Why You Need a Concierge for Corporate Travel
By Natalee Johnson Fox, The Travel Concierge, a myBusinessBar Preferred Vendor
In the world of Expedia, Priceline, and Hotels.com, it is easy for business professionals to opt for a business trip booked online versus working with a concierge because it seems easier, cheaper and at your fingertips while sitting at your desk on a lunch break. The truth is, having a travel agent in your corner to take care of corporate travel is a must-have and the only way to go. Here are the Top 10 reasons why I should be your concierge of corporate travel.
#1 | Most public travel websites charge fees, but they’re hidden in the fine print. You may think you’re getting a great deal, but most likely there are many fees that you’ll be charged after booking.
#2 | As your corporate travel concierge, I guarantee the best schedules, accommodations, and rates to fit your corporate travel needs. Why waste your time searching for the best deals when I can take away that stress?
#3 | When you’re traveling, I will provide 24-hour emergency after-hours service. If any issues arise while you’re traveling you will have someone available for support.
#4 | I’ll manage your unused airline tickets. Statistics show that 10% of corporations’ tickets go unused. Every penny matters and that percentage of unused tickets can quickly add up to a substantial loss.
#5 | My services always include personalized attention as we build your corporation’s travel policy into your company’s booking options.
#6 | As your company’s representative, I can negotiate hotel and car rental contracts on your behalf and check and double check that those rates at the time of booking are what you actually pay.
#7 | I will be your go-to gal and travel expert to your company to provide cost savings and return on investment so your bottom line doesn’t cause a migraine because of travel expenses.
#8 | In the event of an emergency for you and/or your employees as they are traveling, I will provide the tools to have a duty of care policy so you can quickly locate your travelers and ensure their safety.
#9 | Your travel profiles and that of your employees will be maintained so that each time you need travel you don’t need to provide your travel information repeatedly. This is also handy when you have someone juggling all of your frequent flier and loyalty program accounts.
#10 | Want to reward your employees for their hard work? I can help put together an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime corporate retreat or vacation for your company. I will take care of every last detail. I will work with you to select the best locations, dates, and help you stay within your budget.
With 23 years of experience, I know how to make corporate travel a seamless process for your company. The majority of my career has been in the hotel and corporate travel industry so I know how to save your company time, money and eliminate stress.