The Business Traveler's Corner

HAVE YOU MEASURED THE IMPACT OF OPEN BOOKING TRAVEL PROGRAMS?

Posted by Marwane El Mekaoui on Dec 22, 2017 10:41:46 AM

Buzzwords such as ‘Open Booking’ and ‘Unmanaged Travel Program’ are phrases that are often debated interchangeably within the business travel world.  While once synonymous, technology has made it possible to maintain both an Open Booking and managed travel program. Open booking is a travel management strategy that allows employees to book through whichever channel they prefer, whether it be directly on the airline or hotel website, an online booking site, or a travel agent. The travel industry is divided on the topic, while some view it as the future of managed travel, others see it as a logistical nightmare that will encourage non-compliance and lessen the quality of data.

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Topics: Business Travel, Travel Policy, Corporate Compliance, corporate travel, Business travel agency, open booking

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