travel policy advice

The establishment of a travel policy is of major importance to an organisation for controlling travel and entertainment (T&E) expenses.

Consequently, many employees do not take advantage of cost saving opportunities that can dramatically reduce the travel costs incurred by their company. When employees are aware of budgetary constraints they respond accordingly, and a policy encourages compliance among travellers by setting reasonable guidelines, explaining the rationale behind them and describing penalties for non-compliance. A strong policy also provides negotiating leverage for a company to indicate to a potential supplier its ability to move volume and market share.

The solution is to properly plan and manage the travel budget in conjunction with a solid travel policy – but there is no standard policy that will satisfy every corporation. That’s why Barrhead Business Travel will help you design, implement, and update a complete, formal travel policy which details set procedures for your travellers to follow, ensuring maximum control and savings for your company.

We have created a simple to use Written Travel Policy development tool which is designed to streamline the process, as well as easy-to- use templates and completed sample policies which will help to speed the creation of your own policy. Once your policy is complete, you can count on Barrhead Business Travel to help in its execution, adherence, and ongoing modification. After all, a policy is only as good as its management, monitoring and reporting.