When it comes to business travel, it’s tempting for organizations to find ways to do it themselves. Just a Google search reveals plenty of websites claiming to have the lowest prices for everything from hotels to flights to ground transportation. What can a travel management company (or TMC) offer that a little Googling can’t?
Honestly? A lot.
Travel is one of the biggest expenses a company has, but it’s also one of the most controllable. Entrusting the management of corporate travel to someone for whom it’s just a small portion of their overall job duties leaves the process open to a lot of error and expense. Here are Carrousel Travel’s biggest reasons to use a travel management company for your business travel needs.
How Travel Management Companies Improve Corporate Travel Programs
Time Savings & Productivity
It’s hard enough for any business to find enough time in their schedules to achieve all the things they need to in a day. Let alone manage their employees’ travel as well. Working with a travel management company allows you to focus on the things you know best: your business. You have more time to focus on your business, and we can use our expertise to save you money and time booking travel.
A travel management company can help your organization save money in a variety of ways:
- Monitoring your travel budget: set your budget for a timeframe, and we can help you stick to it by adjusting as necessary and ensuring there are no surprise overruns.
- Negotiating on your behalf: like shopping at Costco, buying in bulk is usually more efficient and cost effective. Travel management companies can leverage relationships with hotels, car rental companies, airlines, and other preferred vendors to drive down your costs. Not to mention keeping track of the rewards racked up for these services, ensuring that nothing goes to waste.
- Expense management: like monitoring the travel budget as a whole, we can help with the more granular expenses using intuitive software and reporting tools. This allows organizations to track their travel more closely as well, helping to reduce costs.
Duty of Care & Travel Risk Management
No matter the number of employees your organization has travelling for business at a given time, we know how important their safety is to you. Travel management companies can monitor everything from the weather to current events and more to ensure that your employees have the assistance they need in an emergency.
Carrousel Travel: Your Business Travel Solution
On top of these fantastic reasons to use a travel management company, Carrousel Travel can guarantee service beyond these tips. Our service focused approach means that every decision we make is in the best interest of our customers. With over forty years of experience in corporate and business travel, contact us today to develop a comprehensive travel program that works for your organization!