At Business First Partnership, we understand that for many businesses operating globally, corporate travel plays a pivotal role in expanding opportunities, nurturing client relationships and tapping into new markets. However, navigating flight bookings, hotel reservations, travel itineraries, as well as compliance and risk management practices can seem like a complex and time-consuming exercise for your business.
Our role as a well-established TMC is to alleviate this administrative burden and deliver seamless corporate travel programmes for our clients with unparalleled levels of service.
In this blog, we explore what it means to work with a TMC and the potential benefits for your corporate travel experiences.
Bespoke, integrated solutions
We know that there cannot be a one-size-fits-all approach to travel management, and that is why we take the time to fully understand your business and its people, so that we can tailor every aspect of our offering to your specific requirements. Our innovative 360 technology suite, managed and developed in-house, aligns our services with unique client and traveller profiles, delivering a personalised experience across the board.
Approving travel expenses, finding the right fare and managing online bookings can feel time-consuming and laborious. However, by harnessing the power of technology we are able to simplify the process for our clients. Our seat-map algorithm automatically scans for availability that matches the traveller profile. We also have a range of intuitive online tools such as one-click approval capability, end-to-end control and automatic uploads of easy-to-read travel itineraries straight into your calendar.
Peace of mind
Flight delays, cancellations and security threats can derail your travel plans at great expense to your business. That is why we place risk management front and centre of our offering. With access to world-leading intelligence and live-risk maps, you will remain briefed on a range of security risks, and will be instantly notified in case of flight cancellations and disrupted connection times.
In case of emergency, we will always be there when you need us most to deliver a swift response to get your travel plans back on track and mitigate the impacts of disruption. We aim to respond to phone calls within thirty seconds and emails within the hour. We also offer all our clients 24/7 support with our trusted team of senior travel consultants.
We are proud to combine the personalised service and spirit of an independent, boutique TMC with the strong buying power expected of a large corporate. This grants us exclusive access to the best rates for air fares that your business may lack if managing corporate travel on its own, allowing you to get the most out of your business travel budget.
Business First Partnership’s in-house fares team carries out extensive auditing processes to ensure that promotions, discounts and upgrades are applied to flights wherever possible to maximise savings. We also offer a British Airways OnBusiness option for all applicable flights allowing you to redeem points before they expire. Our 360 Search platform scans fares inventories every 20 minutes to identify and immediately hold lower priced fares securing you the flight and seat closely matching your preferences at the best possible price.
Sustainability and compliancy
We combine emissions tracking, carbon budgeting and a carbon offsetting widget with a range of high quality initiatives into one intuitive dashboard. This allows you to calculate and offset the environmental impact of your travel plans at the point of reservation. Our CityAnalyser feature even ranks hotels by their environmental performance, allowing you to incorporate environmentally conscious decision-making into every aspect of travel planning.
Time well spent
Time is one of the most valuable assets your business has, and that means efficiency is paramount. Managing corporate travel in-house can eat into your time and hamper overall productivity. That is why partnering with a TMC to outsource travel management is a smart strategic move for your business. By placing your trust in us, you allow your team to focus more time and energy on core business activities, while our travel experts handle the logistical intricacies of delivering a secure, personalised, and sustainable corporate travel programme.