Working with Corporate Traveller: 5 Reasons why a local experience with global reach is key

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There are many advantages of booking your business travel with Corporate Traveller, and being a locally-based business is just one of them. 

We pride ourselves on offering our customers the best of both worlds. It's within our DNA to give customers what they need, without compromise. One such way is to deliver the personalized high-level service that comes from working with someone who knows you, whilst also recognizing the benefits of global connections. While Corporate Traveller Canada is based in Canada (HQ in Toronto), we have counterpart offices around the world in countries such as the US, the UK, Australia and beyond. This allows us to provide each customer organization with a dedicated Travel Manager who lives in their local area but that has access to our global support network. This allows all of our customers to have access to a personalized booking experience when it comes to choosing a local vs. a global TMC (Travel Management Company). 

Here are the top 5 reasons to consider Corporate Traveller: 

1. Familiarity with Canadian suppliers 

We pride ourselves on our great relationships with local suppliers, from local and boutique hotels, to Canadian airlines and car rental companies. There aren’t as many competitors in the space as compared to other countries, so we’ve been able to solidify relationships where the bigger agencies have a more distanced connection. This means we can offer great advice and rates across the board. 

2. Ability to navigate complex routing 

Canada has fewer routing options available in general, especially compared to countries like the U.S.. Add to that the added complexity of more difficult routings when it comes to remote destinations and you’ll be hard-pressed to find an expert with access to all levels of insight (think planning a trip from Montreal to Squamish – yikes!)  There are very niche airlines and accommodations available at times and our local Travel Managers have the intel on all of them, so you never have to worry about getting somewhere.  

3. Cross-border segregation 

We believe having a support system physically in the same time zone as each of your office locales provides accountability and assurance. An organization requiring a travel manager on each coast of Canada or on either side of the US border allows us to deliver a more personalized service that is relevant to the travellers. We know the importance of having an expert in the city who knows about traffic, restaurants, airport terrain, local navigation and more and we want to provide it – because at Corporate Traveller, we do whatever it takes to make sure everyone feels like a VIP.  

4. Global strength 

As part of the Flight Centre Travel Group, we’ve made a lot of connections over the years, which benefit our clients in the form of exclusive deals and levels of service. Through our smartSTAY offering, we have rates at thousands of hotels, where we not only know someone on the ground but offer exclusive benefits to Corporate Traveller guests (think early check in or free upgrades). The same goes for car rentals (smartDRIVE) and airfare (smartFLY). And because we’re a global company, we’re always on, with a team that provides support 24/7. Even after work hours, you’ll be connected to someone who understands your situation and can assist you the same way your dedicated Travel Manager would. 

5. Our people care 

The truth is, the staff at Corporate Traveller are the best of the best when it comes to travel, and they truly care about their customers. We believe that by providing each customer with a dedicated Travel Manager, Corporate Traveller’s people truly become a part of your team. Our clients regularly tell us how much they appreciate our by-your-side approach to a partnership. Our goal is to make business travel easier and form meaningful relationships along the way. Our Travel Managers work hard each and every day to provide a smooth journey so that their travellers can focus on the purpose of their trip and never have to worry about the logistics.  

At Corporate Traveller, we like to say we’re small enough to care and big enough to matter. 

If we sound like the right fit for your organization, contact us today to find out how we can make your next journey a better one.