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Ten quick business travel wins from Business Travel Show Europe   

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It would be nice to think booking business travel was as easy as picking a holiday and filling in your credit card details, yet the reality can be significantly more complex. Even if booking travel is just a small part of your job, there are loads of things to think about. Your legal duty of care obligations for your travellers, how to keep them safe when they are away on business, how to negotiate with suppliers to get the best deals, how to make greener choices and which technology provider to use are just some of the things to address.

Fundamentals conference sessions at the Business Travel Show

All these issues are covered in Business Travel Show Europe’s Fundamentals conference sessions this year. The event runs from 28-29 June 2023 at ExCeL, London and the 10 Fundamentals are in-person sessions running over both days. They cover the following topics:

1.       Ten quick wins to get you started in travel management

2.       Using data for improved savings and control

3.       Safety and security – A best practice guide for beginners

4.       How to take your travel programme multinational

5.       Choosing a travel management company and other partners

6.       The sky’s the limit! – Find your ticket to success as a travel manager

7.       Online booking and expense management – How to choose it, how to implement it, how to maximise adoption

8.       Travel policy – Your key to balancing maximum compliance with traveller experience

9.       Take the first step to managing your meetings spend

10.   Corporate payments – achieve more savings, more data, more process efficiencies

Stuart Birkin, General Manager Glasgow, CTM is one of two speakers taking the safety session: “If you’re booking business travel of any kind for your organisation, you need to ensure your travellers are safe and know what they – and you – must do in an emergency. It’s also important to remember that duty of care is not just about responding to crises and major world events like Covid 19, it’s about all the little things, like a lost passport or a missed flight, too. Travel manager Beth Sarmiento and I will walk our attendees through why a comprehensive risk management plan is crucial and the technology options for maximising traveller protection.”

Leanne Fowler, Director of Account Management, Agiito is talking about online booking and expense management tools. She said, “There are so many online booking and expense management tools to choose from, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you, your travellers and your organisation. And once you’ve chosen the best technology for your company, what then? Category manager Adam Hickingbotham and I will walk you through every step to help your improve compliance and generate new savings for your business.”


Entry tickets are free for PAs, EAs and all business travel bookers to attend Business Travel Show Europe – simply register online – and we’ll see you there.


One of the issues raised by the Business Travel Show Europe last year was the lack of provision for the LGBTQ+ community in business travel plans.