Travel Smart: A Guide to SmartSTAY & SmartDRIVE

9 February 2015
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Words by Carlie Tucker

The struggle of de-stressing business travel just got that much easier as Flight Centre Business Travel (FCBT) continues to offer innovative solutions. This includes the SmartSTAY and SmartDRIVE programs. Offering exclusive perks to FCBT clients, these programs were designed to make your next business trip the best it can be and here's how:

What is SmartSTAY & SmartDRIVE?

Simply speaking, SmartSTAY and SmartDRIVE are programs that offer business travellers access to a range of discounts and complimentary upgrades on accommodation and car rentals. These extras were specifically designed with the business traveller in mind, integrating services that can make a significant difference to a busy schedule.

From Manly to Nairobi and the Rydges to Taj Hotels, there is a huge range of quality participating hotels in both domestic and international locations. You'll also gain access to a range of Hertz, Avis and Thrifty car rental services.  

Benefits of SmartSTAY & SmartDRIVE

Imagine stepping off your flight and heading to your hotel for an early check-in, or receiving complimentary GPS when you pick up your rental car. These benefits are a reality with SmartSTAY and SmartDRIVE. In fact, here are just some of the perks on offer:

  • Free room upgrades upon arrival if available
  • Internet and WiFi service
  • Late check-out or early check-in
  • No young driver surcharge with Hertz
  • 60% discount off damage excess with Avis
  • No additional drive fees with Thrifty

FCBT clients can also take advantage of exclusive Frequent Flyer offers when they book a SmartSTAY hotel or SmartDRIVE car.

How to Take Advantage of SmartSTAY & SmartDRIVE

The range of SmartSTAY and SmartDRIVE discounts and complementary additions are exclusive to FCBT. Accessing these benefits is as simple as contacting one of FCBT's expert Travel Managers with your travel specifications.  

Not only can FCBT's Travel Managers find the right hotel and/or car rental with SmartSTAY and SmartDRIVE benefits, but they can provide recommendations while consolidating all of your travel needs to save you time and money. Plus, they'll be with you every step of the way, providing support 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help ensure your next business trip goes off without a hitch.  

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