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The words “corporate duty of care” sound so, well, corporate and management-ese that it’s all too tempting to yawn, tick the box and move to the next task. But what could be more important to any company than the welfare of its people? It is cavalier to treat this increasingly serious area as a mere tick box exercise. Any company not having a proper duty of care strategy in place is risking potential human and financial catastrophe. Risk management used to exist only in those companies tha
The answer is that a hotel programme, a curated list of preferred hotels which offer large corporate discounts in exchange for a promise of business, is not for everyone. A small company may feel that the resource required to establish a programme is disproportionate to the savings that a programme could generate for example. It might also be that travel patterns are so irregular that having preferred hotels in particular cities is of little use.Yet a growing number of companies are recognising
Consolidation of a company's different locations' travel programmes means that service levels can be streamlined and there are controls and a vision of spend and traveller behaviour. As a consequence, multinational companies are increasingly opting to manage aspects of their organisations' travel programmes more centrally but still respect the needs and cultures of local offices.This paper aims to describe the process and address the considerations and what factors might affect decision-making.