4 Big Benefits of Business TravelThere are many ways corporate travel can benefit your business, from the obvious to the more subtle. Consider the facts:
- Traveling is a great networking opportunity for any company. Whether you are hoping to complete a business deal on a trip, need your employees to attend a training event, or just want to host an event in a different location, there are networking opportunities when you land—and beforehand too. Many airlines have created lounges ideal for networking before you board, while hotels are beginning to build co-working lounge spaces for on-the-go travelers looking to build connections. If that’s not enough, a survey by Virgin Atlantic estimates that one in five people have done business with someone they met on a plane.
- Traveling can provide motivation and build company morale. Your employees will be happy to have the opportunity to travel and experience new cultures and places, leaving them engaged, motivated, and productive. Plus, corporate travel is an excellent opportunity for team building events that will bring your employees together, so that they can work better with one another when they get back to the office.
- Travel can foster creativity and inspiration. Traveling allows you to experience different cultures that can provide you with a new way of looking at things and because you never know what you’ll have to deal with on the way, it can be a great way to learn effective problem solving. Virgin Atlantic even found that one in four of those surveyed found their best ideas while on a flight.
- In-person meetings can be more effective in closing deals with more distant partners, vendors, or customers. A study by U.K. company Concur found that 98 percent of businesses believe face-to-face contact is more effective in building relationships than meetings by phone or through email. If you work with companies that are further away, even international, your business may benefit from the face-to-face communication that only traveling to meet them can afford.
WorldTravelService® Makes Business Travel Planning SimpleAt WorldTravelService®, we help corporate clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic—including DC, Maryland, Virginia, New York, and the Carolinas—plan business trips around their unique needs. We can take care of all the details of your next trip for you so that everything is streamlined, eliminating the stress of putting together a company trip. Your agent will plan and book your incentive travel trip, corporate retreat, conferences, team building events, and everything else you may need to achieve your business’s unique goals.
We know that there’s a lot to consider, especially when booking for a large group, and we provide custom corporate reports that help you better manage your financial reporting, as well as discounts to hotels and flights. We also offer 24/7 emergency support services for travelers in any location.
To learn more about the benefits of business travel or to get started planning your next trip with our DC-area corporate travel planners, contact us today!