What makes a great corporate travel consultant? Part 1.

When you’ve got the internet at the tips of your fingers, it takes a great corporate travel consultant to really stand out. But exactly what is it that makes a great corporate travel consultant and why should you choose to use one over the internet?

Great route knowledge

Getting from A to B is not always as simple as it sounds.  The best corporate travel consultants knows that it’s not always about booking the cheapest fare. Aside from the cost, at TTFN Travel your Travel Confidante will take into consideration things like:

  • Duration of flight
  • Number of segments
  • Stopover duration
  • Stopover airports & their facilities

Intimate airline and plane knowledge

Knowing your A380 from your 747 and knowing the difference between the configuration and service provided between the Qantas A380 and the Singapore Airlines A380 is what makes a great corporate travel consultant stand out. Your TTFN Travel Confidantes have intimate knowledge and keep up to date through doing plane inspections, regular visits from the airlines and travel famils so that they can offer you the best advice. This includes things like:

  • Seat width
  • Seat recline
  • Best seats on the plane
  • Cabin configuration
  • Noise levels
  • Service on flights
  • Frequent flyer programs
  • Airport lounge access

Great destinational knowledge

It sounds obvious that a travel consultant should know a destination but sometimes this is not the case. You need someone who has been there (or can talk to a team member who has been there) to advise you on things you might not have considered. These could include:

  • Travel time (instead of distance) to airport
  • What areas are best to stay in depending on your requirements
  • Local tips (avoiding the tourist trap)
  • Places to eat and drink
  • Things to watch out for / Places to avoid

Whilst all of the above information can be found on the internet, why spend hours surfing for this information when you can pick up the phone  / send through an email and get the best travel advice for you within 5 minutes. Put your trust in a TTFN Travel Confidante and you’ll see the difference it can make to your trip.

Stay tuned for part 2 of ‘What makes a great corporate travel consultant’.

Article by Nicola Billens

by titandigital - Posted on May 18, 2017 in Uncategorized
Excep from: TTFN Travel

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