Optimizing Your Travel Program for Today’s Business Traveler

Date: Friday, April 7, 2017
Time: 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT
Duration: 30 Minutes + 10 Min Q&A

Managed travel has traditionally focused on cost savings and cost compliance, but travel preferences are evolving. What if travel programs were redesigned to maximize the impact of a travel budget, instead of minimize its cost? Can both be achieved at once? 

Learn how you can design a benefits-first travel program with the goal of maximizing well-being, productivity, and health for your travelers. In this 30-minute BTN Group “In The Know” webinar created in partnership with sponsor Airbnb, we’ll include tips on how you can incorporate policies friendly to your travelers without ballooning your budget. We’ll also address your questions during the 10-minute live audience Q&A.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gain practical tips for low-cost and no-cost upgrades to design a travel program for today’s business traveler
  • Learn why it makes sense to redesign a travel program centered around the "Traveler’s Hierarchy of Needs"
  • Understand the business case for taking traveler friction out of the system

About the Panelists

David Holyoke is responsible for the strategic direction, execution and operation of Airbnb’s rapidly accelerating Business Travel vertical as Global Head of Business Travel. With 20 years of experience, Holyoke is focused on revolutionizing the way business travels by championing the needs of those who “have to travel.” Prior to Airbnb, Holyoke established and built Travel Leaders Corporate into one of the nation’s largest travel management companies. He began his career in sales at American Airlines, eventually leading international sales and marketing efforts at the airline’s Boston, New York and Miami hubs.

Scott Gillespie often breaks new ground -- and a bit of glass -- in the corporate travel industry. He is a leading authority on travel procurement, travel friction and the total cost of travel. As Managing Director of tClara, he is developing the next generation of benchmarking for airfares and traveler friction. He is the author of a U.S. patent, has been named one of Business Travel News’ Top 25 Executives, and a Thought Leader by Buying Business Travel. Gillespie writes the blog Gillespie’s Guide to Travel+Procurement and speaks at travel industry conferences around the world.

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David Holyoke
Global Head of Business Travel

Scott Gillespie
Managing Director

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