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Effective travel management lies in knowing when to use the various tools at your disposal – when to ‘do it yourself’, when to use an Online Booking Tool (OBT) and when to turn to your trusted Travel Management Company (TMC).
Although the primary function of a TMC is to arrange business travel, the value of working with a TMC goes far beyond the functional. A TMC can provide the same level of knowledge and expertise as a lawyer or accountant does in their professional field.
As business travel represents a significant cost for companies, making sure it’s effective and productive increasingly means investing in your traveller’s wellbeing.
Our MD for FCM Asia recently spoke with Web in Travel on our competitive edge in business travel, and how we are blending the best of online and offline by investing in new tech to enhance our travellers' experience. Read on for an excerpt of the interview.
The value of working with a TMC can be quantified in many ways, from cost savings, user satisfaction and traveller safety to time-saving processes, greater visibility of spend and even employee engagement. So where does the TMC fit in, and how can travel managers ensure they leverage maximum value from its TMC relationship? Read on for 5 tips to ensure those outcomes.
Both TMCs and businesses with large hotel spends face the challenge to gather their figures and data to secure the best possible accommodation for their travellers and rates for their employers. But buying is no longer just about negotiating corporate rates with hotels. Here are some trends to look out for.
We know that a web interface will not always be the way a client wants to access their data. Not all of our customers in the future will want to log into a reporting platform to see their data.
Business travel programme data is not only about your hotel bookings, flight tickets and transfer journeys.
There is no point having copious amounts of data if you can’t check it continuously and whenever the need arises.
Recent research revealed, on average, 60% of business travellers follow their company travel policy all or most of the time. This percentage is however, significantly lower in Asia. Why are business travellers tempted to deviate from policy?
What should companies be doing to meet ever-changing duty of care obligations to mitigate travel risk? While every company’s risk appetite within its travel recovery blueprint will be different, there are measures which an organisation can take to mitigate these risks. Here are our top tips.