You’ve been assigned the task of planning the travel to and from the biggest event in your company’s corporate calendar. How do you ensure it all goes smoothly?
Planning corporate travel can be challenging and can quickly go wrong if details have been overlooked. Even when you think you have mitigated all the risks, unforeseen events such as train strikes, adverse weather or industrial action can create an crisis in minutes.
Wouldn’t it be better if your company had already weighed up the financial and time-related benefits of engaging a ground transport management company?
Business travel, like most outsourced costs, can become expensive if travel plans have not been optimised. Working with transport management experts can dramatically reduce the cost of your annual business travel. No more booking with different suppliers, struggling to keep track of costs and last-minute panic buying.
Ensuring that you have adequate disaster recovery in place will also give your staff support and peace of mind. This could include 24-hour response and vehicles secured at a guaranteed rate.
So what do you need to consider when looking for the right ground transport management company? Here are a few tips.
Make sure you are at the forefront of the latest technology associated with corporate travel. The ability to book online with a digital platform that seamlessly integrates with your company’s intranet will streamline the process and save time. Access to bespoke management information reporting will put you in the driving seat – and in control of your budget.
It’s essential you have a dedicated account manager on hand, to ensure your transport needs are met with ease and efficiency. Look for a company that offers a 24/7 service, to ensure you always have access to the help and guidance you require at any time.
Best available market pricing
Cost saving is at the forefront of corporate travel solutions, so securing access to the best available market pricing is paramount. Ideally, you should have access to a vast network of travel suppliers.
Access to a national audited supply base of coach operators and high quality vehicles is essential. The choice of thousands of vehicles, ranging in size from mini coaches and double-deckers to luxury VIP coaches, chauffeur-driven cars and taxi fleets will guarantee that you always have the vehicle you want, whenever you need it.
The Kings Ferry Group has access to the UK’s leading and largest network of fully audited operators. It offers complete ground transport management, including contingency planning and disaster recovery. As specialists in providing transport for business, their clients include See Tickets and Glastonbury Festival as well as UEFA Champions League Final events.
Working with a company that understands the importance of making a good impression is key. The Kings Ferry will not only arrange your transport but also make sure that there is a contingency plan in place, to ensure you arrive on time and in style.
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