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4 Huge Reasons Using a Business Travel Agent is Better Than Booking Online

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4 Huge Reasons Using a Business Travel Agent is Better Than Booking Online

If you are still relying solely on online booking companies for your travel planning, you have no idea what you’re missing.  Here just a few huge reasons to use a business travel agent in 2018:

#1 Save Time and Money

Professional agents have access to insider discounts and promotions through their suppliers you won’t find online.  They can save you on average 22.95 hours of researching* the best deal and planning out complicated itineraries.  Business travel agents also know when you actually are getting the best deal because they know the market, and best of all, they never charge hidden fees!

#2 Benefit from Expertise

With a Travel Management Company, you get peace of mind knowing that your agents can manage complicated routes and itineraries for corporate travel with ease and efficiency.  They also have increased flexibility with cancellation rules, and the inside industry connections to get you the most value for your budget.

#3 Priority and Personalisation

Booking online means a one size fits all approach to travel, and you as the customer are left in a lurch when it comes to your personal needs and wants. Using a travel management company means you will be able to craft an itinerary that suits you and your group.  This can be anything from finding you the best tacos, to hotels that cater to your allergies, to planning a trip to race supercars around the world.

#4 24/7 Support

Online suppliers will ding you big bucks for last minute bookings, changes, and cancellations.  If you book with an agency, however, you can reach your dedicated travel agent any time without waiting hours for the next available agent only to be juggled between endless people in the chain of command on the other end.  Business travel agents are dedicated to supporting you through your entire journey.

If you feel a business travel agency might benefit your company or perhaps you would like to change your current travel provider, please do get in touch with one of the team on 0203 805 4599 for a no obligation chat. Alternatively, you can email your travel needs to hello@yourcorporate.co.uk.

For more tips and expert advice on business travel, click here.

*Reference: Expedia’s 2017 “Traveler’s Path to Purchase” Whitepaper

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What Our Clients Say

Saving our customers time and money

Working within the entertainment sector to provide the ultimate in flexibility and service as well a proactive approach towards account management. In 2016 a trans-Atlantic artist management firm approached Your Travel Corporate to construct a travel plan for its UK and USA offices with an annual spend of £750,000.

Prior to working with Your Travel Corporate, the firm had contracted the services of another national travel agent. During the 12 months spent working with this agency, there were significant challenges in service delivery which led to multiple issues, lack of proactive account management and limited delivery of policy compliance.

After a problematic year, the firm took the decision to move away from their substandard agent and seek to engage a new agent – they chose Your Travel Corporate for several reasons;

–       The ability to work with a dedicated account manager and director, ensuring a positive relationship and understand of needs was built from the outset.

–       Our ability to understand and implement client objectives pro-actively.

–       Our personal and bespoke approach to client service.

 Results;

With our unique understanding of travel management and the importance of getting it right first time, we could map out a plan to move the firms travel management to Your Travel Corporate, with adequate and well thought out milestones, ensuring that our account management team worked effectively with the firms PA, EA and account team enabling the delivery of a full operational service within 3 months. A third quarter report shows a 19% saving on travel spend and we’re pleased to say that we’ve had extremely positive feedback from our client!

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