"Corporate Travel Management Post 9/11 When terrorists shook
America and the world with the September 11 attacks of 2001,
they didn't just hit the travel industry hard but also changed
the way corporate travel management functioned. Post 9/11,
corporate travel management in the U.S. has become as much about
security as it is about booking low-priced tickets and hotel
rooms. Though the terrorists could not deter business travelers
too long despite using airliners to hit prominent targets in New
York City and Washington, they certainly prompted corporate
travel management firms to rethink strategy.
As business spreads to new and at times unstable parts of the
world, corporate travelers are crisscrossing the globe more
frequently and are becoming vulnerable to a greater variety of
threats including terrorism, natural disasters, crime and
unrest. Post 9-11, American companies are exercising stricter
control over executives and employees' business travel plans,
discouraging them from making their bookings online individually
and urging them to go through the corporate travel managements
firms they have hired. That is because when a corporate travel
management firm is in charge, the company always knows where its
business travelers are in case of an emergency.
In the aftermath of 9/11, most corporate travel management
companies have launched round-the-clock emergency services so
that a business traveler finding himself/herself in a difficult
situation in a foreign land doesn't feel completely stranded.
Many have crisis management mechanisms in place for better
co-ordination during emergencies. Travel departments within most
companies have also begun to link travel policies with security
policies. Coupled with stricter security measures put in place
by governments across the world - especially in areas receiving
a large number of business and leisure travelers - travel has in
many ways become safer post 9/11.
The Travel Team, Inc understands the increased security concerns
for the business traveler post 9/11, which is why we have
included a 24/7 worldwide emergency service among the facilities
available to our corporate clients. Our comprehensive corporate
travel management service strives to ensure that your executives
and employees travel safely and at the lowest possible price,
but without any compromise on quality of transport, board and
lodge. Visit www.thetravelteam.com for more information and
contact us for details.
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