5 Benefits Of Working With A Travel Manager

7 April 2015
Read Time: 2.3 mins

Words by Carlie Tucker

What if we told you that there's a way to ease the burden of booking your corporate travel? Not just when it comes to booking flights and hotels, but help your business incorporate an effective travel policy that simplifies all aspects of business travel management.

It's entirely possible when you work with Flight Centre Business Travel (FCBT). Our Travel Managers bring an exclusive set of skills to the table, all designed to help you save time, reduce stress and spend less. And here's how:

1. It's Like A Dedicated Travel Personal Assistant

When you work with FCBT, you will have one dedicated Travel Manager assigned to your business. Not only does this create a single point of contact for all of your travel needs, but it ensures your Travel Manager gains a strong understanding of your business. 

Through developing a professional relationship, your Travel Manager will be able to provide knowledgeable advice and options that he/she knows will suit your needs. This creates a trusted point of contact that knows how to book your flights and which hotels you prefer. They can even anticipate those small things such as an airport pick-up or how to maximise Frequent Flyer Point opportunities – all just a simple phone call or email away.

2. Access To The Broadest Range of Fares & Prices

FCBT has access to the broadest range of corporate rates. What's better is that you don't have to scour seemingly endless lists of available flights and hotels, searching for the right fit in the right location at the right price. Let your Travel Manager do the legwork to save yourself time and money.

Not only does FCBT have access to corporate airfares, but we also provide access to flexible rates, Frequent Flyer opportunities, discounted lounge passes, corporate car hire and such exclusive programs as SmartSTAY and SmartDRIVE. They even offer the ability to hold seats and book leisure travel.

3. 24/7 Support

Your dedicated Travel Manager is here to help! As they have extensive knowledge of your travel plans, they can provide effective assistance should you run into any bumps in the road, or if you simply need to make a change to your itinerary. Just a phone call away, they are ready to jump into action when you need them.  

FCBT also falls under the trusted and recognised Flight Centre brand. As such, you will have access to the same reliable support system of all Flight Centre clients. This includes access to support 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Time zones are no longer an issue. Neither are weekends. You can rest assured that you are in the capable hands of travel experts.

4. Allows You To Make Smart Decisions To Save Time & Money

It's easy to see how working with a Travel Manager can help you save time and money when it comes to the actual booking process, but our assistance can go further than that.

FCBT can help you with a number of back office operations that will simplify a all aspects of business travel. This includes providing you with a clear and concise snapshot of how you spend by providing monthly statements and management information reporting. These assist in identifying travel trends to save time in future bookings and finding opportunities to save money.

This is also an opportunity to allow your Travel Manager to gain a better understanding of how you travel, which allows them to provide recommendations, assist in identifying savings and maximise on Frequent Flyer opportunities (both accumulating and spending).

5. No Contracts Involved

One of the biggest benefits of working with an FCBT Travel Manager is that there are no contracts involved. There is nothing to sign and there are no obligations. All costs are completely transparent as well. Not only does this mean that you can test the waters to see how FCBT can help your business, but it also demonstrates just how confident our Travel Managers are in providing quality service to their clients.     

For more information on how FCBT can help you with your business travel needs, call us today on 1300 797 826.

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