Routine Member - Level 3

Re: Combined Travel

Theoretically it could be done but it would require trust among the combined entities to stick to the terms of the "Whole of small business Texas" agreement with the travel suppliers.
The contract could be a "piggy back" model where entities join to take advantage of the agreed pricing whilst still retaining their independent control in dealing and paying the suppliers. The idea certainly has merit - you just need some strong advocates to give it some traction. When businesses see the potential savings they could make by leveraging their combined numbers at the negotiation table there will be buy in!

Richard Grigg
Assistant Director, Business Services
Australian Bureau of Statistics