Travel Management: Lower travel costs with PartnerPlusBenefit
Travel management is being increasingly promoted in an ever more 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.
Discover PartnerPlusBenefit. Lufthansa's extensive free corporate bonus program offers small and medium-sized businesses unprecedented opportunities to save on travel costs for business trips while encouraging employee productivity with additional benefits and rewards. With PartnerPlusBenefit, corporate travellers earn BenefitPoints, which can then be exchanged for award flights, in-flight upgrades, lounge access, retail products, FlyNet vouchers and more.
Background information on this topic
Different markets – Different rules
Despite modern technologies, information gaps regarding the functional mechanisms of international markets in particular, 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 lasting relationships with international partners and customer groups for afar. The exploration and gathering of information about the markets, as well as the constant monitoring of foreign operations already underway, drain increasingly scarce resources for companies.
Business travel: Travelling towards success
International business relationships are increasingly becoming a prerequisite for the economic success of a company. They help support the core business and promote its continuous and steady growth. This leads to an increase in business trips for many Italian companies and their employees. This does come at a price however. Currently, expenditure on business travel in Italy is increasing significantly, despite all austerity measures. Medium-sized companies in particular are struggling with the rapidly rising travel costs.
Rising oil prices, European emission allowances and national air traffic taxes are significant cost drivers for flight fares. In addition to the actual travel expenses, the cost of meals, lodging, and auxiliary travel expenses must also be taken into account in the travel budget. If there is an increase in business trips, the build-up of costs could actually decrease the long-term monetary success of a business trip.
Travel management - Efficiency and expertise
PartnerPlusBenefit significantly contributes to the optimisation of travel management. Participation in the corporate bonus program allows the travel costs to be reduced significantly, thus “stretching” the travel budget more efficiently. The points collected can be redeemed for award flights, upgrades or additions; leaving more funds available for further business trips. This affords companies the benefits of personally attending to business relationships, projects and deals.
Travel management in combination with PartnerPlusBenefit
PartnerPlusBenefit significantly contributes to the optimisation of travel management. Participation in the corporate bonus programme allows the travel costs to be reduced significantly, thus “stretching” the travel budget more efficiently. The points collected can be redeemed for award flights, upgrades or additions; vouchers, for example, leaving more funds available for more business trips and for attending personally to business relationships more often.