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Live Webinar

Evaluating Your Travel Program for Maximum Savings & Results

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
T&E not only remains the second highest controllable expense for most companies, it is one of the most difficult expense categories to effectively manage based on a Forrester Research survey of Financial Executives. In this insight-packed webinar, we’ll share important methods to help you easily reduce travel program costs, while helping you uncover unexpected savings opportunities that impact your bottom line.

You will learn how to:
  • Assess how efficiently managed your travel program is today and how to improve it
  • Obtain deeper discounts in air, car and hotel categories
  • Identify revenue versus non-revenue generating travel
  • Increase online adoption for up to 20% more savings
  • Analyze your travel policy for additional savings opportunities
  • Unearth hidden costs you might not expect like unused tickets, loss of productivity, labor-intensive expense allocations and crisis management
  • Determine whether you should consolidate your business travel
  • Identify key considerations when choosing a travel management solution
  • Benchmark, set goals and track success through metrics that matter

Speakers

Ronda Shipley, Senior Vice President of Business Development & Strategies, Direct Travel
Ronda Shipley
Senior Vice President of Business Development & Strategies, Direct Travel
As Senior Vice President of Business Development & Strategies for Direct Travel, Ronda Shipley is responsible for the strategic planning and leadership disciplines for Direct Travel’s U.S. Sales Team.

A highly respected industry executive, Ronda is an integral part of the success of Direct Travel and works aggressively to develop new sales strategies, which include identifying key areas for savings and developing realistic business plans for long-term achievement.

Ronda brings over 27 years of leadership experience in the travel industry and specializes in client consulting, financial analysis, program development, and strategic sales. She comes to Direct Travel from Travel Leaders Corporate, where she led Global Sales efforts for over 10 years.

Prior to becoming part of the Travel Leaders Corporate team in 2003, Ronda served as the Vice President of US Operations for Getz International Travel for over 18 years, which was later acquired by Navigant International.
Moderated by: Jess Bozzo, Content Manager, Argyle Executive Forum
Moderated by: Jess Bozzo
Content Manager, Argyle Executive Forum
Jess is the Content Manager for Argyle Executive Forum’s growing CFO virtual division. In her current role, Jess is responsible for the creation and implementation of virtual event themes, overviews, and working with speakers and partners to create engaging and timely content. Prior to joining Argyle, Jess got her start in audience development and marketing with NewBay Media. A graduate of Gettysburg College, and a New Jersey native, Jess currently resides in Hoboken.

Sponsor

Event Sponsor Direct Travel
Direct Travel - At Direct Travel, we believe there is a better way to help companies manage their second highest controllable expense - Travel. We are a partner who is changing the conversation and challenging the status quo around conventional corporate travel management to be the right fit for you.

As one of the industry’s leading travel management companies, Direct Travel provides a unique blend of high-quality services and progressive technologies. Our mission is to deliver maximum value to clients through flexible, personalized and forward-thinking solutions. To maximize travel program ROI, we proactively identify opportunities that will guarantee consistent savings and implement initiatives that align clients’ travel needs with their corporate culture. Providing service excellence across all touchpoints is one of the main reasons Direct Travel maintains a 98% client retention rate.

Direct Travel also offers vacation, meetings, and events services. As members of Virtuoso Travel Network, our personal travel advisors can offer clients a host of worldwide exclusive amenities and benefits. Meetings and events solutions, and group incentive travel are managed through the wholly owned subsidiary - Creative Group, Inc. Globally, Direct Travel operates as Direct ATPI Global Travel across 190+ locations.

Continuing Education Information

Certified Public Accountant

  • Continuing Education Credit
    1 CPE Credit
  • Field of Study
    Finance
  • CPE Delivery Method
    Group-Internet
  • Program Location
    Online
  • Program Level
    Basic
  • Prerequisites
    No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
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Continuing Professional Development

  • Continuing Education Credit
    1 Hour
  • Field of Study
    Finance
  • CPE Delivery Method
    Group-Internet
  • Program Location
    Online
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Certified Management Accountant

  • Continuing Education Credit
    1 CE Credit
  • Field of Study
    Finance
  • CE Delivery Method
    Group-Internet
  • Program Location
    Online
  • Program Level
    Basic
  • Prerequisites
    No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
More information about CE Credits