Consolidating travel

We then kicked off a five-phase implementation plan with timing for implementing each country determined by size, product and platform types, company priorities and industry activities.Local implementation managers in each country drove each phase forward, supported by full coordination and oversight from the global and regional implementation leads.GBTA Research Manager Kate Vasiloff, Lanyon Vice President of Industry Strategy Kevin Iwamoto and Sr.Manager, Global Travel Operations for Amgen Craig Banikowski will delve into greater detail on the study’s findings in an education session at 10am on Monday, July 27, as part of GBTA Convention 2015 in Orlando.ALEXANDRIA, VA – July 23, 2015 – One-half of Travel Buyers currently have or are in the process of creating a consolidated meetings, events and/or travel program, according to new research from the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).This marks a 14 percent growth in adoption over the past five years including a 28 percent increase in completed consolidation.At Lanyon, we are committed to sharing our best practices in order to knock down the barriers and help more companies in their journey to consolidation.” Methodology This study is based on an online survey of Travel Buyers or Travel Intermediaries with 120 respondents based in North America and 95 respondents based in Europe.The North American survey was fielded via email to GBTA members and non-members from May 5 – 15, 2015, and the Europe survey was fielded via an email sent by GBTA affiliates to their GBTA members from May 5 – 18, 2015.

However, while there is a huge interest in the features and benefits management technology can bring to a meetings and events program, only one non-consolidated buyer reports currently using such technology.With operations in 51 countries, consolidating the company’s program demanded our global access and local expertise.We’re on the ground in nearly 140 countries, and could quickly assemble a highly experienced team consisting of global implementation managers and three regional leads.We started the process with a customer planning phase to design a global plan (which also accounted for local variances).This phase included a full-scale review of the current booking process, and aligning all platforms to the same policy parameters.

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