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January 19, 2015
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UK: Travel Managers with Meetings Responsibility on the Rise




The number of business travel managers with responsibility for meetings management rose from 52 to 57 per cent in 2014, and those with a strategic meetings management programme in place increased from 27 per cent to more than a third. 

The figures were revealed in the Business Travel Show’s annual buyer survey, which has been measuring the convergence of the meetings and travel categories since 2010. 

Jef Robinson, global category manager (meetings and events) at Citrix Systems, said: “An increasing number of travel managers may be taking on responsibility for meetings management, but that doesn’t mean the transition is without its challenges.

“It’s tricky to develop a meetings and events process that reduces risk and reduces company expenditure but without planners losing ownership. Selling the concept of SMMP technology within an organisation is also a difficult task but, done well, it’s a transition that will not only help companies to leverage better deals with suppliers but also improve their duty of care.”

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