On the road locally or abroad, business travellers need to stay connected and be able to multitask if they want to remain productive. In a recent study by Amadeus, findings revealed that 87% of travellers use Smartphones while travelling and 61% of business travellers use an app for flight check-in and other travel necessities.
“Travel apps actually improve the business travel experience,” says Chantal Kliche, Retail Manager of Thompsons Travel, Cape Region. “Depending on your chosen apps, you can be more productive while on the go and track revenue in terms of reporting.”
According to the same study, companies that use mobile travel and expense management apps report nearly 40% lower expense processing costs and a 22% higher rate of compliance with corporate travel policies, compared to companies that don’t leverage mobile technology.
“Thompsons Travel embraces technology in every aspect of our business,” says Kliche. “Technological innovations that make business travel stress-free, hassle-free and more rewarding will always get a thumbs-up from us.”
Are you heading out on a business trip? There’s an app for that!
Check out the app that gets the thumbs-up from Thompsons Travel for hassle-free, stress-free and more rewarding business travel:
“Hands-down our favourite app and a handy tool for business travellers, CheckMyTrip allows you to gather all your travel information and manage your travel plans in one convenient place,” says Kliche. “It’s excellent if you are on a work trip and you need to maximise your productivity.”
With CheckMyTrip, you can check your flight numbers, seating, airport gates, check-in times, itinerary changes, and more, all in the palm of your hand.
“Our favourite feature of CheckMyTrip is its compatibility with Google Calendar, Outlook and Apple iCal,” says Kliche. “So you can add trip details to your mobile calendar and visualise your entire schedule while travelling.”
Featuring a simple and user-friendly interface to manage every aspect of your trip, CheckMyTrip is all about keeping you stress-free and focussed on the business of the day.
Peace-of-mind business travel
Travel disruptions caused by weather events, health scares or security risks can always be stressful for business travellers. As part of the value-added offering from Thompsons Travel, Mobile Messenger allows you to proactively manage these issues and provide real-time assistance to your clients or employees, wherever they are.
“Thompsons Travel has teamed up with Amadeus to offer our clients the best technology on the market,” says Kliche. “We use Mobile Messenger, which puts us in contact with the traveller and their manager at any time. This is especially important during times of unrest, or when disruptions occur.”
Looking for hassle-free business travel solutions? Contact Thompsons Travel today and we will assist you with:
- Cost-effective business travel planning
- Value-added corporate travel solutions
- Putting your travel logistics in the palm of your hand
- Comprehensive reporting
With over 30 years of proven experience in the corporate travel sector, we’ve travelled the world twice over and are trained on all facets of our selected travel products, services and technology, ensuring a specialist hands-on approach that will take the fuss out of organising the perfect business trip or corporate event. Contact us today.