. By becoming aware of these inconveniences, however, you can proactively work to nip them in the bud before they derail your travelers.
Below, we outline three business travel inconveniences that can derail road warriors, along with tips on how to solve for them to keep your travelers excited about the end-to-end experience you deliver:
Stranded Between Flights: Another inconvenience that can derail travelers is missing a connecting flight — and then having to deal with the fallout alone. Nothing sucks the excitement out of a business trip like being stranded in an airport for seemingly endless stretches of time…except maybe being kept on hold with an uninformed corporate travel agent while trying to rebook the next available flight. Your travelers could get stranded anywhere in the world, so it’s important to improve the experience by providing a 24/7/365 global support network that can get them back on track as quickly and painlessly as possible.
In large part because of these corporate travel booking and management inconveniences, 50% of road warriors end up going rogue and booking outside of their organization's preferred solution. This can bring about a boatload of problems, as companies lose visibility into where their travelers are going, how much they’re spending, and what they’re booking. But this less-than-ideal situation can be avoided by implementing a more user-friendly travel solution.
Download our ebook Feeling Stressed and Going Rogue: How to Keep Work Trips From Derailing Business Travelers to discover how to leave infuriating inconveniences in the dust for good, encourage more traveler happiness and trust, and drive adoption of your corporate travel management program.