It's common understanding that corporate managed travel programs require the use of preferred suppliers. After all, isn't that the purpose of corporate-supplier negotiations – to obtain special rates for the corporation, and guaranteed business for the supplier? But in reality, the consistent use of preferred suppliers is likely lower than we think. This means that 80% or so of managed business travelers always or usually stay within policy. However, looking at this another way, more than half of them have "gone rogue" at least once to book a non-preferred supplier – and nearly 20% have done it most or all of the time. So how do they get away with it? Nothing is really holding them back. Only about 10% of managed travelers said they won't get reimbursed if they book outside of policy. Get the full story at Phocuswright