Purchasing travel management
Purchasing a business travel concept is a complex process. We understand that your organization’s needs play a vital role, and we can help you navigate the complexities.
The purchasing process
Schiphol Travel is part of LCC, one of the largest independent business travel organizations in the world. With an annual turnover exceeding 6 billion euros and branches in over 80 countries, the LCC network has huge purchasing power. Nevertheless, total volume is not a pivotal factor in determining our purchase price.
Total cost of ownership
Determining the price of an airline ticket is highly dependent on the use of concepts such as Smart Ticketing and Global Fare Brokerage. These concepts are in turn highly dependent on the travel consultant's experience and education, and the tools they work with. In general, the higher the consultant's level of education and the more experience they have, the higher the savings will be. It is therefore important for you as a buyer to pay particular attention to the ticket prices available and not only at the brokerage fee, which is typically lower than the potential savings.
The aforementioned concepts come into their own when online bookings are checked separately by your company's permanent Account Manager. In many cases, the permanent Account Manager will be able to offer bookings with these concepts at more competitive prices and will also be able to provide active guidance regarding your company's travel policy. It is therefore important to include ticket prices as well as transaction costs in the tendering process.
Another important element is the management and efficiency of the application, approval, and booking process. Schiphol Travel can help your company with effective tools that seamlessly link to your company's internal systems.
Finally, Schiphol Travel not provides guidance regarding your company's travel policy, we also offer insight into cost awareness among managers through active videos. These videos show managers at every level of the organization which travelers are traveling out of policy, the reason for this, and the costs involved. This helps increase cost awareness, and together we aim for a lower average ticket value within your organization. High-quality insight helps foster this awareness.
With the right tools, we can significantly reduce the average ticket value within your organization. It is important to include the intended development of average ticket values in the tendering process. As an organization, we specialize in reducing your average ticket value. Lower ticket prices and a decrease in the average ticket value via the above methods almost always exceed the total brokerage fee we ask for.
Reduction in average ticket values
The total volume and LCC’s huge purchasing power are not pivotal factors in determining our purchase price. It is vital to also look at the total cost of ownership.
Specialist in global fare brokerage
Our LCC partnership makes us an expert in global fare brokerage. We have access to local fares all over the world, enabling us to offer the lowest fares for all your business trips and crew movements.
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