The Silicon Review
Business travel is an important component in the running of modern multi-national companies. Advancements in technology such as virtual meetings and digital transfer of documents are a big plus for today’s travel market, but many businesses rely on meeting client’s face-to-face and global networking. Managing staff’s corporate travel arrangements has become an increasingly important consideration, as businesses cope with budget restraints, rising travel costs and limited availability in key business destinations. Staff morale and safety, while on business, are ever-increasing concerns as well. A corporate Travel Management team will focus on enhancing cost saving alongside improved reporting to provide future efficiency. They are also responsible for ensuring that colleagues travel safely, and that all relevant travel policies are complied with.
TravelPerk is one such next-generation business travel platform pioneering the future of corporate business travel. TravelPerk’s all-in-one platform gives travelers the freedom they want whilst providing companies with the control they need. The result is saved time, money, and hassle for everyone. It has the world’s largest travel inventory alongside powerful management features, 24/7 customer support, state-of-the-art technology and consumer-grade design, all of which is enabling companies worldwide to get the most out of their travel. The company is building a platform that gives travelers the freedom to travel the way they want with no micromanagement. They are creating an experience that puts them first.
Set up your travel policy, adjust it when you want, and automate the rest. You set the rules and processes within the platform, leaving your travelers free to book for themselves while staying within policy. Small and medium-sized businesses like yours need flexibility from a travel partner. A traditional travel management agency cannot offer custom corporate travel solutions. TravelPerk’s travel platform stays as agile as your business and ready for any challenge. Its solution allows you to streamline your corporate travel management workflows with ease and boost your efficiency. View, track, and manage all your travelers’ data in real time. No more emailing back and forth—both you and your travelers get clarity throughout the booking process.
24/7 support: Receive round-the-clock support from real humans working at a 15-second response time.
Online booking: A one-stop search tool that aggregates the world’s largest selection of travel options, including Expedia, Airbnb, Trainline, and more.
Risk management: The TravelCare tool provides real-time alerts on local strikes, health situations & crises.
FlexiPerk: Cancel any flight, hotel, car, or train at any time, and receive 80 percent of your money back.
VAT recovery: Automatize your VAT reclaim and save 20 percent of business travel spend a year.
GreenPerk: Offset 100 percent of carbon emissions by investing directly in globally certified carbon offsetting projects.
Revolutionary Corporate Travel Solutions Offered
GreenPerk: It lets your company offset 100 percent of the carbon emissions (CO₂) generated during business travel automatically through its platform on a per-trip basis. You pay €5 (charged in your local currency) per ton of CO₂ emissions for each business trip to offset all of the carbon. Prices per trip depend on travel choices (for exa percent of the total trip price. Get access to real-time tracking with its CO₂ emissions dashboard, giving you visibility into how much CO₂ your company is emitting and displacing. They empower you with the data you need to make the right decisions when tailoring your travel management program—which can also help you save money. Even if you haven’t signed up for GreenPerk, you’ll still be able to see actionable data about your company’s carbon emissions in the reporting section of the TravelPerk platform.
FlexiPerk: With it you pay a 10 percent fee on every trip your travelers make. This allows them to cancel anytime up until two hours before they travel and get minimum 80% of the trip refunded. All refunds are given as credit on the TravelPerk platform. Any part of a business trip can be refunded, whether it’s a flight, hotel, train, or car. Simply contact its Customer Care team via chat, phone, or email and you’ll see your refund in as little as seven days.
The Leader Upfront
Avi Meir is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of TravelPerk.