Are you spending hours looking for flights and booking accommodation for your company’s business travellers? Does organising transport or managing travel claims leave you feeling frustrated? If the stress of business travel planning is getting in the way of the regular demands of your job, you need a travel management partner.
Whether it is for more cost-effective rates or stress-free management, it makes sense to hire a travel management partner to do the heavy lifting of business travel for your company. Here’s why:
Efficiency, Consistency and ROI
Hiring a travel management partner is an investment, but your return on that investment is significant, saving you time and money. Your employees will benefit from practical plans and procedures, while your company saves money where it counts.
When you partner with a travel-management company like Thompsons Travel, your dedicated Account Manager will work with you to understand your business travel requirements, and do all the legwork for you. This means that while we are focussing on what we do best, you will have more time to focus on what you do best.
Big Data, Big Insights, Big Savings
We understand how important it is to keep things running smoothly, which is why your dedicated Thompsons Travel Account Manager will carefully track, monitor, and evaluate your business travel data. All travel expenses are consolidated, which makes it easy to see exactly how much is being spent and on airlines, hotels and car-rental companies, providing insights into how and where to reduce costs. Because of the data feedback and implemented processes, your travel systems will always be highly efficient, and your employees will have seamless procedures to follow.
With forty years of industry experience, you can trust Thompsons Travel to provide you with expert insights on destinations, routes and travel options. Backed by a team of travel specialists, your dedicated Account Manager can advise you on getting the best value for money within your company’s policies and requirements.
Partnering with Thompsons Travel means we are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. Whether it is a cancelled flight or an updated schedule, we are on hand for any last-minute changes and will take your call, even when our offices are closed. We empower your travellers with the necessary technological solutions so that you are always in-the-know when it comes to flight delays or travel incidents, and that you have the means to be proactive in managing these as they arise.
Global Buying Power
Hiring a travel management company means you benefit from their negotiating strength and global buying power. With access to great deals and discounts, as well as strong partnerships and industry relationships, your travel management company will be able to provide you with competitive rates – saving you money on flights, accommodation and even car rentals.
As a member-company of one of South Africa’s most trusted travel brands, and part of the XL Travel Consortium and Egencia (the corporate arm of Expedia Inc); as well as proud members of the Global Business Travel Association, the Association of Southern African Travel Agents, and the International Air Transport Association, Thompsons Travel can offer you the widest range of business and holiday deals at the most competitive rates in the market. Because we have our finger on the pulse of price variations during different seasons, our experts can offer cost-saving advice about bookings, airlines and flight options.
Set Up and Stay Within Your Travel Policy
Travel policies exist to help business travellers follow travel booking procedures. There are many benefits to a company travel policy, such as keeping the travel booking process organised, enabling more savings and protecting employees through clearly defined safety and security procedures. Because we work to understand your business and know your travel requirements, we are well-positioned to assist you in setting up your travel policy and monitoring compliance.
Hiring a travel management company makes your business travel more efficient and effective. Consider the time, money and stress you will save when you plan your next business trip. If you are interested in hearing more about the services Thompsons Travel can offer your company, contact us today.