Your company culture, whether deliberately built or developed organically over time, affects every touchpoint in your organisation, from brand identity to customer service. But is it evident in your business travel programme?
In the digital age, face-to-face meetings are more valuable than ever. If you want to create a strong business travel culture within your organisation, you should view business travel as an investment to enable strategic face-to-face interactions.
Fostering a cost-conscious travel culture
How do you manage business travel costs if your travellers are booking and expensing their travel from various places? Or if you’re manually processing each of their itineraries and expenses?
A cost-conscious travel culture starts with a comprehensive travel policy, which should drive savings while providing your travellers with a user-friendly experience – and a wide variety of affordable policy-compliant choices.
Using technology to build a strong travel culture
A clearly defined travel policy on a user-friendly platform will encourage your workforce to embrace your travel culture. With the right tools at their fingertips, your business travellers are empowered to make their own decisions. A booking tool such as Thompsons Traveller Online, or Thompsons Traveller Connect allows your travellers to plan and book travel arrangements that are automatically policy compliant.
Additionally, the data you collect on traveller behaviour allows you to find cost-saving opportunities and improve your company’s travel culture by addressing recurring issues like late or non-compliant bookings.
If you’re looking for ways to align your business travel programme with your company culture, get in touch with Thompsons Travel. We make it our business to understand yours. Contact us today.