Saving money in a business is one of the first or really the only lesson you should learn as soon as possible. Strict guidelines do come into play when you’re out on the road or in the skies, so being concise and complete about what your policy allows the employee to do is important. If anyone views it as confusing, then possibly a sit-down meeting to go through the allowable expenses or even a revisal of the policy itself to make it easier to understand. Everybody loves perks and there is no reason business travel can’t come with perks and a little healthy competition.
Com you can set up a challenge for the travelling staff to find the best deals all round and offer a business lounge visit as a prize for the one who either saved the most or finds the most convenient route. Of course, those are useful ways of getting employees interested in the travel policy and utilizing it to their advantage in turn being the businesses advantage as well, however another draw-back that can go unnoticed is the reimbursement of travel expenses. If an employee returns from their trip with a series of receipts and thinks for a moment that maybe some of them aren’t covered then that employee and others will be less interested in getting back on the road.