Booking business travel? Earn rewards with PartnerPlusBenefit
Whether you are booking business travel for yourself, or an account manager planning company trips for your supervisors and colleagues – you should learn more about PartnerPlusBenefit and how it can benefit corporate travellers.
Lufthansa’s extensive free corporate bonus program offers small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) unparalleled opportunities to save on travel costs for business trips while simultaneously motivating employees. With PartnerPlusBenefit, employees earn BenefitPoints when traveling for work which can later be redeemed for attractive awards such as award flights, in-flight upgrades, retail awards, FlyNet vouchers and more.
Background information on this topic
Occasions for corporate trips
There are many reasons to go on a business trip – especially due to the ever-increasing globalization of business 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, exhibitions or temporary secondments to other agencies or companies are among the most common reasons for an employee to leave the office for important business reasons.
It is often beneficial to be present in person for occasions such as the examples listed above, as it encourages stronger business relationships that are built on mutual trust.
Business travel: Transportation
The most frequently used method of transportation for corporate travellers 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. Air traffic has dropped slightly compared to the previous year, but remains clearly at the forefront of transport with 56 percent.
Flying: safely and on time
In terms of perceived security, aviation is clearly ahead of cars and trains with two out of three passengers believe that aircraft is the safest form of transportation. In addition, every second passenger deemed aircraft the most reliable form of transportation. Punctuality and efficiency, are two defining characteristics of air travel and are both of great importance in the context of business travel.
Efficiently book business 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. Additionally, travel agents offer the option of managing corporate bonus programs, such as PartnerPlusBenefit, for the participating companies to further optimises the travel costs.
Get more out of business travel
By lowering travel costs and 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. This encourages employee productivity at no additional cost to the company.
Just one business trip can bring worthwhile returns.
For Italy: for example, a round trip from Milan to São Paulo for two persons in Lufthansa Business Class can earn a company 8,000 BenefitPoints. For these points, the company could receive the following awards:
- 2 flights from Italy to Germany in Economy Class (one way)
- A return upgrade to Business Class on flights from Milan to New York
- 2 x 1 additional pieces of luggage, each weighing up to 23 kg, on flights within Europe or in the Middle East
For Malta: for example, a round trip from Malta to New York for two persons in Lufthansa First Class can earn a company 5,600 BenefitPoints. For these points, the company could receive the following awards:
- 1 return flight from Malta to Europe in Economy Class
- 1 return upgrade to Business Class on flights from Germany to New York
- 1 additional pieces of luggage weighing up to 23 kg, on flights within Europe.
In addition to earning BenefitPoints for the company, Miles & More members personally earn Miles & More miles on their personal accounts with every business flight, giving them twice the benefits.