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A time comes when a DIY approach to travel management - where the responsibility for booking travel within a company lies with the nominated travel booker and/or travellers - becomes a liability to a growing SME.

Research takes longer due to the growing number of business trips, purchasing costs increase and all related administrative activity becomes more complex.

For many, it's not a question of if, but when, to migrate corporate travel responsibility to a professional Travel Management Company (TMC).

With three core benefits on offer is it time for your company to hand over the helm?

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Essential ingredients for a superior service

Saving time for travel arrangers

Today's proliferation of booking channels means excessive time and effort for travel arrangers seeking the best available prices. Our experts understand how to efficiently exploit this multiplicity of choice, whilst meeting the requirements of corporate policy.  And they possess the technical know-how necessary to unearth creative and viable fare options to satisfy the demands of the traveller's individual itinerary.

Saving money for the Company

An early review of your current travel policy and associated supplier agreements is essential to understand the opportunity to effect further savings for the Company. We will re-negotiate existing hotel and / or airline deals to drive down unit costs and monitor the effective penetration of such agreements. We will report in detail on usage and recommend alternative hotel properties and airline suppliers who we feel are able to provide a commensurate quality of service at a lower cost to the Company without compromising the traveller experience.

Improving control for the Company 

The provision of global reporting is an important facet of the managed travel programme for corporations today. Our flexibility in creating a bespoke reporting system will ensure timely and accurate information. 

Taking care of our Customers and their travellers

Global Traveller Tracking facilities and Security Alerts are automatically provided for all travellers in the event of any emergent situation worldwide which may impact on your travelers' itineraries. These are in addition to the service provided by our out-of-hours emergency centre. TripCase is our recommended mobile itinerary application to keep travellers and their families abreast of flight changes and cancellations.

To accelerate your travel management programme contact : 

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Made-to-Measure ROI

With a thorough understanding of your business objectives we will tailor a travel management service to save you time and money.

We'll undertake a detailed review of current business travel practice, policy and performance, exploring elements such as booking patterns, traveller behaviour and supplier agreements to unearth areas of opportunity and reveal any weaknesses. 

This comprehensive analysis provides insightful management information that will identify achievable cost savings without compromising service expectations.

To arrange a free Business Travel Performance Audit contact:

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Customised service delivers a better return on expenditure.

 

The flexibility and customisation capabilities of our systems are designed to add efficiency to your travel procurement process, ensuring cost savings opportunities are never overlooked.

Norad Travel Management's online solutions simplify the travel booking process for air, rail, hotel and car hire, whilst increasing your company's buying power, improving staff productivity and managing travel policy compliance - all via a single intuitive and customisable platform. 

Intuitive self-booking tools allow travellers & travel arrangers to make straightforward online bookings themselves, whilst remaining within the structure and control of the company travel programme and its attendant benefits. 

As a final check, our Lowest Fare Guarantee undertakes to price-match any lower equivalent available fare. 

Sophisticated management information [MI] reporting ensures complete transparency of your travel expenditure, including trend analysis and booking patterns. A valuable budgeting and planning resource, our reporting capability delivers control and insight, both online and offline.

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Whenever, wherever - we're here to help 

21st century travel is an always-on activity, which is why we remain always open to support your travel needs, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Norad passengers' personal travel preferences are automatically uploaded into each reservation. So should itinerary changes be required whilst on the move, even when in a completely different time zone, this data can be readily accessed by our out-of-hours Emergency Centre, ensuring a seamless continuation of the traveller's journey. Provide your passport details and we will proactively notify the necessary authorities in order to comply with international requirements such as Airline Passenger Information (API) checks. All personal data is confidential and is held within the terms of the Data Protection Act 1988.

 

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