How can SMEs best manage their business travel?
Business travel represents a large part of expenditure, making it a daunting challenge for small and medium-sized companies.
This should be the first concern for frequent travellers. Opt for the business versions of travel passes to benefit from advantages and preferential rates: the AccorHotels Business Plus card, BizTravel by Air France-KLM, Thalys Corporate Fares by Thalys (in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany) and Europcar, which is a partner of AccorHotels.
Early travel planning
Even if you can’t organise all your appointments ahead of time, it’s still possible to plan key events one to three months in advance, such as trade fairs and conferences, so you can find the best fares before demand increases.
Choose low-cost options
Collaborative and low-cost solutions are emerging every year (low-cost flights, chauffeur-driven car rental, car-share websites, etc.). These are usually far more advantageous than traditional services. Because they’re so keen to save on expenses, VSEs and SMEs are often the first to try these innovative solutions out.
Be flexible and creative when booking
Using centralised solutions
Let an expert manage costs
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- ACCORHOTELS BUSINESS OFFER Receive your negotiated rates by booking in your preferred hotels from our network of over 3,500 worldwide!
- BUSINESS PLUS MULTI-BRAND CARD This flexible offer is tailored to individual travellers as well as companies and offers up to 20% discount on hotel nights worldwide.
- CORPORATE CONTRACTS Customised contracts! Select your preferred destinations and hotels and we will offer you an annual contract with specially negotiated terms and rates.