As with any industry, business travel comes with endless old wives’ tales and urban legends of how to get the most for your money.
‘I’ve heard Tuesday afternoons are the best time to book flights’
‘I’ve heard policy compliance is a farce, it’s actually impossible to get any higher than 50%’
‘I’ve heard if you book a train ticket under the light of a full moon it knocks off half the price’
Yep, we’ve certainly heard some corkers over the years, but before we get carried away, we’ve debunked 4 business travel myths you just don’t need to believe.
Myth #1: You need to put your own time into searching for the best rates
Google has become everyone’s best friend. You know that if you’ve got the time, it’s there to help you trawl the internet to find the best price for your trip. While you might find satisfaction in closing all those internet tabs of different websites when you’ve finally found ‘the one’, it doesn’t have to be that way.
The business travel industry is changing, and business travel agents are moving towards booking tools that channel aggregated content from across the web. All the best prices, in one place. Click Travel allows you to save time and get maximum choice when searching for hotel, flights and trains for your next business trip, and it’s free to use.
Myth #2: You can only reach business travel agents via phone
Way back when, you’d book business travel by picking up the phone, sitting through a switchboard and some horrendous hold music and eventually getting through to someone. Only to have a long-winded conversation about what it is you wanted to book in the first place.
Thankfully, the latest business travel booking tools have answered our prayers and now provide live chat options. If you’re unable to complete your booking yourself or need some assistance when using Click Travel, you can live chat with an agent within the app.
Myth #3 Policy compliance is difficult to influence
If you correctly implement a travel policy for your organisation, you can guide booker behaviour towards better travel choices. Communication of your travel policy is key, but that doesn’t just mean sticking it on your company’s intranet.
www.clicktravel.com offers the option to build your travel policy into the booking tool, so users can see what options are compliant when they make their search. This makes it easier for them to make a choice from all their in policy options, instead of jumping straight to their favourite out of policy option.
Myth #4 Booking far in advance is the only way to save money
If your plans are set in stone, it will always be cheaper to buy tickets in advance, as opposed to on the day you travel. But this isn’t the only way you can knock pounds of the price.
Using a platform like ours will show you all the prices available for the same travel products in one place. Access to a wide array of content, including any negotiated rates, is key to being sure you get the best rate every time.
Our platform will indicate to you the cheapest price in your search so you don’t have to work out whether 2 singles are cheaper than a return, or whether flying later halves your price.
So there you have it! 4 business travel myths that could have pulled the wool over your eyes. Not all business travel agents are out to trip you up!
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