Travel and expense spend management is resuming its importance for travel buyers as business travel bounces back, according to a survey by BCD Travel of 106 travel buyers responsible for T&E spend around the world. On the list of program priorities, 76% of travel buyers polled in October consider payment and expense very to extremely important, an increase of 8 points compared with 68% in the previous survey in April. The top three priorities for payment and expense are process simplification (91%), traveler satisfaction (88%) and travel data insights (80%). Other results of the survey showed that when it comes to forms of payment used to settle travel costs, corporate cards are the most popular (used by 94%), followed by central billed accounts (56%), invoices (41%) and virtual cards (37%). Travelers on the road mainly use corporate cards (90%). Personal cash (32%), cash advance (24%) and consumer cards (22%) are nowhere near as prevalent. When asked about data quality, respondents ranked corporate cards first, followed by central billed accounts, invoices and virtual cards. \Travel buyers say the biggest pain points experienced around payment setup and administration are: managing payment needs of nonemployees; managing payment methods in multiple countries and emerging markets; and suppliers not accepting certain payment methods or charging extra fees.