After a hiatus of over two years due to the pandemic, corporate travel has become active again, as travel for various productive, professional and commercial sectors formation of a need, not surprising, the fact of maintaining a face to face relationship with customersIt is essential to maintain and strengthen our corporate relationships with suppliers and partners.
as he believes Carolina Borzatto, SAP Concur’s marketing director for Latin America, although with the emergence of COVID it was thought that teleworking or hybrid modalities could replace business travel in many cases, this is not the case. In fact, for companies continue to play an important role In its ecosystem and activity.
In this sense, a report by SAP Concur showed that 80% of businessmen feared that the absence of visits would have an impact on their professional and personal lives, especially regarding the possible loss or reduction of business contacts (45%) To worry about profit (38%).
To make corporate travel more sustainable, Borzatto stresses that “it’s important Design policies and practices that work to generate less impact with travelLike having a travel and expense program that allows most processes to be done digitally”.
define the importance of travel
While preparing business travel itinerary, companies must Identify their importance and opportunity, They also need to reflect on whether this is the only way to accomplish this or conversely, they can be replaced by other alternative activities (videoconferencing) that provide similar results and yields. In case it is necessary to transfer, a protocol that establishes the opportune moment For this, and its objectives in the medium and long term are quantitative.
If you want to be successful with this strategy, the support of top management will be essential. Since sustainable travel often incur high costGetting the long-term commitment of those responsible for getting this done will be key.
Companies can be more sustainable by making more conscious journeys, but there must be a structure that plans this strategy in the long term, as the subsequent communication and implementation may require several months and results may be visible after the second year. Will take Likewise, this initiative will be complemented with diversity and inclusion, equality and access policies for all employees on a day-to-day basis.
a special department
Following Borzatto’s precepts, companies can be more sustainable if they travel in a more ‘conscious’ way. However, in order to achieve this, a department must exist or be created to formulate this strategy.
In the event of travel being necessary, clear rules will be laid down that define when to travel, and what the purpose is, in addition to establishing clear objectives that can then be measured in the medium and long term .