Travel management - Lower travel costs with PartnerPlusBenefit
Travel management is being increasingly promoted in an ever growing globally-active business world.
The more frequently employees travel for business, the greater the cost of business travel management. This makes it all the more important that companies can “recover” a portion of the resulting costs with a far-reaching corporate bonus program.
Get to know more about the advantages of PartnerPlusBenefit. Lufthansa's extensive free corporate bonus program offers small and medium-sized businesses new and unprecedented opportunities to save on travel costs for business trips, while motivating employee productivity. With PartnerPlusBenefit, employees earn BenefitPoints when travelling for work which can later be redeemed for award flights, upgrades, vouchers and other incentivising rewards.
Background information on this topic
Different markets – Different rules of the game
When it comes to entering new markets, considerable potential remains untapped. Despite modern technologies, information gaps regarding the functional mechanisms of the international markets, lack of information about foreign markets, high customs duties and lack of know-how all hinder international expansion. In addition, it is difficult to build relationships with international partners and customer groups from afar. The exploration and gathering of information about the markets, as well as the constant monitoring of foreign operations already underway, drain increasingly scarce corporate resources.
Business travel - Flying towards success
International business relationships are increasingly becoming a prerequisite for the economic success and continued growth of an enterprise. They help support the core business and promote its expansion. This leads to an increase in business trips for many Czech companies. However, this comes at a price for companies. Expenditure on business travel in the Czech Republic is increasing significantly, despite all austerity measures. Medium-sized companies in particular are struggling with rapidly rising travel costs.
Rising oil prices, European emission allowances and national air traffic taxes are significant cost drivers for flight prices. In addition to the actual travel expenses, the cost of meals, lodging and auxiliary travel expenses must also be taken into account. If there is an increase in business trips, the increasing costs could decrease the actual success of a business trip.
Travel management – Added efficiency
Against the backdrop of rising expenses for business trips and their increasing importance, investment in professional travel management is worthwhile. The objective of efficient business travel management is to optimize the costs resulting from a business trip for a company. The first step may be cooperation with a business travel agency / travel management service. These agencies can uncover savings opportunities when planning and booking travel, as well as during the journey itself – i.e. the entirety of travel management. The total costs for business trips are reduced, allowing the company to remain competitive without compromising on safety, comfort or service. In addition, the professional support creates time savings for employees, allowing them to focus on and complete their core tasks.
Travel management with PartnerPlusBenefit
PartnerPlusBenefit significantly contributes to the optimisation of travel management. Participation in the corporate bonus program allows the travel costs to be reduced significantly, effectively “stretching” the travel budget more efficiently. The points collected can be redeemed for award flights, upgrades or vouchers, for example, leaving more funds available for more business trips. Attend to your business and corporate relationships in person more often with PartnerPlusBenefit.