Policy Insights

Businesses are looking at travel differently - ensuring that policies are aligned is critical as travel ramps back up.

Travel Managers have a lot to think about right now; in addition to managing uncertainty and understanding the global travel situation caused by COVID-19, we see many considering what their hotel strategy and air program will look like, keeping travelers engaged and planning for the return to travel.

Ensuring the travel policy is fit for purpose is critical. Not only have the rules of the game changed due to factors outside all of our control, businesses are looking at travel and their travel functions differently. Suddenly, travel is on the mind of all senior executives; how to manage it; when to start traveling again; how to ensure employee safety; and how much travel is necessary considering the adoption of virtual meeting tools over recent weeks and months. It's a lot to manage. In light of all this, it's time to take a fresh approach to travel policies. Long travel policies are outdated. Expecting travelers to read and remember details from 30+ pages is unrealistic. Now is the time to streamline, focus on what is important, and make sure your travelers understand and are engaged.

There are five key areas to focus on as we adapt to the new travel landscape.

Click on the five key areas below to learn more:

Identify your immediate policy needs

Considering the five key focus areas above, we recommend an approach based on when you last reviewed and refreshed your travel policy.

When is the last time your travel policy was updated?

Utilize and elevate all your travel tools and channels


Behavior modification and program transparency means simplifying your travel policies and processes, adopting mobility, embracing technologies, and trusting your employees to do the right thing. Once defined in the policy, it is critical to engage travelers in the changes. Provide them with the tools and the ability to make choices based upon their business needs. Help them understand through easy to digest visual assets, such as infographics, FAQs and videos, supported by emails, intranet content and OBT programming. This will ensure that your travelers are fully informed and confident in what the policy means and what is expected of them.

Utilize and elevate all your travel tools and channels


Behavior modification and program transparency means simplifying your travel policies and processes, adopting mobility, embracing technologies, and trusting your employees to do the right thing. Once defined in the policy, it is critical to engage travelers in the changes. Provide them with the tools and the ability to make choices based upon their business needs. Help them understand through easy to digest visual assets, such as infographics, FAQs and videos, supported by emails, intranet content and OBT programming, will ensure your travelers are fully informed and confident in what the policy means to them and what is expected of them.

Reach out to an Advito expert today to learn how we can help you build your Back to Travel strategy today.