The definition of compliance in business travel - Click Travel

Why you need to understand travel policy compliance

There are some things that every travel manager should pay attention to, and compliance is definitely one of them! You can spend hours tweaking a travel policy to perfection, fine-tuning your selections to make your travel and accommodation as cost efficient as possible. Without compliance, however, it’s all for nothing.

In short, high levels of compliance indicates a few things:

  • that your travel policy is understood and followed by staff booking travel
  • that your organisation is benefitting from the cost savings that high compliance brings
  • that your policy offers enough choice and flexibility that staff do not need to book outside of policy.

Still unsure about what compliance actually is? Fortunately, we have a short and sweet definition of compliance so you can understand the essentials. At Click Travel, we don’t believe in making things needlessly complicated. Our bitesize definitions are all under 100 words to allow you to grasp the basics and get on with your day.

So what is the definition of compliance?

In travel management, compliance refers to the practice of adhering to a travel policy set by an organisation to help achieve a certain overall goal.
Compliance can be measured by travel management companies, and reported on as part of extensive management information data.

By measuring compliance, organisations can ensure that employees are not unnecessarily overspending and more importantly, that the overall travel expenditure isn’t more than originally anticipated. Organisations can drive compliance through various methods which they can discuss with their account managers, here at Click, we use a traffic light system to employ visual guilt.

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Rachael Howes-Tonks


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