If you’re one of the many organisations focused on local-based ground transportation solutions instead of thinking about the bigger picture, you could be wasting time that doesn’t need to be wasted. We’re sure you’d agree that it’s time-intensive to scour local suppliers to find the best fit for travelling employees. And this wastes time, but it also indirectly wastes money.
The time and money you save could be re-allocated and used more efficiently in your travel management team.
Read on to find out more about the solution to the old-fashioned localised mindset.
Your ground transportation programme should reflect your global mindset
You have big plans; you’re planning world domination! Or something to that effect…Your mindset might be set on the bigger picture, but your ground transportation actions don’t match. Spending your time finding local suppliers who are dependable, trustworthy and safe for your travellers, might seem like a worthwhile task, but it isn’t the best use of your time. It’s time-consuming.
We’re not diminishing the importance of all those qualities, in fact, quite the opposite. What if you could find vetted, licensed and trustworthy ground transportation providers in one app?
We’re not just talking about your standard ride-hailing experience; this is an all-in-one platform for all your corporate Ground Transportation Management (GTM) needs. Wherever your employees need to do business, they can access a list of your pre-approved suppliers through one platform. Book a ride to suit the business need – limousine, executive cars, licensed taxis, or ride-hailling cars.
A GTM platform can remove the issues caused by booking international ground transportation.
So, what else can a platform like this offer you? (There are many features, these are just a few!)
Integrate your favourite, trusted suppliers
It’s hard to say goodbye to such trustworthy suppliers, so you don’t have to. Bring them with you and we can integrate them into your new GTM solution. Alongside other popular ride-hailing options, give your travelling employees a choice and empower them to book their own rides – but within your policy.
31% of business travellers don’t comply with their company’s travel policy. Suppose travel policy compliance is a problem you’re noticing. In that case, you should consider finding a solution that enables you to build your programme around your existing travel policy, not the other way around. This is easy to do with an integrated GTM solution. It means you’re minimising booking out of policy by making it effortless for the booker to book rides, expense and understand and comply with your travel policy.
Tracking employees wherever they are
Sounds a bit “Big Brother”, but it’s all in the name of safety. Safety is still a concern for business travellers; 46% of travel managers say they saw an increase in enquiries about personal safety. Tracking orders means you can help minimise anxiety around safety when travelling, and it also eases your worry as the global travel manager.
Travelling across multiple countries can be daunting for travellers, but knowing their journeys are tracked, they can feel at ease and work on the go, or sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. Knowing you’re in safe hands when travelling to and from your hotel is crucial when travelling away from home.
Extra tip: try and work with a ground travel solution provider who offers 24/7 chat functionality for employees. Support is essential as you travel, so being able to contact a real human (not just a chatbot) to discuss ground travel issues can comfort your travellers.
Customise local travel policies easily
Security and health and safety issues can crop up unexpectedly; COVID-19 is just one example of this. Although it’s impossible to predict the future, you can make sure you’re prepared to quickly and easily update your local travel policies. With a GTM platform, you can do just that.
You have a duty of care to your travelling employees, and safety shouldn’t be overlooked.
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