ProcureCon Travel 2020

May 12 - 13, 2020

Rancho Mirage, CA

Travel Blog

At ProcureCon Travel we love giving away plenty of free content, so you can always keep up with the latest developments in the industry. Below we have a few of our most popular articles and case studies. We've split them up into our "Ask Johanna The CPO Corner" series, "Procurement Innovation" series and our "ProcureCon Research Briefs".


How Can a Travel Department Show its Value?

Corporate Travel is more than a ticket negotiation vehicle. It is an ENABLER of value to the firm, and it is important for the travel team to keep that aspect front and center.

How do I better develop, track, and execute on SLA’s?

Most companies don’t have SLA’s in place for travel. Of those that do, most pay no attention until there’s a problem. Then there’s a mad dash to figure out what they are and if they can be used as leverage.

How do I get a supplier’s attention if I’m at a small or mid-sized company?

You can leverage the goodwill of your office managers across the world by asking their help in establishing good relationships with nearby hotels and then leveraging those relationships to create a hotel program.

What if I have few supplier options in the travel space?

If your company’s location is such that there is a significant restriction on your ability to leverage across multiple travel providers, all is not lost. If you have limitations – and your suppliers know that as well – you can still optimize within those limitations by getting creative.

Travel Procurement Research Briefs

Incorporating Non-Traditional Travel Options into a Comprehensive Travel Management Strategy

Given the highly preferential nature of travel, it has been hard to get corporate travelers into a program that meets both cost control criteria as well as the individual tastes of corporate travelers. Now, as travelers have grown accustomed to the convenience of options like Uber and Airbnb, another layer of difficulty is added to the management of travel spending.

Procurement Innovation Articles

LinkedIn Found the Best Way to Quantify the Satisfaction of Travelers - Ask Them

How LinkedIn Found the Best Way to Quantify the Satisfaction of Travelers Subtitle: LinkedIn needed to know who its travelers were, why they travel, and what information, services, and amenities they needed to best achieve their travel goals. To this end, the company launched a survey and asked all their traveling employees to complete it.

GameStop Hopes for the Best but Prepares for the Worst

GameStop Hopes for the Best but Prepares for the Worst Subtitle: Duty of care is of utmost importance to GameStop, and it wants the people who choose to part with their hard-earned money to attend its events to feel their safety and security is being appropriately taken care of.