Online Travel Management at Its Best
Travelit, in partnership with Tourvest Travel Services, focuses on the SME (small to medium enterprises), public sector and the corporate market, with specific niche solutions for each one of these sectors. To deliver a complete end-to-end travel solution, it’s essential to provide services to procurement, HR, finance, IT, travel arrangers and authorisers, as well as the executive management team.
“Our technology enables us to configure and implement the solution based on the client’s exact requirements, to deliver on travel policy compliance, finance and authorisation controls, and process efficiencies every business is looking for within the African market,” says Wayne Muirhead, Travelit’s Chief Sales Officer.
THE TRAVEL CHALLENGE FOR SMES
The South African and African marketplaces consist of a number of challenges, the largest concern being cost savings. With Travelit, the traveller can select their requirements based on a large range of options across multiple suppliers, whilst adhering to their company’s travel policy. The company also provides an expense-management solution, and travellers receive discounted prices based on Travelit’s aggregated buying power, including individually negotiated corporate deals and web rates.
When faced with issues such as where to stay, the best airline to choose, and which car to rent, the Travelit client is provided with every available supplier to choose from – on one single platform.
Another challenge within the industry is communication with the traveller on the move. Travelit’s mobile app is designed to provide instant communication to the traveller and support the company’s duty of care programme. There is also a fully backed up 24/7 call centre to support travellers.
Authorisation, pricing, transparency and finance are also important concerns for many business owners, Wayne says. “It is extremely challenging to book your entire trip directly online,” he notes. “The travel arranger is required to jump from website to website, prices are constantly changing, and they’re further frustrated by having to wait to get the go-ahead from the manager/traveller.”
THE SIMPLE & POWERFUL SOLUTION
Travelit is the leading online travel solution within the African marketplace, with over 900 corporate travel clients, and over 30 government departments. What makes the solution truly outstanding is that no onsite implementation is required. Users gain access to the Travelit solution, which uses the latest cloud technology. This significantly reduces costs and implementation timelines.
Large clients can be set up within a matter of weeks, and smaller clients can be trading within a day.
“Travelit has worked closely with leading players in the financial services sector to deliver modern virtual credit card technology to our customers and our suppliers,” Wayne explains. He adds that this eliminates credit card fraud, dramatically improves credit card reconciliation, and provides immediate payment to the supplier for their services.
Travelit’s 375 ,000 users are supported nationwide by more than 10 leading travel-management companies. These users experience all the efficiencies and benefits of the technology, along with personalised service from a qualified travel consultant.
“Travelit is a full end-to-end travel and expense management solution, which can provide a tailored and unique travel solution to meet your exact business requirements,” Wayne concludes.