Corporate Travel Doesn’t Have To Cost An Arm And A Leg

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The cost of travelling around the world steadily increases year after year, but this doesn’t stop both personal and business travel customers looking for great deals. This is especially true of a business or company, which regularly flies employees to different parts of the globe.

When you consider the expenses include air travel, hotel accommodation and rental cars, the costs can quickly mount up. Therefore, finding great deals and discounts is foremost in most company’s minds. This post introduces you to a number of ways in which you can secure corporate travel discounts.

 

Large Corporation

 

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The easiest way in which to secure a great discount for corporate travel is if you happen to work for a large corporation. This is typically because large corporations use travel services far more often than any other type of customer, and can therefore negotiate some great discounts with airlines, rental car companies and various hotel chains around the world. The discounts on offer are typically in the region of 25%-40%, which obviously helps to make huge savings for a large corporation on an annual basis. You should check with your travel agent to see what deals are available to you.

 

Negotiate Rates

 

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It really doesn’t make much difference how big your company is, as you still have the ability to negotiate the rates on offer from car rental companies and hotel chains. With that being said, a hotel chain requires a company to sign a contract which specifies a minimum number of nights stay in order to secure a suitable discount. You may find that certain hotel chains are willing to offer a discount if a company promises to use their services for at least 100-150 nights a year.

 

Consistency

 

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If you consistently use the same car rental company, or stay in the same hotel, or even use the same airline, you may find that you are entitled to certain frequent flyer or user points. This basically means that the hotel, car rental firm, or airline recognizes that you regularly use their services, and in order to retain your business, they are willing to provide suitable discounts for future use.



 

Credit Cards

 

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Were you aware that certain credit card companies offer rewards programs, which often translate into cheap or discounted hotel stays, airline miles, or car rental usage? It is likely that as a business, which has employees travelling around the world, you have a corporate company credit card. However, this is your opportunity to do a little research and find out what types of rewards programs are best suited to you and your business.

 

Ask for a Discount

 

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There is no harm in asking for a discount, and as the saying goes, “If you don’t ask, you don’t get”. You may not be aware, but many hotel chains offer specific corporate rates for companies and businesses, and these corporate rates can dramatically reduce over a period of time if you, once again, use the hotel on a regular basis. If you are unsure about any of these details, you may be better off speaking to a corporate travel company, and seeing what deals and discounts they are able to provide for you.

 

Kevin Hall is a freelance blogger currently working for Teplis Travel, a leading business travel company. Kevin is a passionate traveler and loves to travel every year with his wife, Karen.



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