Outsourcing Travel Bookings Gives Your Firm The Edge

Outsourcing Travel Bookings Gives Your Firm The Edge

Outsourcing Travel Bookings Give Your Firm The EdgeIn a competitive market, all firms should look to gain an edge on their rivals. Anything which helps you to be the firm that customers choose, and not a rival firm, is good news for your business. It may seem as though it is difficult to differentiate yourself from your peers in the modern era, but at TEB Travel, we help companies stand out from the crowd.

Think about the aspects that can provide your company with an advantage in the market place:

  • Saving money
  • Saving time
  • Presenting a professional image and identity
  • Making the working day easier for employees

Any company that can obtain these outcomes will find that it become easier to achieve success, and therefore, calling on TEB Travel is a smart move for companies who have employees that travel on a regular basis.

All firms should look to save money if possible

FLIGHT ITINERARY ON MAPAs an experienced business travel firm who has developed an excellent reputation in getting the best deals, we are able to save you money when arranging travel plans. We can create a full itinerary for you that ensures you have everything in place long before you set off on your travels. While it is easier than ever before to find cheap flights or a cheap hotel, it is often difficult to pull all these aspects together into one affordable bundle, but this is what we offer to you.

While the financial savings we offer to companies are much appreciated, we often find it is the time we save firms that is the best feature. If you must arrange a lot of aspects in your business travel, you can spend an awful lot of time searching for the best deals. This is time that you could use to enhance your business. There is an opportunity cost that comes with looking for travel deals but when you enlist the services of TEB Travel, you can commit to your core tasks, without worrying about arranging travel.

The combination of saving time and money helps you develop confidence and peace of mind. Knowing that your travel plans have been taken care of and that you have obtained the most effective deal allows your firm to carry out work in complete confidence and with a minimum of inconvenience or disruption.

Present a professional image

While the time and financial savings are of benefit, your firm will also benefit by presenting a professional image. With all the travel plans in place, your employees will arrive for meetings or conferences on time and well-rested. If there is a need for an employee to travel to undertake business on your behalf, there is a need to ensure that the employee is at their best. Therefore, you should rely on a travel specialist because we will ensure that all travel plans are taken care of, and that your employee can represent your company to the best of their abilities.

business woman relaxingWith everything taken care of for them, your employee can relax and focus on their main task. This helps you because it should allow them to perform in an effective manner, but it also helps to keep your employee happy. Maintaining a prominent level of staff morale is essential for most companies, and this can be achieved when you minimise the inconvenience for your staff members. At TEB Travel, we don’t just think about how your business looks to partners, suppliers or customers, we help to ensure your employees are happy too.

If you want to ensure your firm has an edge, outsourcing your business travel planning makes sense. To get ahead of your rivals, come to TEB Travel and we will take care of you.

Worried About Missing Best Business Travel Deals?

Worried About Missing Best Business Travel Deals? We Can Help

Woman walking with suitcase in the airport while using the mobile.If you suffer from FOMO, or the Fear of Missing Out, you need a helping hand. If your business undertakes a lot of travelling, the importance of obtaining the best deals cannot be overstated. Ideally, you are looking for an affordable price, but you also want to ensure that your employees in good comfort, allowing them to be fully prepared for whatever role they are about to undertake.

This means it is likely that your staff members will be on the lookout for the best deals, but this can be a time-consuming activity. The emergence of the internet and online comparison sites have made it simpler to find cheap flights or suitable accommodation options but when you need to pull a full travel itinerary together, these sites aren’t always helpful.

Do you need a helping hand in arranging business travel deals?

Many firms have found themselves left with two options when it comes to arranging business travel:

  • Spend a considerable amount of work-time looking for the best business travel deals
  • Spend a minimal amount of time on the search process but run the risk of spending more money

Neither of these outcomes are ideal, which is why you can be pleased to learn that there is a third option. By using TEB Travel, you let us select the best deals for you, which means that you drastically reduce the amount of time you spend looking for excellent value business travel deals. More importantly, you can be confident that you will find the best business travel deals, because this is what we offer to clients.

We plan your trip from beginning to end

Waiting for his flightWe take on board every aspect of your trip, creating an itinerary which means that you have nothing to worry about. Knowing that all your travel requirements have been taken care of provides you with considerable peace of mind, allowing you to focus on your core tasks.

However, you will find that our expertise and specialism ensure that you receive the best deals in the business. Some of the key reasons companies turn to TEB Travel to book travel plans include:

  • We have a larger bulk buying power, granting us access to bigger savings
  • We have developed a close working relationship with many travel operators, making savings
  • We gain access to certain deals and travel options that are not openly available
  • We create your full itinerary, allowing you to focus on other matters
  • We can often help you change details or plans if required, often at minimal cost

When travel is an essential part of your business, it is important that you treat business travel with the respect it deserves. At TEB Travel, we are business travel specialists and an increasing number of companies rely on us to ensure they receive the best deal when booking business travel.

If you are keen to see how TEB Travel can help you travel more efficiently and effectively, please get in touch to arrange an appointment or make a booking.

 

TEB Travel vs Online

TEB VS Online

TEB VS ONLINEIt is fairly common for a corporate company not using a travel agent, to rely on the internet to book their travel. However many companies choose professional travel managers because they recognise that using their own highly skilled employees to book travel arrangements means a loss in both productivity and revenue. While your colleagues (be it travel coordinators, business travellers or secretaries) are able to comparison shop using the internet there are distinct disadvantages to this.

  • Flexibility. Finding the cheapest fare is easy. Knowing where to look for cost effective tickets that are refundable, have minimal cancellation fees, or can be date changed is invaluable. Paying an extra £50 on a flexible fare is worthwhile if you can change the date for nothing (normal fee approx £100), or gain a full refund when cancelling (average business class ticket is £1400).
     
  • Website content/inventoryQuite often websites do not contain the whole array of fares available from an airline, (or the complete hotel/car hire inventory) or indeed all airlines that are available on a specific route. TEB staff are trained to look for special offers, seat sales, alternative routes and ITX fares. (ITX – is a fare which is only available when booking accommodation with a flight. The fares are more competitive and more flexible than a standard fare). It is unrealistic to expect your staff to be able to source all of these fare options.
     
  • Access to specialist deals. TEB will often have access to specific deals that are not available in the marketplace. Advantage Focus members for example have access to a range of nett fares especially negotiated for its members. TEB may also be able to negotiate specific deals for your company should you have enough business travelling on a specific flight/hotel chain etc.

On top of these key points, TEB have a number of other more obvious benefits over the internet:

  • Allow current bookers (secretaries, PA’s or individuals) to concentrate on their primary role. 
  • Alternatives. TEB are also experts in rail, sea, car hire and hotel reservation. Sourcing these in conjunction (as well as alternatives) with air often allows access to cheaper rates.
  • Support if there are problems with the booking
  • TEB allows a ‘hold’ option
  • Payment online can only be made by the traveller’s personal credit card
  • Recommendations and personal advice: TEB offer a ‘One Stop Shop’
  • TEB can offer visa service, UK and international rail, car hire, chauffeur transfers, airport parking as well as no frills airline alternatives
  • Constructive fare pricing – “go 30 minutes later and save £x”
  • Central point of contact, key to streamlining your Business Travel

Tell us what you think. Have you used a travel agent for your business travel? What was your experience? Please leave your comments below.

 

Much more than train spotting at St Pancras station

Ever found yourself standing at St Pancras station with time to kill?

waiting for a train at st pancrasHere you will discover a handful of exciting attractions just outside the railway doors that will make waiting for your connecting train a little less painful. Many commuters who arrive into this bustling London train station will be too worried about rushing to reach their seat on the Eurostar, so they choose not to venture out into the surrounding area.

But outside of the station, onto the streets of Kings Cross, locals and business travellers will unite over the range of exciting attractions on offer. After a long journey, if you are looking for a decent meal that doesn’t consist of a pre-made sandwich, there are ample of restaurants to tickle a range of taste buds.

KARPOGRILLSTPANCRASOn Euston Road, you can find Karpo, serving up an Anglo-Italian menu; and Plum and Spilt Milk on Kings Cross St serves a diverse and exciting modern British menu in a railway themed dining room.

After a long day, you may need something a bit stronger before you catch your connecting train, so head to Searcy’s Champagne bar for a glass of sparkling. The best part about sitting at Searcy’s with a well-deserved glass of champagne is that you can watch as your train arrives at the platform.

For those with a longer waiting time for their connecting train, sitting in a restaurant may seem like a waste of valuable time. If getting onto the streets of London and doing some sightseeing is more your thing, there is plenty to do around Kings Cross. There are two squares nearby to visit; Pancras Square has a grassy area to lie back and enjoy the sun, while Granary Square has an impressive water feature to marvel at. Filled with choreographed fountains that contain 1,080 water spouts operating from 8am – 8pm daily and that lit up at night, the square is also home to the House of Illustration.

britishlibraryIf fine dining and impressive water displays are not your cup of tea, there’s always the British Library to impress the most unimpressed of visitors. Opened in 1998, the British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and the largest library in the world with the number of items catalogued.

Have you ever killed some time near St Pancras waiting for a train? Which attractions did you visit? Please leave your comment below.

UK Holiday Makers Being Conned Out Of Millions

UK Holiday Makers Conned Out Of Millions

UK Holiday Makers Conned Out Of Millions

A warning has been issued to those booking holidays online, as it is revealed that British holidaymakers were conned out of £2.2m last year.

Many unsuspecting holiday makers arrived at their hotel only to find there was no existing booking and they had been conned by booking their holiday online.

Unfortunately this is not just a financial loss but a very distressing time for friends, couples and families who have been looking forward to their holiday only to become stranded and upset.

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