A lot of companies find that they are spending an increasing mount on their corporate travel, it is a vital part of any successful business. Deals are always easier to negotiate and to close when they are conducted face to face. It is also essential for companies to send their employees to places where new offices are being set up or where a product is being manufactured, there really is no better way to get things done and to check quality than by going in person.
There are several ways that companies can save money on their corporate travel, you do not always have to be paying lots of money to send employees on business trips. Here are some very stipple tips that will allow to save money on the business travel of your employees.
Always book the mid level hotels
Mid priced hotels are ideal for corporate travel, there are so many three star hotels out there at the moment that have been completely redone and revamped to attract the business travellers. They will usually include extras such as free wifi, free breakfast and also those all important meeting facilities. You should note that these 3 star hotels will not have free room service or a free mini bar, employees beed be made aware of this so they do not spend any more money than is necessary.
Friends and family
It could be the case that you employees have friends or even family living in the locations where you want them to travel to. You should make it clear to the employees that they should try to stay with their friends or family where possible. Obviously everyone likes a nice hotel, so as a compromise you can increase their daily allowance as a way of saying thank you. Doing this will save your company heaps of money.
Don’t wait until the last minute
If it is possible then you should always book your trips well in advance. The closer you wait until your departure date the more expensive the cost will be. Everything from flights to hotels will increase in price the closer it gets to your travel – you will make huge savings if you book in advance.
By saving money on your company’s travel you will have more funds available to either pump back into company development or you may even choose to use the remaining funds to treat your employees again, this will maintain company spirit and build harmony in the workplace.