Here are 10 quotes from the travel industry to inspire you in travelling more for your corporate travels.

1. “The leisure traveller is buying a destination. The business traveller is buying the journey. The fun side is leisure travel, but corporate is where most companies, like mine, are going to make most of their money.”
–Dave Hershberger (President of Travel Leaders/Prestige Travel, Cincinnati, Ohio)

2. “The largest difference between selling leisure and corporate are the nuances. Within corporate travel, exceptional service is the differentiator between travel management companies. While corporate agents make sales based off of price and schedule…the customer’s real preference is high-touch, world-class service.”
– Christy Prescott (CEO of Corporate Travel Planners, San Antonio, Texas)

3. “To be in the corporate travel marketplace, you really have to be loaded up to provide the technology features, such as online booking systems. You have to have office technology; you have to have mid-office systems and a program that supports that. And in addition to technology, you have to have the reporting that corporations expect, the data that they can use to make decisions.”
– Jay Ellenby (President of Safe Harbors Business Travel, Bel Air, Maryland)

4. “I like to ask full-time practitioners if they ever travel with their clients. I believe that it is an essential element in understanding what one’s clients want—and more importantly, don’t want—when they travel.”
– Richard Turen (Editor, Churchill & Turen Media Group)

5. “Travel is like a giant blank canvas, and the painting on the canvas is only limited by one’s imagination.” – Ross Morley

6. “Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

7. “The tourism industry has considerable potential to be a sustainability role model in its role as a buyer of goods and other services, from building materials and green construction standards to farm produce” – Arancha Gonzalez

8. “It is in the national interest to have the Flying Kangaroo. It’s in the interests of our tourism industry. It’s in the interests of jobs here in Australia”. – Anthony Albanese
9. “When overseas, you learn more about your own country than you do the place you’re visiting.” — Clint Borgen

10. “The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” — Henry David Thoreau

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