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It's a maze out there

Business travel is back, even with high airfares & skyrocketing hotel rates.

So now's the time to review your key suppliers to maximise the ROI on trips.

A few questions for procurement.....

When did you last check the market for travel management services - with new technology and lack of experienced travel consultants, this sector is amazingly competitive.

Have you 'rolled over' airline, hotel and car hire contracts for more than 48 months - when is the right time to re-negotiate? Airline retailing is changing the landscape dramatically and has only just begun.

Is your business focused on climate change impact - because some suppliers are offering powerful solutions.

Have you seen an acceptance of online meetings or has Zoom-fatigue killed the 'you're on mute' brigade.

Maybe Finance has reduced budgets plus is there traveller hesitancy due to the ever changing security landscape? What happens in an emergency at 2.30am on a Sunday?

So here is where businesses through procurement need help. Your travel category spend might be diminished and therefore the overall control needed and saving opportunity reduces as well. Will the procurement manager or category lead see return on investment of their time? Maybe not.

This is where we believe Changing Times and similar business travel, tech and expense outsourced solutions will fill the void.

Changing Times also has up to date, comprehensive and insightful knowledge of the travel management company (TMC) landscape. We can help you decide who to short-list rather than conducting a long, painful and excessive invites tender process. Once we know your needs we can help you choose the right TMC according to capability, technology, geographical reach, culture and strategy.

Use our knowledge, insight and first hand experience.

Our unbiased advice allows procurement to engage with other stakeholders within their business with confidence, market-leading strategy and aligned with the company goals.

We also provide ongoing category management, with your team, to ensure you are receiving the agreed contractual deliverables.

If your procurement team would benefit from external advice, in-depth category knowledge and networking opportunities in the travel space then contact us for a confidential discussion. This allows you to focus on other categories with confidence that the travel & expense one is under control.

It really is a maze........ and we know the way out.


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