Pre-COVID you could probably do a domestic business trip blindfolded. An international trip was generally more involved but still exciting never-the-less. Fast forward 20 months and travelling across domestic or international borders requires a little more pre-trip planning.
But, for businesses partnered with a dedicated travel provider like Corporate Traveller – your organisation and your travellers are in good hands.
Corporate Traveller has created a comprehensive suite of support tools and resources to help ‘uncomplicate’ your return to travel.
General Manager for Corporate Traveller Australia, Tom Walley, said one of the key items for customers was the new Time To Fly Resource Centre, which included a page for domestic travel, international destination guides, traveller checklists plus powerful country search tools and interactive maps for users to view entry requirements for the destinations they’re travelling to.
“We know so many of our customers are ready to jump back on a plane for more face-to-face meetings and networking. But business owners also want to make sure they’re meeting their duty of care obligations when it comes to traveller safety, security and business continuity,” Tom said.
“This is why we have such a broad range of tools and resources to make sure our customers and importantly their travellers feel confident to get back on a plane and travel for business.
“We have traveller tools and technology to ensure Travel Bookers and travellers have accurate and easily accessible support and information at the time of booking, prior to travel, during their trip and when they get home. And of course, help is available however you would like to receive it - in person from our Travel Consultants, online or through Sam our award-winning travel assistant app.”
Corporate Traveller’s suite of COVID support tools and resources include -:
Travel Intelligence: Time To Fly Resource Centre
Before travelling domestically or internationally be sure to visit our Time to Fly Resource Centre, which includes a country search tool that provides real-time data based on where you’re travelling to and from. The Time To Fly Centre also includes an interactive map that visually showcases which countries are open for travel and what entry requirements are in place. Both tools are powered by Corporate Traveller’s partner and global travel safety organisation, Sherpa. On the site you’ll also find pages dedicated to domestic and international travel, destination guides, as well as super handy traveller checklists.
Visit the Time To Fly Centre for -:
- Details for Healius, our pathology partner that can help you with pre-trip COVID-19 PCR tests
- Our exclusive COVID Travel Risk Assessment tool
- Information on our dedicated COVID Travel Team and internal knowledge centre
People power: The experts leading our specialists
Corporate Traveller’s team is backed by a new internal online hub and travel team, known as ‘Marco Polo’, dedicated to providing expert COVID-19 travel advice. The initiative provides Travel Consultants with a single online location and team of senior travel experts on standby to help with complex COVID customer travel requests or itineraries. The internal Marco Polo resource hub covers everything from country COVID requirements to supplier policies and crisis support. Marco Polo ensures all Corporate Traveller teams know where to find relevant information and what advice to provide customers that’s above and beyond standard travel information or processes.
Online booking tool support: Travel Safe with Savi
Stay updated on domestic travel requirements with Savi’s new TravelSafe functionality. TravelSafe provides detailed border restrictions and entry requirement details for users travelling domestically in Australia. Visible as a pop-up at the top of the booking availability screen, TravelSafe is powered by our travel safety partner, Sherpa. The domestic travel data draws on intelligence from over 2,000 official sources including government, travel and professional service organisations. Users simply click ‘View Requirements’ on the banner at the top of the booking availability page to see what’s required for interstate entry, transit and arrival. Guidance covers passport, vaccination, COVID-testing and quarantine requirements.
Savi’s functionality also supports passenger contact tracing, has a ‘Clean Hotels’ indicator and displays COVID-19 policies for airlines at point of booking.
Mobile travel assistant app: Have you met Sam :]
Sam is a powerful pocket travel assistant app powered by AI that makes sure your travellers have all the essential information they need at hand. Itineraries, notifications, updates, tips and alerts – they’re all delivered in real time, 24-7. Flight status change? No problem. Traffic jam on the way to the airport? Too easy. Border closure or travel restriction? Sam has it covered. Even better, travellers can manage their travel on the go, including making bookings - all from the palm of their hand. Every traveller and Travel Booker needs to make friends with Sam :]
Travel program advice: Travel Risk Assessment Tool
Our unique COVID Travel Risk Assessment tool assesses the level of risk in your business’s planning and procedures and identifies where there are gaps. The tool includes 12 quick questions about your program, policy, supply chain and communication capabilities. Complete the yes or no questions and you’ll receive a summary at the end that lets you know how well your business is management travel risk.
Pre-trip reminder emails
Corporate Traveller customers receive handy pre-trip itinerary and reminder emails. These helpful emails include all the key things you need to consider before travelling - your itinerary information, vaccination, border and COVID testing requirements plus links to our traveller checklists and handy pocket travel assistant mobile app Sam.