The PA’s guide to getting the most out of your business travel spend

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The PA’s guide to 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.

Think Ahead

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.

Don't be afraid to negotiate

Negotiate discounted rates with preferred suppliers – or use a Travel Management Company which has already negotiated them on your behalf. For example, at Travel Counsellors for Business we will give you access to our great fares, compare options, advise on booking patterns and even manage your loyalty programmes as standard.

Come and Meet Us at The PA Show

Come and meet the Travel Counsellors for Business team at the PA Show in London this February. If you like to pre-book an appointment please let us know via the form below or give us a call on  0161 464 5350.

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  • Complimentary use of the cloakroom
  • Priority seating in specified seminar sessions
  • Access to the VIP lounge
  • Refreshments

Next Steps

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.