Smart Travelling Tips

Did you know that 10 percent of an average company’s travel spend is wasted on unused tickets? And it’s not uncommon for travel coordinators to spend up to an hour a day on a simple point-to-point domestic booking which would have taken five minutes through an experienced travel manager.

If you don’t already have a travel policy, now’s the time. Update it and monitor it regularly to ensure compliance.

Top tips include:

  • Plan meetings and associated travel well in advance to take advantage of reduced air, hotel and rental car deals.
  • Reap the financial rewards of booking non-flexible airfares: you can save up to 40 percent of the cost by flying non-flexible one-way.
  • Many airlines now offer great business class alternatives such as premium economy.
  • If you know your destination, hire a car for the day rather than use taxis. In Melbourne that could cost you just $70 versus $150.

Smart travel is travel which fits your needs and the needs of your team – it’s about getting the balance right so that you enjoy savings, flexibility and value for money. For more information visit www.travelscenecorporate.com

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