Getting the most out of your business travel spend
We asked our Travel Counsellors for their top 5 tips on how to get the best deals on your business travel.
Book as far in advance as you can – most fares are subject to availability which means even an economy seat booked four weeks before travel will cost a lot less than the same seat booked only the day before.
Your Flexible Friend?
Do you need flexibility? Restricted tickets are cheaper but only if you stick to them! However, if you think your plans may change, build it in from day one; as amendments and cancellations could end up costing you more later.
Be Open to Suggestions
Compare costs for less-obvious travel options. You might be surprised at how much using an alternative airport or choosing an indirect flight could save you.
Loyalty Can Pay
Sign up for loyalty programmes. Many hotel loyalty schemes include free extras which can add up significantly over multiple night stays. Airline loyalty programmes often include access to lounges, upgrades and free flights which also helps to reduce travel costs and your company as well as your travellers can often benefit from these.
Is there a deal to be had?
Many suppliers will offer a deal depending on the amount of business you do with them. If you feel you don't meet the level of spend required, then you can use a Travel Management Company who has already has deals in place. For example, at Travel Counsellors for Business we will give you access to our great fares (including SME and supplier negotiated air fares), compare options, advise on booking patterns and even manage your loyalty programmes as standard.
If you would like more information on how Travel Counsellors for Business award-winning service can help you manage your company’s business travel, please get in touch.
Give us a call on +44 (0) 161 464 5350 or fill in the form below and let us call you back.