6 Travel Management Mistakes To Avoid + Checklist Takeaway

Mistake #1: Lack of Preparation

  • Forgetting travel documents and electronic devices
  • No itinerary
  • Getting lost along the way
  • Late arrivals

Mistake #2: Overspending

Mistake #3: Wrong and Outdated Travel Guidelines

Mistake #4: Disorganised Travel Itinerary

  • Date
  • Location
  • Details
  • Accommodation
  • Destination

Mistake #5: Cramped Schedule

Mistake #6: Last-Minute Bookings

  • Higher booking fees
  • Extra charges
  • Extra-long travel commutes
  • Dividing employee locations

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  • Manage bookings
  • Track, view, and manage traveller expenses
  • Provide 24/7 support
  • Monitor travel disruptions

Checklist Takeaway:

  1. A Lack of Preparation: It’s best to be prepared for all scenarios in advance and have an organised schedule for your travellers ahead of time.
  2. Overspending: Spending more than is allocated in the budget can cause all sorts of problems, both for the employees and the business.
  3. Wrong and Outdated Travel Guidelines: With the current pandemic, travel guidelines and restrictions are changing on an almost daily basis. It’s important to keep up with the latest rules.
  4. Disorganised Travel Itinerary: Organisation is key to a successful business trip. It ensures that everything that needs to be completed is done and that there is minimal stress.
  5. Cramped Schedules: Overworked employees on hectic business trips does not lead to a productive time and can cause burnout. Allow enough time for everything that needs to be done.
  6. Last Minute Bookings: Leaving bookings to the last minute can result in a huge price increase, if you’re able to find transportation and accommodation at all.

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