Businesses can secure the best available deals online through CT Business Travel and still enjoy its travel management services as opposed to managing it themselves.
A recent article published on e-tid.com suggests unmanaged business travel could become more of the norm due to better deals online. However, CT Business Travel’s Managing Director Mark Kempster was quick to respond, “We already offer our clients the opportunity to book the cheapest prices available, even if that means we book through sites such as Expedia, Easyjet or British Airways on their behalf. Our business model is based on charging a transparent management fee, so who we book business flights, hotels and car rental through makes no difference”.
Kempster continued, “The key difference is companies who pay the small fees we charge for using our service enjoy all the benefits that come with using a corporate travel specialist. This allows a business to focus all its efforts in running their company rather than wasting precious time managing their business travel needs”.
As an independent business travel agent, CT Business Travel works with all airlines, hotel and car rental companies worldwide - it has no preferences. However, being part of Uniglobe does mean CT Business Travel has considerable buying power and secures the best business travel airfares, hotel and car hire rates, which it can access in instances where the best consumer internet deals are not suitable or available.
The benefits to companies who use CT Business Travel’s services are substantial, such as having their own team of qualified staff taking care of all their travel requirements, visa advice and entry requirements. It also includes an out of hours service which proves incredibly useful when clients get caught up in adverse weather conditions, strikes or freak occurrences like last years’ ash cloud.
CT Business Travel offers clients a credit facility and prides itself on the high level of service it provides, which is reflected in the long standing client accounts it manages and retains, which is impressive considering clients do not have to commit to any contract term.
Another important benefit is CT Business Travel’s ability to work with its clients to device their policy compliance which it then implements and follows. This can include setting budget levels for employees, travel policies like class of travel depending on the duration of a flight, or when individuals are allowed to travel etc. With the use of CT Business Travel’s sophisticated technology, CT Business Travel can effectively monitor and report on all bookings made. This information allows a client to understand how budgets are being spent, where potential savings can be made and instances where policies are being abused.
The travel management fees CT Business Travel charge are minimal and range from £10 to £35 per booking, which depends on the nature of the transaction, such as whether a booking is made through the call centre due to being a complex itinerary or using the online booking tools CT Business Travel provides.
For more information on how to become a client of CT Business Travel and the services it provides, call 01892 673 427.