Booking business travel? – Earn BenefitPoints with PartnerPlusBenefit
Whether you are booking business trips for yourself or planning company trips for your colleagues – you should know more about PartnerPlusBenefit and how it can benefit your company.
Lufthansa’s extensive free corporate loyalty programme offers small and medium-sized companies unique opportunities to save on costs for business travel and motivate employees with attractive rewards. With BenefitFlights, discounts, promotions and vouchers, you can use your PartnerPlusBenefit awards to upgrade your corporate travel.
Background about this topic
Occasions for business trips
There are many reasons to go on a business trip – especially due to ever-increasing globalization of markets. Meetings with customers or suppliers on site, meetings with colleagues at other company sites, participation in trade events, seminars, trade fairs, exhibitions or temporary replacements for other agencies or companies are among the most common reasons for an employee to leave the office for important business reasons.
Often times, situations like these require a personal touch and can be more effectively handled face to face. As well being able to deal with the situation immediately, being present encourages a better relationship with colleagues, clients and customers.
Flying safely and on time
In terms of perceived security, aviation is again clearly ahead with two out of three passengers believing that aircrafts are the safest form of transportation. Additionally, every second passenger deemed aircraft the most reliable form of transportation. Safety, punctuality and efficiency are of great importance in the context of business travel. This is particularly relevant for corporate travellers on time sensitive trips.
Efficiently book business travel
Seven out of ten companies use a specialist business travel agency for booking train tickets or business flights for corporate travel. 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 which further optimizes the travel costs.
Get more out of business trips
By lowering business travel costs, without compromising on employee comfort, 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 BenefitFlights, lounge access, upgrades or FlyNet® vouchers. For example, when two colleagues fly from Amsterdam to Shanghai in Lufthansa Business Class, the company collects 12.500 BenefitPoints. These points can be exchanged for:
- 2 return tickets within Europe in Economy Class or
- 1 upgrade to Asia from Economy to Business Class or
- 1 upgrade to Middle East from Business to First Class
In addition to earning BenefitPoints for the company, Miles & More members personally earn Miles on every business flight. This allows both the company and the individual to benefit from Lufthansa’s frequent flyer programs.