The costs of sending employees on business trips are always rising due to shifting economic tides the world over, and even more so if your company is involved in long-term projects far from home. A trip here and there to meet a new or existing client in person or to sign on the dotted line to secure a big order is one thing - regular visits to farflung job sites are quite another.
As one of the most trusted travel management companies in South Africa, TravelManor stands at the helm of countless accounts for international businesses with employees who travel from around the globe to oversee projects in countries throughout the African continent. South Africa is well-positioned as a base of operations for construction projects, as well as infrastructure developments, renewable energy initiatives and mining enterprises. As such, we have worked side by side with a variety of companies from America, Europe, India, Southeast Asia and further afield to ensure that their employees travel safely, comfortably and cost-effectively when they make their way to Africa to oversee their business interests.
Here are a few ways we help businesses to curb project-based trip expenses throughout Africa:
When you’re travelling to the same destination regularly, it stands to reason that you will require regular accommodation, vehicle rental and other travel-related bookings. When you partner with a TMC like TravelManor you are able to save on these expenses. How? Travel management companies have long-standing relationships with hotels, car rental companies and other providers that can be leveraged to bring down costs if you become a regular guest or client.
Booking flights and overland travel between African countries can be confusing if you don’t have your finger on the pulse of the schedules and booking procedures of local airlines and providers. As an African-based company, we are able to tailor cost-effective travel itineraries that will save your company time and money by cutting out unnecessary transfers and layovers.
Travel-related duty of care pertaining to the safety and wellbeing of your employees can be slightly more complicated when you have a project running in countries with less stable political climates, etc. The TravelManor team has the expertise and know-how to advise businesses on proper due diligence to ensure that their employees have suitable insurance, etc. in place when they journey to Africa.
These are just a few of the ways in which we ensure that our clients’ project-based business expenses are managed effectively. Keep an eye on the blog in coming weeks and months for more insider tips on ensuring that your company’s travel expenses yield sufficient ROI. In the meantime, feel free to get in touch with our team of expert corporate travel planners if you would like to learn more about our services and how we can assist you with travel in Africa.