Managing business travel in the digital age

[fa icon="calendar'] 06-Dec-2017 11:28:27 / by Julian Kulkarni posted in Corporate Travel, Business Travel, Travel Policy, procurement, Travel Spend

I was delighted to take part in a Spend Matters webinar recently, hosted by its Managing Editor, Peter Smith.

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Getting the best deals on hotels for business isn’t just about price - Part 2: Added value for the procurement function

[fa icon="calendar'] 10-Nov-2017 10:04:51 / by Julian Kulkarni posted in Corporate Travel, Cost Savings, Business Travel, business travellers, cost savings in business, procurement

This is the second in a series of posts taking a broad view of the value you can unlock when booking hotels.

Part 2: Added value for the procurement function

Hotels are a spend category that has gone unmanaged and uncontrolled for many years. This has been the case for a number of reasons, but the main one has simply been that with digitalisation, it seemed very difficult for procurement officers to squeeze any additional value out of hotels. What is the point of negotiating corporate deals when anyone can go online and get a better deal on hotel booking sites?

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