Booking for a business traveller? Earn points with PartnerPlusBenefit
Whether you are booking business trips for yourself or planning corporate travel for your supervisors and colleagues – you should know more about PartnerPlusBenefit and the advantages it can have for you and your company.
Lufthansa’s extensive free corporate travel bonus programme offers small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) unparalleled opportunities to save on travel costs for business trips and to further motivate employees. Award flights, upgrades and FlyNet vouchers are just a few of the potential rewards you can earn and redeem with PartnerPlusBenefit.
Background information on this topic
Occasions for company trips
There are many reasons to go on a business trip – especially due to the ever-increasing globalisation of businesses. Meetings with customers or suppliers on site, meetings with colleagues at other company offices, participation in trade events, seminars for professional development, trade fairs, exhibitions or temporary secondments to other agencies or companies are among the most common reasons for an employee to leave the office for business. A personal touch is often more effective in business situations and this often requires frequent corporate travel.
Transportation on business trips
The most frequently used method of transportation for corporate travel air transport, followed by 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. Reliance on air traffic has dropped slightly compared to the previous year, but remains clearly at the forefront of transport with 56 percent.
Corporate travel is often constrained by tight schedules that aim to optimise business trips and by extension, company time. Travelling by air is often the fastest method of transport for both short and long distance trips. By arriving at their destination as punctually as possible, employees can maximise their time and fulfil their business 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 aircrafts are the safest form of transportation. In addition to that, every second passenger deemed aircraft the most reliable form of transportation. Perceived as punctual and efficient, both qualities are of great importance to corporate travel especially during time sensitive business trips.
Seven out of ten companies use a specialist business travel agency for booking train tickets or business flights. By grouping 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. Additionally, travel agents offer the option of managing corporate bonus programmes such as PartnerPlusBenefit for the participating companies to further optimise the travel costs. Taking part in loyalty programmes offers companies the opportunity to receive and redeem accumulated points in exchange for a variety of appealing rewards.
Get more out of business trips
By lowering travel costs – and simultaneously motivating employees – PartnerPlusBenefit can become an important tool for any company. Employees on executive travel earn valuable BenefitPoints as a business traveller, which can be exchanged for attractive rewards such as award flights, upgrades or reward vouchers.
Just one business trip can bring worthwhile returns. For example, if two of your employees are flying on a round trip from Athens or Larnaca to Los Angeles via Frankfurt, in Business Class (C,J) your company can earn 19,200 BenefitPoints in its PartnerPlusBenefit corporate account. For these points the company could potentially receive the following awards:
- Free Benefit flights – one free round trip journey, in Business Class Athens – Frankfurt - Athens or Larnaca – Vienna - Larnaca
- Benefit Upgrade – two free upgrades, from Economy Class Discounted to Business Class, for Athens – Frankfurt – Athens or for Larnaca – Vienna - Larnaca flights.
In addition to earning BenefitPoints for the company, Miles & More loyalty programme members personally earn Miles & More frequent flyer miles for business travellers.