January 26, 2022
By Martin Go
Imagine this scenario: You have a business trip coming up in a matter of days that requires you to fly halfway across the globe for an important meeting. There are work tasks to complete in the days leading up to your trip, and travel arrangements to be made – visa, passport, flight tickets, hotel booking, vaccination certificates and Covid-19 testing. You may also be anxious to travel due to unknown health and safety risks, and may be unsure about your company’s duty of care.
Business travel is rewarding but it can be stressful, and the pressure can get in the way of work. Ideally, all aspects of your business travel should be seamlessly handled.
Choosing the right accommodation and the best flight route for you is important, but it is only the tip of your travel arrangements. And what if there’s a delay? Or if something goes wrong on your trip – you fall ill, lose your passport or need foreign currency? This is where travel management makes a difference to the whole travel experience. It goes far beyond just booking a flight and hotel.
Good travel management makes sure you have everything you need to be productive, and that your business travel is hassle-free. It is also about making sure you are covered in case of an emergency, and that you have support in times of need. You can focus on what matters – your work and the business.
Here’s how the right travel management partner can help you at every stage of your business trip – from start to finish:
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For businesses, the right business travel setup does more than enable employees to travel. It empowers employees to make choices, gives them confidence that they are taken care of, and aligns with your business goals including – cost management, risk management, productivity, welfare and safety.
The right travel management tool has your and your travellers’ interest at its core:
Travel managers can build the company travel policy into the platform. You can set different policies across employee groups and even make policy exceptions. When employees make bookings, they can adhere to company policy effortlessly. If a request outside of travel policy is made, it will be flagged to travel managers for approval.
How it helps your business: Productivity, Cost management
Travel plans can change at the last minute whether due to travel conditions, schedule changes or employees taking ill. Choosing a travel management solution with a flexibility option can save you a lot of cost and hassle.
How it helps your business: Productivity, Cost management, Risk management, Welfare and safety
Keep your travellers safe and protected at all times with up-to-date risk intelligence and travel information.
How it helps your business: Productivity, Risk management, Welfare and safety
When it comes to travel, the pre-planning stage makes the most difference to how your trip unfolds. The right travel management platform empowers you to decide what arrangements work best for you and gives you control over your travel choices. You can make plans confidently knowing you have everything you need and you are supported every step of the way.
Here is how TruTrip can make business travel quick, easy and enjoyable for you at every stage:
Your business trip is planned and you are all set to go. While you focus on giving your best at your meetings, here is how TruTrip helps you:
The last thing you want to do after your business trip is compile receipts and go through a tedious claims process. With the right integrations, you can keep track, report expenses and make claims easily.
For travel managers, the expense report will help smarter planning of future business trips. Improve your business travel programme by allocating resources based on expense patterns and travel trends.
We’re always thinking of how we can make business travel better and easier for you. Book a demo or sign up for a free trial to see how TruTrip can take you places.
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