Almost all small-to-medium sized enterprises have benefited from taking their travel programs multinational, according to a new white paper from Nina & Pinta, a London-based managed travel consultancy, in partnership with GlobalStar Travel Management. The white paper, titled “Shrink the World: How to Globalize Your Travel Program,” includes survey data from 194 travel category managers, 152 of them coming from programs with less than $30 million in annual travel spend. Among other findings: 86% of respondents manage travel in more than one country, 71% in more than three countries and 29% in more than 20 countries; 42% have increased the number of countries in their travel program over the past two years; and 49% believe their travel programs will cover more countries by 2022. Steve Hartwell, CEO of GlobalStar, said a common misconception is that consolidating travel spend, policy and supplier choices internationally works only for the world’s biggest companies. He said the paper is intended to dispel that myth by sharing an accurate picture of SME travel programs today and outlining the many benefits that come with taking programs multinational. Those benefits include improved duty of care, better policy compliance and reduced costs.