As more professionals travel frequently across the country and the globe for business, the small-to-medium enterprises (SME) they work for often struggle to keep track of cost.
Finding the best rates and knowing the exact financial impact of travel is becoming a serious business consideration, one which Corporate Travel Management is supporting through its latest initiative.
SMART Corporate Travel is a new online booking platform designed specifically for Aussie SMEs to help their professionals access savings and efficiencies when they travel.
Here are five reasons why the platform is an ideal solution for the average SME with less than 100 travellers and annual spending below $200,000 on business travel.
1. It reduces costs
Users of the service have access to thousands of deals on flights, hotels and car hire that were previously only accessible to large corporates.
These deals significantly reduce the cost of business travel and include no online booking fees or lock-in contracts whatsoever.
The tool allows users to set rules based on specific travel needs and budget, for example blocking premium classes of travel or setting rate-caps on hotels.
2. It helps save time and increase productivity
Shopping around across multiple websites only to get a halfway decent deal is an arduous task.
Corporate Travel Management's initiative takes the pain out of finding the best fares by comparing thousands of airlines, hotels and car hire options on a single platform and in a single search.
Users can book an entire trip in less than 90 seconds, freeing them up to concentrate on what matters: doing business.
3. It's mobile
SMEs and employees are always on the move. The SMART Corporate Travel app allows businesses to book and manage travel while on the road, maximising productivity and peace of mind.
4. It consolidates reporting
Users can access consolidated travel expense reporting for greater visibility and efficiency.
5. It's all about safety
Travel doesn't always go as planned. By using SMART Corporate Travel, professionals have access to 24/7 global travel support wherever and whenever it's needed.
There's no greater reassurance than knowing support is there in the event of an emergency and that your employees receive the appropriate duty of care while on the road.
Register and start saving on your business travel today with an exclusive 20% off Virgin Australia Flights booked before 31 October 2018, and a fantastic bonus offer from Virgin Accelerate. See the website for details.
This article was written in partnership with Corporate Travel Management
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