Make business travel worry-free

Ensure you're covered for accidents, illnesses and emergencies Probably one of the most important items on every traveller's must-have list is travel insurance. Sales and marketing manager Simmy Micheli, which is underwritten by Santam, says that accidental injuries, rather than illnesses, account for more than half of the value of claims it receives. Last year, for instance, the company had an R230,000-claim from a 43-year-old traveller who fell downstairs and suffered a concussion while visiting Zimbabwe, and an R650,000 claim from a 40-year-old who slipped at a pool in Mauritius. Further statistics show that about 15% of claims are from travellers who cancel their prepaid trips and, here, the most common cause is a medical emergency. One of the best benefits of a travel policy, Micheli says, is the medical cover.
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8 tips on how to prepare for a business trip

Travelling for business is often a necessary evil, depending on your job and workload, but if the trip is well organised, you can get all the work done that you need to finish before returning home. It is important that you take some time to prepare for your business trip so that you can be as organised and efficient as possible while you are away.

Planning business trips is already stressful and chaotic, so you want to have everything in place before you go so that the trip is productive and as enjoyable as possible. You should avoid leaving everything until the day before you go away so that you don’t have to deal with any added pressure on the days leading up to your trip. Here are eight tips on how you can best prepare for a business trip and the different things you will want to consider.
Make Sure You Have a Passport… and One That it is Valid This may seem like an obvious thing to do before any trip, but you will be surprised at how many people forget their passport before they g…

How to get the most value out of travel, for companies and employees

Corporate travel has been on an unprecedented growth trajectory in recent years. As business models become increasingly global, companies will spend $1.7 trillion by 2022to send their employees travelling around the world. Corporate travel is the top growth market with Australia’s travel market, jumping 11 per cent to 21.3 million travellers in the 12 months to March 2018 and with business travel spend increasing 6 per cent to over $16 billion in the same period. In fact, the prospect of travel and having a good corporate travel policy has become a recruitment question and a means of attracting talent for many companies. Our travel policy data found that 44% of business travellers would actually leave a job due to poor travel policy, while 50% say that a company’s travel policy would impact their decision to take a job. With travel now having a direct impact on a businesses’ bottom line, we’re seeing examples of greater flexibility in travel policies to reflect the desire, status and e…

How to Have A Productive Business Trip?

Do not only fill you planner with things that are work related, you can spare time for yourself and take a break. Frequently, companies look for the cheapest flights in order to save a little money but this may contribute to lost time and unnecessary exhaustion. If you have a long flight, take advantage of the time you have on the plane. Making business travel bookings through TravelManor, and taking business trips are usually fast and can be stressful. In some cases, if we are not prepared ahead of time, we can suffer from negative external impacts such as flight delays, loss of luggage, jetlag, loss of time on transfers and waits in security lines. Knowing that these factors can hardly be eliminated, what can be done to minimize them in order to have a more productive business trip? During business trips, people tend to deliver a lot of information and receive a lot of information as well. This process usually happens in a short amount of time. That is why being organized is crucial. Fi…

Allow A Business Travel Agency To Deal With The Hassle Of Corporate Tours

So your company has given you a chance to travel for a corporate trip and since you think it’s a huge deal, you are pretty much flustered about it. New place, new people, new food — new everything!

Oh, and not to mention the reason you are travelling. Your work of course!

Can you imagine the hassle of dealing with everything while also being excited to travel? The pressure is definitely real. Fortunately for us, we live in the 21st century where modern-day corporate problems have modern-day solutions, and modern-day corporate tours have agencies that specialise in corporate travel management!

Allow me to elaborate.

What are Business travel agencies? They are often recognized as a travel management company, like TravelManor. These companies help people on corporate tours by managing and maintaining their corporate tour efficiently and effectively. Even though you can never be sure if all agencies are providing good quality service, you always have the chance to explore until you find the o…

Your next work trip shouldn't be confined to soulless airports and generic hotels

‘Bleisure’ travel can help improve productivity and staff retention rates. TAKE BUSINESS TRAVEL, add in a dash of leisure and you get the portmanteau of ‘bleisure’ — a rising trend in the travel industry.

Work trips, once strictly just for business, are now being blended with extra days to take in sightseeing and downtime.

Research from the University of East London (UEL), commissioned by London City Airport, suggested that most people agree that bleisure travel increases their well-being when they return to work, while roughly three in five say such trips contribute to increased productivity.

A further survey by the National Car Rental 2019 State of Business Travel, released this month, found that half of millennials leverage bleisure travel as a work perk and book a holiday around a business trip.

From my own experience, as both a benefactor and beneficiary of bleisure, it’s a fantastic opportunity for both the employee and employer.

If you are considering introducing new travel policie…

How to Have a Luxury Trip for Much Less Than You Think

We, at TravelManor, found this article on luxury traveling and we like the idea of turning a business trip into a luxury trip - with the help of a reliable business travel agency.
A high-end vacation doesn’t have to mean spending big dollars. Here are 10 cities where you can have upscale experiences without paying premium prices. Luxury travel can be experienced in two ways: by paying top dollar or by paying less. Given the choice, wouldn’t you pick the latter? Of course, the idea of what luxury travel is can differ depending on the person. For some, it means hotels with butlers and fancy sheets and flying first class; for others, it’s about hitting three-Michelin-starred restaurants and hiring the occasional private guide and car with a driver. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter how you define high-end travel. What matters is that it doesn’t have to be had at a premium price.
Here, 10 destinations where you can save money on an upscale trip without sacrificing a feeling of luxury. Temple of the Sacred …