Looking for real-world examples of how companies are applying new trends and technologies in their travel programs?
Look no farther – Advito, BCD Travel’s consulting arm, describes seven solid case studies in its latest white paper: “Leading the Way: Corporate Travel Management Goes Next-Gen”
You’ll learn what these companies are doing:
- Coca-Cola – improving policy compliance
- DuPont – gaining control of meeting spend
- EADS – integrating end-to-end travel technology
- Microsoft – increasing the use of virtual travel
- Salesforce – leveraging social networking
- Sapient – using Yammer for travel communications
- U.S. Foodservice – freeing travelers to choose mobile apps
You can download the free white paper here (registration required). NB: I contributed some content to this paper.
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