Simplifying business travel as a whole is becoming increasingly important in today’s fast-paced world.
According to a survey by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), travel program simplification is a major priority for corporate travel managers in 2019. The survey states that the benefits of program simplification include “improved traveler satisfaction, reduced costs, and time saved.” This results in more productive and confident travelers, leading 72% of travel buyers to make simplification a strategic priority.
Demand Grows for End-to-End Travel Solutions
The growing demand for an end-to-end travel solution is leading to more requests for travel tools that join together the different pieces of the corporate travel experience, including booking travel, trip management, customer service, and expensing, all in one convenient interface. This will not only make travel more convenient for employees, but it will also improve reporting and open new avenues for AI functionality.
“Closely integrating disparate data sources from across the traveler experience allows artificial intelligence applications to easily see and analyze the bigger picture,” says Robert Reynolds, Chief Technology Officer at ADTRAV. “This will allow us to create interactive software that can anticipate and act on traveler needs without direct input from the traveler. Software will automatically guide travelers through their journey, helping schedule and coordinate flights, hotels, and rental cars.”
The fluid transition between technology and human channels with little-to-no effort will no doubt play a major role in redefining the business travel experience in the future, and, according to industry leaders, this functionality can’t come soon enough. ADTRAV has a full suite of software and technological integrations to simplify travel and provide and end-to-end solution for your needs. If you’re interested in learning more, contact us and we’ll set you up with one of our travel experts right away.