In a digital age where everything is available at our fingertips and individuals can book a flight with a few taps on their smartphones, it may seem unusual to hand over the responsibility of organising, booking and overseeing travel to a third party. However, partnering with a trusted travel management company could be saving you all-important time as well as adding peace of mind.
Here are just 10 reasons customers choose to work with our travel partner Traveleads:
1. The personal approach
Their travel teams are committed to building a relationship with you and your team; whether that means face to face sessions to better understand your requirements or being at the end of the phone for any queries you have. You’ll soon find that your account manager and travel consultants know your business travel requirements inside out and will be suggesting options you’d not considered, meaning you receive a truly tailored service.
2. Straightforward technology
If you’d prefer to use their online portal to make a booking, you’ll be pleased to know it’s jargon-free and easy to use. Finding you the best deals and up-to-date timings, it will do the hard work for you which means you can book an entire trip – flights, trains, cars and overnight stays – in one place.
3. Added flexibility
Whether it’s in sourcing the best flights or the most convenient airport, making last-minute changes or upgrading where required, their relationships with suppliers and membership in organisations such as the Advantage Travel Partnership means we can provide you with flexible travel options across the globe.
4. Making your life easier
Their travel consultants and account managers work as an extension of your own team; they’ll always be on the lookout to make recommendations, offer tips and ensure their work is making your life easier – often, before you’ve even asked!
5. Control your travel spend
It can be easy to see costs snowballing as travel requirements increase, and often, too difficult or time-consuming to manage internally. They’ll work with you to set policies from the offset which means you’ll have the confidence in handing over your travel management with the trust that they’ll add value to your business.
6. Your global eyes and ears
they keep on top of global events and through our app, Travassist, we provide all-important traveller tracking, meaning travellers will receive automatic push notifications on any delays or disruptions which may affect their journey.
7. Save valuable time
Booking travel can be a long winded and stressful process. Rather than spending valuable time searching for times, deals, transfers and more, they’re here to take the weight off you and your team so you can focus on doing your job while they do theirs. Working with the experts means you’ll have first-hand access to recommendations, tips and insights making your journeys even easier.
8. Specialist requirements
Once their account managers have worked with you to establish criteria, they’ll build personal profiles for your frequent travellers, which means they’ll know if your directors prefer to stay in a particular hotel chain or if your team is free to opt for first class travel for flights over six hours –understanding the nuances of your business’ travel requirements, and what will really add value for your team, is our bread and butter!
9. Team travel insights
You might not have the tools – or the time – to run reports on your team’s travel to understand habits or patterns, but we do. Your account manager can provide you with insights and make bespoke recommendations for a continuously improving service. They’ll let you know if a new hotel has opened in an often visited location which better suits your needs or if there’s a more comfortable route available for a member of your team.
10. Professional support
As members of ABTA, BTA and IATA, they’re qualified and well placed to advise you on changes within the industry which may affect your journey and support with any wider issues. They’re also on hand to help every step of the way including managing your team’s visa requirements, no matter how complicated a trip or itinerary.
If partnering with a travel management company sounds like something you’d like to explore this year, speak to their team today to find out how they could help you, or get in touch direct with Dave Quinn – Area Manager for Wales