Though the technology available has made it easy and simple to travel beyond boundaries, there are few things that have to be considered to keep your business travel economical. And here are a few points that would help you convince your boss to bring a travel management company on board.
Your boss would likely approve moving to a travel management company if it delivers a net corporate benefit!
So here are few key points to pitch to your boss:
1) Travel management companies(TMC’s) understand your organization’s needs!: Some organizations work towards prioritizing traveler’s comfort, others focus on cost reductions; some plan trips in advance, some make last minute bookings. What kind of travel programme is right for your company? How much will your company be traveling in the future, and to which places? All these questions will be answered and TMC’s understand your needs and will set up an expense guideline and transparent travel policy.
2) Options and time management: Looking for the right corporate travel booking, flight or hotel at the best price can be a hassle or very time-consuming for travelers, and can cost you in work productivity. A good TMC can not only offer a very wide range of options at competitive prices but it can target this to gain bigger discounts for delivering a bigger market share to a supplier.
3) Value for money: Corporate travel account manager or TMC’s are generally well aware of the current situations of the countries they expertise in. So, in case of an impending socio-political turmoil, or a deadly natural disaster, they will be in a position to inform you well in advance, allowing you to make suitable changes to your travel plans. This will also help reduce unnatural financial burden on your travel, thus resulting in an economical corporate trip.
4)Service: Is the Flight being canceled? Hours of delays? Missed connection? What do you do? Office hours are generally 9-5, but not for a travel booker who is on the job 24 hours a day. Unless you have a TMC. They deal with all of your traveler’s issues no matter the time or day, and you will be able to bypass the normal public queue and get through to an agent who can assist them within minutes.
Most important of all, setting budgets for business travel. Having a specific budget per day for domestic and international business trips saves companies time. TMC ’s will provide the best business template to enhance productivity.
It is not just a corporate travel agency limited to bookings and itineraries, they are a consultancy that takes a holistic approach to your corporate travel, with a focus on cost reduction.
If in doubt, get advice from a specialist at a TMC. They will be able to support you and talk through the whole process including the pros and cons for your boss.
Author Bio: An experienced writer, Richa has been in the writing industry for over 14 years. With an MBA degree, she focuses on writing about different advancements in the business industry. Working from a Corporate Treveller, she has become an avid blogger in a very short span.