When it comes to travel planning, those in the construction industry face more challenges than most. A dispersed workforce, frequent schedule changes, last-minute bookings and long-term stays mean flexibility is key.
But the costs for that flexibility can add up quickly. Data shows that US-based construction travellers spend 20 percent more per trip than any other type of business traveller.
Time is a factor too. Forrester research found that it takes an average of 13.6 hours to book a trip (and process associated expenses) manually. Whereas Egencia travellers book hotels within four minutes, and flights, cars and trains within five minutes, on average.
A digital travel solution can improve efficiency, streamline budget allocation, make it easy to keep track of a dispersed workforce and lead to an impressive ROI.
Download this playbook to learn more about digitising your travel programme from those who are already reaping the rewards. Those featured are:
- The Executive Administration Manager at a home renovation and remodelling company – 'Working with a digital travel management company gave us one standard place for all employees to go and book – and for me to see our overall spend in one place.'
- The Director of Accounting for a large insulation contractor – The savings (and ROI) they’ve seen since switching to the Egencia platform are obvious.
- Chris LeFevre, corporate account manager for Egencia – 'Moving from an outdated paper model to a digital solution improves internal processes, drives efficiency and improves the bottom line.'
In an industry where travel has remained strong throughout the pandemic, contractors who make the move to a digital travel solution stand to gain a powerful competitive advantage in the marketplace.