In this millennial generation, it is very important for business travelers to stay hyper-connected while on a business trip. Millennials face a new set of challenges when it comes to travel management. Here are a few tips that help millennial travelers take the stress out of business travel.
T & E Policy Awareness
Educating employees regarding company travel and expense policy guidelines is important. Reminding travelers they are accountable for what they are spending on the card will help avoid risk. Remember anything your employee does on a business trip will be reflected on your company, so it is your responsibility to make them aware of the company policy.
Be in Touch Always
It is important to know the whereabouts of your employees at all times while on a business trip. If your company is not associated with a travel agent, then you will not be aware of employee travel plans. If the travel process is not defined, then you have to directly ask employees about the trips. Having a booking portal will let you know the employee travel plans and the hotel names where they are staying. This way you can stay connected always, no matter wherever you are.
Most companies are utilizing shared services such as Airbnb and Uber for business travel purposes. These shared services are open to companies and can work with your company policies. Check what rules and policies these shared services will support and make your employees understand the policies.
Usage of Smart Phones
You have realized by now that millennials are strongly attached to smartphones. Make sure you have expense mobile application in place so that it will make business travel easy for travelers. Having an expense report software with currency conversion rates and google translate options can make the expense process easy for the millennial generation.