If your travel planning is leading to lost productivity, last-minute expenses and unnecessary stress, you need to partner with a travel management company who will not only take care of all the details surrounding your trip but put your business first.
“Without the right attention to detail, unorganised business travel can put the ultimate objective in jeopardy,” says Chantal Kliche, Retail Manager of Thompsons Travel, Cape Region. “We make it a priority to understand your business requirements and use our extensive knowledge and experience to give you travel options that are best suited to your company’s needs and budget.”
Are you spending too much time and money on your business travel? Here’s how Thompsons Travel can help you.
We have the expertise
“We’ve been doing this for just under 40 years and are as passionate about your business travel as you are,” says Kliche.
As a Thompsons Travel client, an experienced and dedicated team and Key Account Manager will take care of all your business travel arrangements. Our commitment to your business means we will assist in developing, improving and ensuring compliance with your travel policy; as well as sourcing and securing competitively priced products with a variety of options.
We are with you every step of the way
“Successful business travel often depends on flexible arrangements and being able to adapt to a changing schedule quickly,” says Kliche. “Which is why we are there for you 24/7.”
Thompsons Travel offers an after-hours emergency service which is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on mobile and email.
“As part of our value-added services, we empower you with access to fantastic tech tools,” says Kliche. “Thompsons Traveller Online is a business-to-business web-based booking tool, which offers many key benefits to the business traveller including substantial savings, ease of use, live data 24/7 and instant confirmation.”
Our partnership with Amadeus ensures that we can provide you with cutting-edge, customer-centric technological solutions to ensure your travel management is seamless.
Monitoring and reporting
We take the stress out of monitoring and reporting on your travel expenditure. “Our state-of-the-art management reports are an essential tool for quality control on your business travel budgets and the key to your cost-saving strategies,” says Kliche. “We can provide analysis on spend per region, branch, division, passenger or routing; or per supplier – airline, hotel and car hire usage. We can also report on your carbon emissions and even track the physical whereabouts of your staff should travel disruptions occur.”
Take advantage of our network
Thompsons Travel is a proud member-company of Cullinan Holdings Ltd and enjoys strong partnerships with travel industry suppliers that have been built up over 40 years. Thompsons Travel forms part of the XL Travel Consortium, one of South Africa’s leaders in the travel industry, and Egencia, the corporate arm of Expedia Inc. We are proud members of ASATA, IATA and GBTA.
As a Thompsons Travel client, you will benefit from the negotiating strength and buying power of the Thompsons Group. “What this means for you is that you get the widest range of business and holiday deals at the most competitive rates in the market,” says Kliche.
<BOX> Did you know? We can also assist with your holidays. As part of our value-added services, we can help plan getaways for you and your staff.
Need a helping hand with your business travel management? Thompsons Travel can save you time and money while making the entire process seamless. Contact us today.