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Oct 26, 2020

TripActions Academy: Harnessing the Power of Rail for Business Travel

Samantha Shankman

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Business train travel is quickly becoming a more popular option in the United States and is already the most popular option for short trips in Europe amongst business travelers. The benefits of traveling for business by rail are numerous and often solve for the frustrations associated with air travel or road trips.

As business travel picks back up, the numbers are clear: Not only are 74%+ of frequent business travelers comfortable or somewhat comfortable traveling by train right now, but business travelers are now more frequently booking rail over air travel. TripActions Academy Course 21 highlights the TripActions approach to train travel, why we’re investing in growing our global inventory, and how corporations can make the most of this important transportation option.

What is the TripActions Academy? It is a free series of courses that corporate travel program managers can take to strengthen their foundation of corporate travel and expense management skills, learn best practices, and bring new focus to their organization’s corporate T&E program. Our goal is to provide access to anyone and everyone that wants a high-level overview of corporate travel and expense fundamentals and user- and technology-first programs, policies, and tech.

Course 21: How Train Inventory Works in the TripActions Platform

TripActions Academy Course 21: How Train Inventory Works in the TripActions Platform starts by exploring the rise in rail for corporate travel. We explore the top 10 reasons why business travelers choose trains including everything from the booking experience to comfort, safety, and productivity. We then review the environmental benefits of traveling by train, which is becoming a more important factor to both business travelers and companies who are committed to sustainable travel. We then dive into the rail options available through the TripActions platform including our proprietary booking features and global inventory expansion.

The following sections are included in Course 21:

  • The Rise of Business Train Travel
  • Why Business Train Travel is Growing as a Carbon-Free Alternative
  • Train Inventory on the TripActions Platform
  • Live Train Inventory on TripActions

For more on the importance of global train inventory, listen to the Open for Business podcast episode “The Future of Rail and Business Travel” that discusses why rail is such an important factor in the continued growth of business travel.

Unlike traditional corporate travel solutions, TripActions is the only complete, end-to-end global travel, payments and expense management solution. The comprehensive, unified global platform includes online booking, 24/7 365 expert travel agents, and payments and expenses.

By putting users front and center in its product, TripActions creates a better user experience, which ultimately drives platform adoption. With adoption high, finance and travel leaders gain the spend visibility, control, data and insights they need to optimize their programs and policies for employee experience and cost savings. And the platform is so good, you’ll want to book your personal travel on TripActions too.

Join us today in the TripActions Academy to learn about the foundations of modern corporate travel and expense management, and get deep insight into policy, inventory, and success.

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