Many corporates are finding that their pre-Covid travel policies simply don’t reflect how their organisation travels or plans to travel now that restrictions are easing in some parts of the world. For example, guidelines that encourage travellers to book travel as far in advance as possible now seem unrealistic and so TMCs are supporting corporates in changing policies to allow for new cost saving strategies.
With many organisations now testing a return to corporate travel by permitting domestic and local trips only, train travel is set to become a more important part of many corporate travel programmes. Ideally travellers would be able to book in advance to secure the best rates, but for those who remain tentative to commit to trips until nearer the day SeatFrog offers an alternative way of saving, while also achieving a more comfortable journey.
The app gives travellers the chance to bid for first class seats - if they’re successful then SeatFrog will send them a new e-ticket for their upgraded journey.
When it comes to booking hotels, corporates are similarly hesitant to book in advance in case plans fall foul of newly imposed restrictions. Implementing the use of tools such as TripBam, which continues to search for better rates even after you have booked, can help to reduce the cost of a trip without having to plan too far ahead.