Travel managers: this is your bucket list for 2016 | The Insight Files |

Mobile and wearable technology are tipped to play an even bigger role in the organisation of corporate itineraries and traveller management in 2016. A survey by Carlson Wagonlit Travel of over 1,000 travel managers around the world has identified a number of key elements in the corporate travel sector that are expected to have anything from a moderate to critical impact on how it operates. Highlights from the study include:

  • 32% believe sharing economy type services will have an impact next year and only the same number have included such products into existing programmes so far.
  • 53% expect low cost carriers to have an impact on travel programmes next year, with 15% of transactions flowing through CWT systems featuring LCCs.
  • 80% say that safety and security issues remain as a high or very high impact on travel programmes.

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