When it comes to corporate travel, organising and booking your trip can be tough. The costs of travel alone can be a stress on your business, but there is help available. Travel management programs are the industry’s answer to corporate travel, helping you to plan, book and partake in your business trips, but how can a travel management program actually help you?
What is corporate travel management?
Corporate travel management, or CTM, refers to the function of managing a company’s travel and the policies and strategies involved. This will include everything from negotiating with vendors, day-to-day operations and transactions of the travel program or safety and security of the travellers, travel management covers it all. CMT is often implemented by travel management companies (TMCs) that can use their connections and technologies to book flights and pull together other commodities for their clients to look over and decide on.
How can a travel management program help you?
From the planning & booking of your business trip, through to the duty of care and after sales guidance / assistance – support is central to everything we do. We live and breathe business travel day to day and are experts in this space, so rest assured, you will be supported by travel managers who will understand your needs and be able to react to any questions or queries you may have pertaining to your trip.
- Saving Money
If you ask a company the question, ‘Provide three things that are absolutely key when working with a TMC’, many, if not all, will answer with – save me money!
There a few ways a company can save money. The first, is saving money internally. This means your staff will be able to work smarter and more efficiently with our bespoke processes and travel technology, thus creating a huge save for your company from a cost vs efficiency perspective. The other way, is by simply showing you that upfront saving in the form of negotiated fares. A huge part of our business is built around partnerships, and as a result, we provide our clients with the very best and most competitive fares in the market. We want to show the difference in working with Uniglobe Gemini, not just tell you about them.
- Saving Time
Having a TMC organise all of your business travel can mean more time left for you to spend with clients and your business – ultimately, you’ll have more time to get your job done. Save yourself hours of research and scouring the internet for special offers by simply having a travel management company do it for you. Whether you’re taking one business trip a year, or regular trips, corporate travel management can take the stress and time-consuming searches out of planning your trip.
- Stress-Free Travel
We all know how stressful travelling can be, but with a travel management company, this stress can be lessened, if not removed completely. They can book everything on your behalf under your company’s preferences, and be there to support you should things go wrong while you’re travelling. If you find yourself stranded, your TMC will help suggest alternate routes or book you onto another, alternate flight – and the support doesn’t end there. Your TMC can take the stress out of the entire itinerary of your trip, so it’s well worth looking into what is offered to you.
- Policy Adherence
Ultimately, using a travel management program can help you ensure your employees adhere to your companies travel policy. By having control over what happens and when, you can make sure that everyone travelling will be doing things within company rules without going off and breaking company policy.
If you’d like more information about travel management please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us today.