Book business trips & earn points with PartnerPlusBenefit
Whether you are booking business trips for yourself, or planning company trips for your supervisors and colleagues – you should know more about the advantages of PartnerPlusBenefit for your company and employees.
Lufthansa’s extensive free corporate bonus program offers small and medium-sized companies the unprecedented opportunities to save on corporate travel costs for business trips while motivating employees. With PartnerPlusBenefit, employees earn BenefitPoints on business flights which can later be redeemed for incentive rewards including award flights, in-flight upgrades, lounge access, retail merchandise, FlyNet 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. 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 pressing business reasons. Personal communications are often more effective in business situations and this often requires frequent business trips.
Transportation on business 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. While air traffic has dropped slightly compared to the previous year, it clearly remains at the forefront of transport with 56 percent of the market.
Corporate travellers are often bound 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 short and long distance trips. By arriving at their destination as promptly 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: two out of three passengers believe that aircraft are the safest form of transportation. And every second passenger deemed aircraft the most reliable form of transportation. Punctuality and efficiency, which are of great importance in the context of business trips.
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 trips
By lowering travel costs – and encouraging employee motivation – PartnerPlusBenefit can become an iindispensable 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 Copenhagen to Rio de Janeiro for one person in Lufthansa Business Class can give you 6,100 BenefitPoints. For these points, you could receive the following awards:
- A return ticket in Economy class to a German destination via Frankfurt or Munich
- An upgrade to Business Class between Zurich and New York
In addition to earning BenefitPoints for the company, Miles & More members personally earn Miles & More miles on every business flight. This doubles the benefits and rewards.