New monthly resource covers everything from travel policies to cost savings and more
Corporate Traveller, the corporate travel brand of the Flight Centre Travel Group, has launched a free SME toolkit available online to any small and mid-size business looking to kickstart their business travel programme in 2022.
According to Oz Desai, GM Corporate Traveller, SMEs are leading the business travel sector’s recovery around the globe – and for good reason:
“Business travel is about solidifying relationships, getting things done and growing one’s business. SMEs are travelling because they can’t afford not to. A business’s competitive edge is often reliant on building relationships with suppliers or partners through more face-to-face meetings, negotiating deals, and exploring opportunities – all of which is very difficult over Zoom.”
According to Desai, smaller companies are also a lot nimbler and more flexible when it comes to international travel, with many ready to travel as soon as destinations opened.
But travel has changed post Covid-19.
“While SMEs are getting back on the road, increasingly, they’re looking to do it with the support of a travel advisor. We’re seeing a shift from unmanaged, do-it-yourself travel bookings to more managed travel – including putting formal travel polices in place and taking a more considered approach to risk management and duty of care obligations.”
The SME toolkit is hosted on Corporate Traveller’s website – www.corporatetraveller.co.za – with an easy link to sign up for news and information.
Each month, Corporate Traveller will release a new chapter, covering topics such as:
• The limitations of unmanaged, DIY-travel,
• How to craft the perfect travel policy,
• Where to find savings without compromising traveller safety, and
• Sustainability and your travel programme.
The toolkit includes a Smarter Savings Guide; 5 Quick Wins to Save Money; How to Offload your Travel Admin; tips on what to look for in a TMC; and so much more.
“We have taken a close look at exactly what SMEs need right now and developed a simple toolkit, packed with plenty of information and tips, to support their return to business travel,” concludes Desai.