They say the best things in life are free, and we couldn’t agree more.
Good travel management shouldn’t cost the earth, and that’s why we offer our clients a whole host of free benefits to help them save time, money and effort when managing their travel program. And with many businesses facing financial and operational challenges after months of lockdown, we understand just how important this is. So, if you want to find out which travel management benefits you could be getting – completely free of charge – read on to discover some of our favourites.
All the tools you need
When it comes to business trips there are a lot of moving parts, particularly when co-ordinating travel plans for whole teams of people. But don’t panic - there are tools that can help. From offline and online booking options to financial reporting, any travel management company (TMC) worth their salt should be able to provide you with the tools you need to run an effective and safe travel program. We believe everyone should be able to access these free of charge, regardless of travel spend, so we offer our clients:
- Offline and online booking options
- Financial reporting and duty of care
- An award-winning mobile app
What’s more, we don’t just provide the tools and leave you to it. Our experts tailor them to our clients’ needs, provide training on how to use them and ensuring they’re implemented properly.
Tailored travel policies
A travel policy is essential for any company with travelling employees. They help keep your travellers safe, protect your company’s bottom line and streamline the booking process. In short, they are the cornerstone of any successful travel program. And after many years in the business we know that one size doesn’t fit all; that’s why we help our clients create travel policies tailored to their company’s unique requirements. We also understand that travel policies need to adapt with the times, so we’ll help you update your policies as often as you need. The cost? Zero. Zilch. Nada.
Supplier management and negotiated rates
If you’re booking a lot of hotel nights or regular airline routes without a TMC, we hate to be the bearer of bad news but you could be missing out on:
- Lower prices
- Last minute availability
- Additional benefits such as parking, free breakfast and Wi-Fi at hotels
That’s why our travel experts work closely with their clients to look at their most popular routes and destinations to negotiate the best rates. So, while there’s no such thing as a free lunch, we can get your travellers a free breakfast!
Loyalty program management
Loyalty programs aren’t just the reserve of frequent travellers looking to get upgrades on their next flight; programs such as Air Canada for Business provide companies with discounted and reward flights for loyalty when booking. We can manage these programs for you at no extra charge to ensure you get the most value when booking.
If you've booked business trips or managed a travel program before, you'll know there's a lot more to it than just booking a return flight and leaving the tickets on the traveller’s desk. From establishing emergency protocols to ensuring your traveller’s duty of care, managing a travel program can be time consuming and complex.
But whether you’re new to the world of business travel or want a refresher on best practices for travel program management, our experts are here to help with free training and guidance – and what they don’t know about business travel isn’t worth knowing.