What Is Managed Business Travel?

By Alice Nichols

Managed Business Travel is a comprehensive service that helps businesses plan, book, and manage travel arrangements. It is a specialized form of corporate travel management that combines the best practices of both corporate travel and leisure travel in order to maximize efficiency, cost savings, and safety.

Managed Business Travel starts with a comprehensive understanding of the company’s business objectives and goals. The managed business travel provider works closely with the organization to create a tailored solution that meets their unique needs and budget.

This can include consulting on ideal destinations, preferred airlines, hotels, car rental companies, and more.

The managed business travel provider will also work to ensure that all trips are booked according to the company’s policies. This includes tracking all bookings for compliance with company guidelines, such as booking within policy limits for airfare or hotel rates. They will also be responsible for providing detailed itineraries for each traveler that include all relevant information such as flight times, hotel check-in times, car rental contacts, and more.

In addition to booking trips, managed business travel providers are also responsible for providing 24/7 customer service support during the trip in case any traveler needs assistance or advice. Managed business travel providers may also provide additional services such as coordinating meetings or events at the destination; this could include securing venues, catering services, and other necessary arrangements.


Managed Business Travel is an invaluable service for businesses looking to efficiently plan and manage their corporate travel needs. It combines best practices from both corporate and leisure travel while ensuring compliance with company policies in order to maximize efficiency and cost savings while keeping travelers safe at all times.