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The Coming Business Travel Youth Movement

Excerpt from FastCompany

Aug 23, 2013 6:45 am

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Youth, as in easy to use tool that early adopters first used, and now coming across the whole spectrum of digital life, including online business travel tools. Is the business travel sector ready for it?

— Rafat Ali

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Millennials now make up 35% of the workforce…expected to double by 2020….what is perhaps surprising is how quickly the baby boomer generation has started to behave like Millennials in how they interact with social and mobile technologies. Our industry is experiencing what you might call a “youth movement.”…older generations are sitting shotgun, having become more comfortable with technology in their personal lives. Regardless of age, the next-generation business travelers have different expectations when it comes to the travel tools they use today.

Rather than relying solely on staid and, frankly, often ignored travel policies, travel managers can now encourage and reward smart employee travel behavior through applications and platforms that bring those policies to life.

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