In recent years, businesses have considered corporate travel advisors a thing of the past. Not anymore! With the daily fluctuations in the cost of travel, the recent issues with travel planning technology, and the ever-changing requirements caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, small, mid-sized, and large businesses are circling back around to the "tried and true" service offered by corporate travel advisors.
If your company has had issues with automated booking technology, a horrible experience dealing with an airline call center, or if you’ve been toying with the idea of engaging a corporate travel advisor for the first time, here are a few reasons you want to reach out to Blue Ridge Travel Group.
Blue Ridge Travel Group can impact your travel budget, but not in a bad way!
We can do this in a couple of ways. First, we can help lower your costs through our agency relationships with the airlines and our hotel partners. We are able to offer discounts on airfares*, obtain "cost seats" at no additional charge* and access negotiated rates at hotels**. Secondly, if BRTG is handling your corporate travel needs your employees will spend more time doing what they were hired to do instead of spending countless hours researching airline and hotel websites to find the options that best suit their needs. So, in the aspects of saving time and money, using BRTG for your corporate travel can pay for itself. In addition, there is the sense of relief of not having to handle booking and changes yourself.
Booking corporate travel has become extremely confusing, and that confusion can add time and expense.
The new "assistive technology" that was designed to make booking business travel easier can actually make it more confusing and frustrating, even to those who consider themselves "web-savy". Ever changing rules, too many options, constantly changing flight schedules, and yes, downtime, can all throw a wrench into the process, and each search can return different results, creating information overload! Your employees don't have time to check different airports and airlines looking for the best fares and flight times. When you work with BRTG, it's a quick phone call, we do the research and offer concise options to your employees.
BRTG brings customer service back to corporate travel.
The new online travel agencies and corporate booking platforms have made travel very impersonal. When in-travel situations arise, such as flight delays/cancellations or other travel emergencies, it’s difficult to find someone that is willing to help if travel plans are made on the internet or with the airline call center. No more sitting on hold for hours, at BRTG we treat your employees with respect and help them get their travel plans back on track as quickly as possible. They make one phone call, and we take care of everything.
Blue Ridge Travel Group would welcome the opportunity to discuss the corporate travel solutions we can offer your business.
* Select airlines partners on select fares
** Select hotel partners with the Internova's Price-Competitive Hotel Program