3 ways your travel management company can enhance your online booking program

By: Mark Dauner, Travel and Transport, Inc.

Today's corporate online booking tools offer business travelers power, personalization and convenience that couldn't have been imagined just a few years ago. Corporate self-booking tools like Deem offer the tools and resources that travelers have become accustomed to in the leisure travel space, balanced with added features that travel management programs require. Your corporate travel management company (TMC) should play a major role in taking your online booking program to the next level.

What Does a Travel Manager Do in 2019?

As the global market for corporate travel continues to grow annually, travel managers are facing a fast-paced environment with changing responsibilities. While travel managers still need proficiency with the GDS, increased digitization of corporate travel solutions is necessitating travel managers to expand their skill sets and develop new expertise to effectively serve their organizations.

So what does a travel manager do? You're about to find out - below, we've highlighted some of the most important roles and responsibilities that travel managers should be prepared for in 2019 and beyond.

How to Save Millions with Corporate Travel Management

With the latest trends emerging in global travel, it's no surprise that CFOs are increasingly struggling to keep their corporate travel programs on budget. The 2019 Global Travel Forecast, authored by the Global Business Travel Association, projects that both average daily hotel rates and car rental prices will rise in the United States this year. In Asia, the report says, air travel costs will rise by 3.2% and hotels by 5.1%. In Europe, hotel occupancy is expected to reach an all-time high in most cities in 2019 - a fact that makes it even more difficult to find bookings within budget.