Come Together: Integrating Your Corporate Travel and Meetings Programs, a new paper from BCD Travel consulting arm Advito, documents the trend among the Corporate Travel 100, Business Travel News’ annual list of the 100 biggest buyers of travel in the U.S. Integrating your corporate travel and meetings programs.
The analysis tells us that U.S. large spenders are moving along an evolutionary path toward integration. They’ve gotten started first because:
- Large-volume companies spend big on both meetings and travel, so they can clearly see the benefits of integration—and they have the resources to tackle it.
- Mature travel programs tend to breed mature strategic meetings programs. With both in place, buyers naturally turn to integration as a source for new savings.
- Meetings programs are easier to implement in the U.S., thanks to a single language and single currency.
The paper is a primer on the small and large steps any size company can take toward integration—and why your company should get started now.