PartnerPlusBenefit business trips – Earn rewards
Whether you are booking business trips for yourself or planning company trips for your supervisors and colleagues, you should know more about the advantages offered by PartnerPlusBenefit.
Lufthansa’s extensive free corporate bonus program offers small and medium-sized companies unparalleled opportunities to save on travel costs for business trips while motivating employee productivity. With PartnerPlusBenefit, employees earn BenefitPoints which can later be redeemed for incentive rewards including, award flights, in-flight upgrades, lounge access, retail merchandise, travel vouchers and more.
Background information on this topic
Occasions for corporate travel
There are many reasons to go on a business trip, especially due to ever-increasing globalisation of business markets and industries. Meetings with customers or suppliers on site, meetings with colleagues at other company sites, participation in trade events, seminars for professional development, trade fairs and exhibitions or temporary secondments to other agencies or companies are among the most common reasons for an employee to leave the office for business reasons.
Transportation for company trips
The most frequently used method of transportation on company trips is the plane, followed by the car and train. The annual consumer report of the Federal Association of the German Aviation Industry states that longer distances are preferably travelled by air. Although air traffic has dropped slightly compared to the previous year, it remains clearly at the forefront of transport with 56 percent of the transport market.
Corporate travellers are often bound by tight schedules that aim to optimise business trips and by extension, company time and money. Travelling by air is often the fastest method of transport for short and long distance trips. By arriving at their destination as promptly as possible, employees can maximise their time, optimise the business trip and fulfil their professional goals.
Flying safely and on time
In terms of perceived security, aviation is once again clearly ahead, with two out of three passengers believing that aircraft are the safest form of transportation. Additionally, every second passenger deemed aircraft to be the most reliable form of transportation. Punctuality and efficiency are of great importance in the context of business trips and are two of the defining characteristics of air travel.
Efficiently book corporate travel
Seven out of ten companies use a specialist business travel agency for booking train tickets or business flights. By bundling the bookings and rewriting their comprehensive understanding of price structures, these agents can help reduce travel costs and use the travel budget as efficiently as possible. Moreover, travel agents offer the option of managing corporate bonus programs, such as PartnerPlusBenefit, for the participating companies, which further optimises the travel costs.
Get more out of business trips
By lowering travel costs – but motivating employees – PartnerPlusBenefit can become an important tool for a company. Employees earn valuable BenefitPoints on business trips, which can be exchanged for attractive awards such as award flights, upgrades or reward vouchers.
Just one business trip can bring worthwhile returns. For example, a round trip from Helsinki to Rio de Janeiro for two persons in Lufthansa Business Class can earn a company 7,160 BenefitPoints. For these points, the company could receive the following awards:
- Two one way tickets in economy class to German destinations via Frankfurt
- One-way upgrade to Premium Economy on flights to South America, e.g. Rio
In addition to earning BenefitPoints for the company’s corporate account, employees can simultaneously earn personal miles for their Miles & More account. This effectively doubles the benefits, comforts and services for companies and their employees.