David Koch: My 3 pet hates when it comes to business travel
With almost five in ten (46 per cent) small business owners travelling domestically and 28 per cent internationally up to five times each year, managing travel can be a time consuming and tricky process.
While the big end of town routinely utilises a travel partner to gain visibility over their travel costs and streamline the travel experience; small businesses can also make use of the same type of services. Centralising and managing your small business’s travel spend puts you back in control. Plus, there are a number of additional benefits of working with a travel partner and platform.
A travel partner can provide you access to the best deals for hotels and flights and can assist in ensuring your business is compliant (from both a health and safety and expense perspective).
It can also provide risk management by alerting you of any potential hazards to help you assess whether you should travel to a specific region and can even offer ‘Traveller Trackers’ and incident awareness reports to keep you or your staff informed of any events that may impact travel.
Technology may have made communicating with clients easier than ever, however, a recent study by Harvard Business Review found 84 per cent of business leaders found in person meetings ensure positive long term relationships with customers. So, it makes sense to ensure you give business travel the attention it deserves.
If you’d like to know how to make the most of your business travel, register for our free webinar: Business Travel 101: Save time and money.
Small business advocate and host of Sunrise, David Koch and Egencia’s business travel expert, ANZ Director of Account management Ellie Warren will be streaming live and taking your questions as they unwrap the ins and outs of business travel.
Register now to join the webinar and learn how to: create savings by providing travel tools your travellers will love Get the best hotel rates and airfares in your program and generate savings even during and after the trip.
Business Travel 101: Save Time and Money Webinar, Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019.
QLD, VIC, NSW, ACT & TAS: 11:00am; SA, NT: 10:30am; WA 9 am