The tasks of a travel manager are many, and constantly changing.
In doing so, the travel manager must strike a balance between corporate goals and employee satisfaction. The business trip should be planned efficiently and cost-saving, but also offer good comfort.
In addition to the former main task of purchasing travel services and negotiating contracts, close cooperation with human resources, finance and IT is now an absolute must. Often, the travel manager is now also responsible for travel policies, travel expense accounting and the vehicle fleet. Follow-up and evaluation are becoming increasingly important. Travel security, travel medicine and events also often fall within the travel manager's area of responsibility.
In the near future, the planning and provision of mobile communication, procurement and selection of video conferencing systems will also be part of the travel manager's tasks. The job description of the travel manager is currently changing into a collaboration manager, also accelerated by the pandemic.
Business travel is becoming less, but more demanding. The job description of the travel manager will therefore continue to be of great importance in the future.
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