With corporate travel continuing to rebound, SMEs are valuing more than ever the benefits gained through visiting customers, partners and teams in person.
SMEs preferring the benefits of face-to-face interaction are now able to apply for a Corporate Travel Grant with Flight Centre Business Travel. There is over $40,000* in travel grant prizes available to successful grant applicants.
Flight Centre Business Travel’s Global Leader Cameron Harris said that many of their customers are looking to increase their travel in 2024 to maximise growth opportunities.
"Having once been a small business ourselves, we understand the unique challenges that SMEs face and know just how beneficial grants of this size can be,” Mr Harris said.
“This year, we'll once again be awarding one business a Corporate Travel Grant, valued at over $30,000* to help support their growth and success, whilst four runners-up will share in $10,000* worth of travel credit.
“We receive so much positive feedback from SMEs applying for these grants and are delighted to provide these opportunities.”
Last year, social change and anti-bullying advocate Project Rockit was named the major Corporate Travel Grant winner for 2023.
Project Rockit co-founder and CEO Lucy Thomas said winning Flight Centre Business Travel’s Corporate Travel Grant meant the world to their team by enabling them to expand their reach in person across the country.
“We've been able to reach schools all over Australia who otherwise would have completely missed out on joining the Project Rockit workshops at their schools,” Thomas said.
“Our core business hinges on sending passionate, highly trained young people out into schools all over the country to mobilise students against all forms of bullying and lead inclusive school communities.
“Winning the grant has not only enabled us to reach more schools, but also given our team a huge vote of confidence and galvanised morale knowing that we have such strong advocates in Flight Centre Business Travel.”
Are you the next Corporate Travel Grant winner?
Flight Centre Business Travel is thrilled to announce the return of their annual Corporate Travel Grant - tailor-made to not only ignite immediate growth for your SME but also to lay the foundation for ongoing success.
One of the 2023 Corporate Travel Grant runners up, Emily Bobis from Compass IoT, has found great value in partnering with Flight Centre Business Travel as a result of the grant application.
“Having a reliable travel management company has saved us countless hours trying to coordinate trips and multi-person bookings. It's removed the internal booking burden so that we have more time to focus on the things that move the needle for our customers,” Emily said.
This year, to apply and be in the running to take their business places with a $30,000* Corporate Travel Grant, SMEs need to simply answer 3 questions online and ensure they’re signed up to Virgin Australia’s Business Flyer program.
Flight Centre Business Travel will then fly 2x representatives from the select the top 5 applicants to its Global Head Office in Brisbane, to present their pitch in person to the selection panel.
- First prize worth $30,000 includes $20,000 travel credit with Virgin Australia; two Platinum Velocity memberships; $5,000 IHG Hotels & Resorts accommodation credit; and $3,000 Hertz car hire credit.
- Four runners up will win a share of $10,000 in Virgin Australia travel credit and two Velocity Gold memberships each
Entries close 5pm AEST, Monday 18 March 2024.
For full details and to apply for the 2024 Corporate Travel Grant, please visit here.