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Ensuring travel spend is visible, is notoriously difficult

Ensuring travel spend is visible is notoriously difficult in a world where you have employees booking across multiple platforms, using third parties, and all using different payment options.

You need help to ensure all this data is captured, key insights are continuously measured and reviewed, and opportunities to save money are identified.  Our clients have always welcomed our honest, no-nonsense approach and the fact that we recognise travel is more than just another procurement function.

In order for a travel programme to truly work it is essential to understand how it affects the lives of those who travel.  Never has a traveller had so much choice, with offers directly aimed at them.  This can leave the travel manager at a loss with how to promote good behaviour and implement control, with world issues such as security and data protection making travel a potential mine-field.

We work for our clients.  As their needs have changed, our services have had to adapt to ensure that they still benefit from our wealth of experience.  We are processing more transactions than ever before, our clients require us to assist with risk management, reporting & analytics, traveller well-being, financial services, training, benchmarking and policy making.  We understand the value that a competent travel management company brings when managing a full travel programme, and it is priceless to our clients.

Services

We offer a number of consulting services, all of which are provided by our management team, who have the expertise to help you shape an efficient travel solution.

Travel policy bench-marking

We have designed a criteria for the modern travel policy and use this to benchmark against our existing clients.  We also introduce traveller safety and well-being as policy considerations.

Data cleansing, review and suggested next steps

We know that travel data is hard to digest.  If you feel that you would benefit from a fresh pair of eyes and an unbiased review our analysts have designed some easy to follow steps in normalising travel data.

Hotel programme review, set-up and bench-marking

We offer our clients a full service hotel programme review as well as benchmarking services.  We combine our own traveller reviews with internet sites and make recommendations that benefit both the traveller and the travel buyer.

Technology RFP, global and domestic

We understand the landscape is complicated. And to be honest also feels a little behind the times. Our team has tried and tested most systems, we have our preferred options of course but we also know what to look out for behind the sales pitch.  We are continually undergoing one of the most detailed internal security and development programmes to ensure that we are working towards ISO27001 compliance and can impart this knowledge to our clients to ensure Infosec doesnt get over-looked during and RFP.

Global and domestic RFP document writing / review

We’re learnt a thing or two about client expectations over the years. There are so many things to consider when choosing a new travel partner, our unbiassed team can assist, whether you are putting together a travel RFP for the first time or reviewing existing documents.

Implementing a global or domestic travel programme – for managers

90% of our clients have travel policies and we have a 100% success rate in adherence. The key to success? Know your stake-holders and keep it simple. Our team are happy to lend a hand whether you are putting together a travel policy for the first time or reviewing existing documents.

An introduction to travel management company services – for directors

Having reviewed our own client base we realised that whether established FTSE 100 organisations or new start-ups a lot of companies had forgotten the value that a TMC partnership can bring. Here we introduce your executive team to the benefits of managed travel services.

An introduction to travel management company services – EAs

Having reviewed our own client base we realised that whether your and established FTSE 100 organisation or new start-up, a lot of companies have forgotten the value that a travel management partnership can bring.  Here we introduce your executive assistants team to the benefits of managed travel services.

Introducing a well-being programme

Everybody is suddenly talking about traveller well-being, but where do you start and who do you believe? The key is to understand why, how and who travels and what that persons needs are. Personalisation is something that your travel management supplier can manage for you and we have a lot of tips to help you bring this into your travel programme.

Traveller security and risk management

An absolute necessity these days but also difficult to implement as a start-up or SME. We explain the benefits that a travel management company can bring to this area of your business and why our fees cover so much more than just the booking.

Data and info security and today’s corporate traveller

GDPR regulation changes in 2018 have changed the way companies work with your data. Travel is a complicated landscape as so often your travellers also have personal relationships/contacts with travel suppliers, the boundaries can be blurred. We investigated this area thoroughly and can now explain to you what data protection is in a digital travel world.

We have always prided ourselves on working with clients in a bespoke manner that works for their organisation. Whether you are a start-up, an SME or a global enterprise you will have issues that are both unique to you and affect other clients too. We use our experience to give clients a travel health check, this allows us to make both quick wins and long-term strategies.  We offer clients the opportunity to meet with us first to ensure that there is a need for our service and suggest a way forward.

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