5 Ways Flight Centre Business Travel Can Streamline Your Back Office

25 February 2015
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Those that travel for business can attest to the fact that a lot goes into planning and booking. Before you even hit the road, a number of processes occur in the back end to ensure the right bookings at the right price. Never mind the monthly reconciliations, payment schedules and budget management.

Not only does Flight Centre Business Travel (FCBT) understand this process, but we can help! Here are five ways FCBT can streamline your back office operations to save you time and money.

Your Travel Point Of Contact

When you work with FCBT, you will be assigned a dedicated Travel Manager – one person that knows your account back to front. Whether you have a question or a concern, your Travel Manager is there to help. From making recommendations to knowing your style and budget, they are able to foresee your needs and accommodate them accordingly.

Management Information Reporting

Management information reporting provides a better understanding of your travel budget. A clear snapshot, this reporting tool allows you to capture the information that goes into how you spend your money. It covers individual travellers and other key areas to help you identify opportunities to save and improve.

Monthly Statements

Another area to help you gain a clearer understanding of your travel budget, FCBT offers monthly statements that clearly summarise your travel booking details and payment statuses. 

This helpful tool breaks down all of your monthly charges in one place to show how you spend and how you can improve. View your spend by destination type, airlines and employees. It also allows you to consolidate spend to assist with monthly reconciliation.

Simplify The Booking Process

A simple phone call or email to your Travel Manager is all it takes to book your travel with FCBT – a huge time saver as you won't have to worry about searching for bookings. Travel Managers not only have access to a huge range of corporate fares on flights and hotels, but they are also able to use their global negotiating power to save you money.

FCBT Travel Managers are also an invaluable source of knowledge when it comes to travel policy. They can help you implement and enforce a travel policy to ensure that the correct fares are being purchased with the ability to apply job numbers and cost centre codes at the time of booking. This can save you money and eliminate the need for time consuming internal authorisation processes.

24/7 Support

FCBT is able to offer you around the clock support. Not only will you have access to a knowledgeable Travel Manager, but assistance is also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the highly trusted Flight Centre brand. It doesn’t matter if you have a small concern or an emergency, you will be able to contact FCBT for assistance, ensuring prompt action and resolution.

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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