Category Archives: Trip Friction

Webinar: Building the Case for Better Travel

Wow.  This article that challenges the importance of savings is one of the most popular ones I’ve ever written. Still, the question is can you really afford to focus on the benefits of travel, rather than on the cost? The … Continue reading

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Making the Business Case for Better Travel

The most common question I get after speaking about the benefits of reducing traveler friction is “OK, we get the idea, but how are we supposed to sell this to senior management?” Here’s the answer: The whole idea is to balance … Continue reading

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A Challenge To My Travel Procurement Friends

 Is it time to think about your category goals for 2018?  Yep. Are you hoping to somehow increase the size of your savings next year?  Of course.   Are you optimistic about meeting that goal?  Probably not. Would you like to … Continue reading

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Let’s Buy Less Effective Trips!

Said no one, ever. Imagine giving management a choice between these two travel programs: “Nickels and Dimes” and “Goldmine”. In the Nickels and Dimes program, they get travelers who are more burned out, more likely to quit, have less productivity, report … Continue reading

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