With global business travel expenditure continuing to increase and forecast to reach AED6 trillion by 2020, the chances are that your organization incurs significant T&E (travel & expenses) costs. For many companies, T&E has grown to become the second largest operational cost after salaries and here in the Middle East with the additional annual leave ticket entitlement, it is not uncommon for these expenses to account for 12% or more of a company’s annual budget. So with that in mind, the big question is “are you happy that your organization has a managed travel programme that among other things is focused on keeping these costs at an absolute minimum?” The answer is probably no and that’s where we come in.
T&E procurement in this region has failed to follow global best practices and as a result, there is a significant amount of wastage or unnecessary overspend because for many businesses there are inadequate controls in place to ensure the best possible travel ROI. And why? Simply, because for the majority of UAE-based organisations no single Travel Management Company has accountability for their entire travel programme.
Al Majid Travel has been taking care of business travel for almost 40 years and we exist for one reason and one reason only, and that is to care more about your travel than anyone else by taking ownership of your T&E. We treat every one of your travelling employees as if they are family and every dirham of your expenditure as if it is from our pocket, and this is how we do it.
We intelligently source either the lowest cost or optimally priced travel arrangements from our vast selection of suppliers including;
Experienced, dedicated Business Travel Consultants supported by Account Management and a back-office team will look after your requirements every hour of every day throughout the year. Furthermore, with heightened geopolitical uncertainties, safety is our utmost concern and we have solutions and processes in place that enable us to quickly locate your travelers and communicate important information during a crisis.
We help formulate travel policies and ensure strict compliance. Our MIS – management information system - produces a range of reports that help us to identify cost saving opportunities from airline & hotel corporate agreements, rogue approvers, late bookers and slow approvers. Control is the cornerstone of a cost-efficient travel programme.
Investment in the latest industry innovations ensures that we keep pace with global best practices and retain a regional leadership position as a best in class tech focused Travel Management Company. In quarter 4 of 2017, we will be introducing a new corporate booking tool that empowers our customers to self book putting them in control of their travel. This new system will include travel policy validation as well as many other great features that will revolutionise how business travel is booked in 2018.
If you are currently procuring your travel through multiple agencies and there is no engagement with your providers on traveler safety, travel policy compliance, management information reporting, corporate agreements, self-booking tool advantages and account management, there is a very real possibility that there are key hidden benefits, including cost-saving opportunities, waiting to be unlocked. So please get in touch as we would be very happy to give you an obligation-free assessment and objective advice.