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April 23, 2020

5 Ways to Join the Conversations in Corporate Travel Today

Samantha Shankman
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We’d like to take a moment to pause and thank our incredible community for how they’ve come together during this unprecedented time. The TripActions community, and corporate travel industry at large, has joined together in virtual chats, community boards, digital courses, and private conversations to share best practices, answer questions, and support one another.

Here at TripActions, we’ve had a front row seat to the purposeful collaboration taking place. In the TripActions Community, thought leaders and travel managers around the world have discussed challenges and shared new ideas. In our Office Hours and Workshops, they’ve thought through strategies and brainstormed new approaches.

This week we’re excited to launch two new ways to connect with one another. TripActions Academy is a free series of courses that program administrators can take to polish up on the basics of corporate travel, reconsider best policies, and learn more about how TripActions can supercharge their efforts along the way. And Open for Business: A Corporate T&E Podcast Powered by TripActions is a weekly series of conversations about corporate travel and expenses with big-picture thinkers and decision-makers from around the globe who are driving transformation each day.

Join us and hundreds of others who are forging the path to a brighter future.

If you’re curious about what’s happening, here are some of the most talked about and trending topics in these communities:

A New Boarding Process for Airlines

Our community discusses the changing protocols for boarding planes after Delta Air Lines announced it will board passengers back to front in an effort to maintain new health precautions. Most will take this as good news although it presents a disruption to business class and elite flyers who are accustomed to boarding first as an elite benefit.

The Scope of Duty of Care

This temporary pause in business travel is giving travel managers and those who touch business travel the opportunity to rethink policies and the scope of duty of care. An important factor going forward will be ensuring the health and safety of business travelers, but it can start now while employees — who used to travel and will again — are at home. It’s an interesting discussion around best practices for health and safety on a physical and mental level.

Maintaining Communication & Engagement in the Virtual Workplace

Without the possibility of in-person meetings on the table for now, colleagues and partners are relying on digital communication -- which can become overwhelming in an always-on environment. Our community is talking about the best practices for managing the new WFH setup while still finding ways to connect with important contacts.

How to Travel From Home with 14 Livestreams

Everyone in the travel industry including frequent travelers miss the sensation of landing in a new city or culture. While this time is being used productively to rethink policies and health practices, we can all enjoy an armchair trip to somewhere new.

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