Allow staff to schedule travel through any source. As long as policy is followed, utilizing multi-search travel websites can greatly save on travel costs (e.g. hotels, airfare, rental cars).
The Govn't should require all Govn't employees who travel in groups for work, school, or temp assignments to double up in a room (execptions for different genders). If the Govn't did this instead of giving each person their own personal rooms they could rent rooms at a more upscale place for the price and save money... more »
Encourage employees to choose the lowest hotel rate below the Per Diem by giving them 10% of the amount below the Per Diem. Example, if the Per Diem is $200 and the final hotel bill is $100, the traveler would receive 10% of the amount below the Per Diem - $10.
However, sometimes the traveler has family or friends in the area and would enjoy staying with them instead. Allowing the traveler to opt for 50% of the max as an allowance on their... more »