How To Guides

The How to guides help travel program managers and business travelers navigate the ins and outs of traveling for work. From packing and preparing for trips to booking, budgeting and managing expenses, our guides cover a range of topics to help make business travel as seamless and successful as possible.

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4 ways to tackle business travel program data

How to transform data into actionable insights that help you make good business decisions for your managed travel program.

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How to make sure your hotel sourcing strategy works for you and your travelers

After two years of abnormal travel activity, planning your 2023 transient hotel program may seem intimidating. Here are four ways to make sure it isn’t.

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How to stay cyber secure while traveling

Staying cyber secure in a world where we’re constantly connected can be a bit tricky, but it's not impossible.

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How to be good to your pets when you’re traveling for business

(Yes, this is a real blog article from BCD Travel. No, we’re not kidding. But we are having fun.)

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How to get the most out of a business travel convention

We asked some BCD Travel convention veterans how to make the most of a show experience. Their advice: make a plan, step outside your comfort zone, enjoy the festivities (but not too much) and rest.

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How to manage bleisure travel requests

Here’s a short guide to help you manage requests for personal travel extensions during business trips.

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How to introduce diversity, equity and inclusion into your business travel program

The business travel industry is showing increased interest in DE&I, but it's slow to take action. BCD Travel's SVP of Diversity & Inclusion shares 4 practical ways travel managers can integrate DE&I into business travel programs.

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How to beat jet lag: Help for business travelers

Flying halfway across the world can affect your business travelers’ wellbeing and productivity, especially if they’re new to long trips or just resuming them following a travel hiatus. While there’s no easy way to beat jet lag, there are a few things travel teams can do to help ease traveler journeys.

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How to spring clean your business travelers’ profiles

Spring cleaning isn't just for your garage. Now is the time to give your traveler profile database a good scrub down. Updating traveler profile information should happen at least annually. This will require action from travelers and travel managers.

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How to write a travel policy

When it’s time to travel for business, employees need to know what’s allowed, when to book, what supplier to book – and most importantly, why. A well-crafted travel policy provides a consistent, safe, managed and cost-controlled framework that leads to wise travel decisions. Here’s the BCD Travel guide to writing a travel policy for your program.

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How to build surveys business travelers will actually take

Asking business travelers what they think is an effective way to get the insights you need to build a strong travel program or improve policies already in place. One of the simplest ways to capture traveler voices? A survey.

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Travel managers, here’s what you should do about unused tickets

Managing unused tickets and spend isn't easy, but it is achievable. Here's what you can do to make sure few or no unused tickets are left behind.

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