9 Reasons To Talk To A Travel Manager This Financial Year

19 August 2016
Read Time: 2.2 mins

Words by Carlie Tucker

The new financial year is well and truly in full swing, which means it's time to start over with a clean slate and fresh perspective. Perhaps look at things a little differently. This is particularly true when it comes to managing your travel strategy. If you've never thought of using a business travel manager before, now is the perfect time. And we happen to have nine reasons on how they can help your business kick off the financial year on the right foot!

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1. One dedicated consultant 

When you work with FCBT, it means your business will be assigned a designated Travel Manager. That's a single point of contact to help you develop best practice advice across all bookings, back office support and management of your credits and refunds.

2. Multiple payment options 

You will have access to multiple payment platforms, including a trading account facility (subject to application) to ensure ease of service.

3. Reporting 

FCBT also provides back office reporting to help you improve visibility on spend and assist with supplier negotiation while allowing transparency for company policy and business analysis.

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4. Technology 

We have access to the best technology in the business. Our booking systems allow us to assist in your planning with such capabilities as hold prices on fares. We can also produce one consolidated electronic itinerary with traveller specific profiles.

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5. After-hours support 

It doesn't matter if you're after last minute changes or access to your policies and profiles.  Rest assured we're here when you need us most through 24/7 support no matter where you are in the world.

6. Service level agreement 

Our Travel Managers pride themselves on efficient and timely turnaround times. When you contact us for assistance in your travel booking, you can expect a prompt reply that meets your specific needs and includes no less than three options on hotel, car and flights where available.

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7. Strength of Flight Centre 

As FCBT is part of the trusted Flight Centre Brand, you can be sure you're getting the best fares and rates. Due to our excellent supplier relationships, we are able to access the best of leisure and corporate deals.

8. Leverage spend 

Our Travel Managers know their stuff when it comes to all aspects of travel. This includes points and rebate programs and Frequent Flyer advice and assistance. We are also able to negotiate rates direct with suppliers, which means less spend for your business.

9. No lock in contracts 

Our service should speak for itself!

For more information on how Flight Centre Business Travel can assist you this year, contact one of our knowledgeable Travel Managers on 1300 797 826


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Our Travel Managers:

  • Are dedicated to your business
  • Are based in Australia
  • Can answer your questions about fare types and inclusions
  • Can find the best travel deal for you to save you time and money