How Travel Managers Prepare for Route-Based Recovery
There's a helpful framework thinking through this temporary pause on business travel, which Caroline Strachan of FESTIVE ROAD outlined in a recent BTN article: "Respond-Prepare-Return." It's the answer to questions that travel managers around the world asked themselves in late February and early March: "What happens when business travel stops? And more importantly, how do we prepare for when it resumes?"
The latest episode of Open for Business: A Corporate T&E Podcast Powered by TripActions explores this in much more detail and dives into the preparation phase that most travel managers find themselves in now.
So, I'm curious: What policy changes are you adjusting during this temporary pause? How are you connecting with grounded travelers during this time? And how are you working across internal teams to create a comprehensive plan for business travel when it is permitted again?
While there are great suggestions in the podcast, I'd love to learn some more about what people are experiencing in their organizations!