At TravelManor, we are always on the lookout for innovative ways to help our valued clientele save on corporate travel expenses. Going into 2018, as always, our aim will be to save you as much money as possible as you trot the globe to seal those deals. Here are a few tried and trusted ways to trim the fat off your business travel account in the coming year:
Many travel operators tailor bundle offers that combine hotel, airfare and car rental to reward travellers with substantial savings. When you partner with a knowledgeable service provider who knows their way around the offers out there, they should be able to advise you on which of these bundles are a good investment that will yield some welcome ROI. There are some fly-by-nights out there, so it always pays to have a professional check it out before you sign on the dotted line.
Hidden travel costs like baggage excess is one of the biggest budget-breakers. Cut down on these expenses, which tend to add up if left unchecked, by packing like a pro. Whittle down your travel wardrobe to the basic essentials and look up a few useful packing hacks to make the most of the space in your suitcase (e.g. rolling instead of folding, using the ‘dead space’ inside shoes, etc.).
Hotel groups and airlines adore frequent travellers. After all, you are their bread and butter! This is why you’ll often find reward schemes for repeat customers. Make use of these incentive structures to cut down on future travel costs. Frequent flyer miles could add up to the point where you can fly to one of your destinations without paying a cent, and certain hotel groups also offer substantial savings for loyal clientele. Check it out and cash in!
DID YOU KNOW? Most big business owners still prefer face-to-face meetings rather than remote video chatting. This allows them to read the body language of the person they’re meeting with (in full, not just from the shoulders up), so they may make a more informed decision regarding potential business dealings.
Keep your eye on the blog in coming months, as we share more money-saving advice for budget-savvy corporate travellers. Contact TravelManor for all your business travel needs and take advantage of the unique skill set of a group of highly skilled coordinators who has the inside track when it comes to taking care of your bottomline.