I often hear from companies that “We are booking online to save money”. However, does it really save you money? Is it the most efficient way to manage your travel… or your time? Most importantly, does it ensure that your travellers are both safe and well informed?
Here are the top reasons why you should seriously consider using Global Travel, a true “one-stop” travel management company, to manage your travel programme:
First things first - Traveller Security and Duty of Care
In an increasingly uncertain world, you owe it to your employees to keep them safe and informed when they are travelling on business. If your employees book online, chances are you do not have proper visibility as to exactly where they are in the event of a terrorist incident, storm, earthquake, strike, etc. If your travellers book through us, our Consultants will contact and assist them in the event of an emergency. When one of our clients is affected, we take swift and decisive action to contact them and arrange new flights, air and hotel reservations, security updates, etc.
Your Time is Money, Too
Let’s face it, making business travel arrangements takes time, and can very often be a complex task. For some simple trips, an online booking tool may be sufficient but how do you manage complex itineraries? Stopovers? Combinable carriers? Upgrades? You may need to visit several different websites for airlines, hotels, visas, etc. We have the tools and experience to compare thousands of airlines, hotels and rental car companies and offer the most intelligent, reliable and cost effective options for your travellers.
Today, all companies are looking to cut costs on their travel. At Global Travel, we pride ourselves in finding the most cost effective travel management solutions for you and your travellers. We have the inside track to special discounted airfares and many corporate airline programmes. Since 1975, we have been assisting hundreds of companies, both large and small in developing simple, workable strategies to control and reduce travel expense.
Changes and Reservations
Meetings often run overtime and need to be re-scheduled. Itineraries change and, when they do, you are left with individually navigating multiple websites and waiting on hold with customer service in order to change all of the flight and hotel reservations, etc. One call or email to your Global Travel Consultant will sort everything out. We can also hold airline reservations for a period of time before you need to confirm. This cannot be done with low cost carriers (LCCs) and most airline websites where you need to make instant payment. Once you submit payment, any changes will cost you money, sometimes a lot.
It can be challenging dealing with airlines and hotels. Weather conditions, strikes, etc. Airline offices are open only from 9 to 5. Our staff are always available and you will not be put on hold as with the airline call centres. You can call us anytime you need assistance and, in the event of an emergency, we are usually the first to know so we can alert you and assist you when you need it most.
Need to get a handle on your travel expenses? Want to know exactly how much you are spending on travel? We can send you a monthly report that is easy to read, customisable and puts all of your travel expenses in one easy to understand report.
Special Requests and Traveller Profiles
Special meals or requests? Frequent Flyer? Window seat? Corporate discount numbers? King sized bed? Do you have the time to remember them all every time you make a booking? We will set up and maintain company and traveller profiles. This will save you time
and ensure that your travellers get what they need and that your travel policy is being complied with.
Knowledge and Experience
Sometimes, things go wrong for some reason or another. Flights are cancelled, connections are missed, passports or luggage get lost. Do you know what to do when things go wrong? And do you have the time? Our Travel Consultants are like a traveller “safety net” with years of experience as well as the tools and expertise you need to get back on schedule.
And There’s More…
Global Travel’s full service Leisure division, Scenic Travel, can assist with all of your holiday breaks, leisure travel, home leave, cruises, tours and much more. We also manage meetings and incentive trips for many of our corporate clients for groups of any size.
We look forward to serving you soon.