Is a Personal Travel Manager Right for Your Business?

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2min read

Published 23 October 2023


Whether you’re meeting clients, attending industry conferences, or exploring new markets, business travel is a proven investment. However, making the investment in a Travel Manager can be a bit more of a grey area for some companies. At Flight Centre Business Travel, we think having a personal Travel Manager can make a huge difference - but is it right for you?

In this article (which is part 1 of our 2 part travel management series), we’ve listed the top ways that a Travel Manager can help you with your business travel, and we’ve had a think about who this might benefit the most. Read on to find out more!

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Top ways a Travel Manager can help your business

To start with, a Travel Manager can save you money! They’re skilled negotiators, leveraging industry contacts and insights to get better deals on flights, accommodation and more. They have great relationships with travel suppliers, and they can use these connections to get exclusive discounts and perks. They’ll also save you time, freeing you up to concentrate on your own business.

When it comes to booking a trip, Travel Managers create tailored travel itineraries that align with your individual objectives. They make sure you have a travel policy in place to manage expenses and maintain control, and they help make sure it’s adhered to. Plus, they keep a close eye on the global travel landscape and provide real-time information on potential risks, including natural disasters, political instability, and health issues.

Of course, they’re always there for you, 24/7. Whether it’s a cancelled flight or a medical emergency, a Travel manager can quickly rebook flights, arrange alternative accommodation, and provide support to travellers.

Business travellers on work trip with luggage
Business travellers on work trip with luggage
Business travellers on work trip with luggage

Which businesses would benefit most from the services of a personal Travel Manager?

If you’re an SME with a regular travel program, it’s most likely that having a personal Travel Manager would work for you. If you want to access better deals, one point of contact handling all your travel needs and you see value in what a Travel Manager does beyond the booking process – such as reporting, reconciliation, duty of care, membership programs, perks and more – then you should probably call us today!

Stay tuned for part 2 of our travel management series next week, where we will bust some myths about travel management for SMEs. 

Find out how Flight Centre Business Travel can help streamline your business’ end-to-end travel program and make your travel for work easy.

Get in touch or call us on 1300 797 826 today.

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