As a nonprofit executive, you are already well versed in stretching every hour of your work day and every dollar of your budget as far as it will go. You search for ways to streamline your office’s processes and methods. You strive for efficiency. When you travel, you hunt for the best deals and schedules to make the most of your time away from the office and travel funds. And there are special needs for non-profit corporate travel management such as complex visa requirements, pre-trip medical needs, remote area travel, and immediate disaster relief planning, that make your job daunting.
So have you ever considered relying on a travel management company to help you reach your business travel goals? Travel companies like BlueOrange Travel make efficiency easier for nonprofits. Through industry connections, vast and specific expertise and a passion for finding the best travel deals and solving the complex problems, BlueOrange is able to help you do your job better.
The Questions to Ask When Considering a Travel Management Company for Your Nonprofit
Does your Nonprofit have access to the best deals?
Travel Management Companies (TMCs) like BlueOrange Travel are well connected in the travel industry. By working closely with large networks like the Tzell Travel Group and the Signature Travel Network, TMCs are able to tap into a vast network of travel vendors and professionals who are willing to find the very best rates and schedules. Additionally, TMCs have personal relationships with hotels, airlines and other service providers worldwide. By utilizing these connections, that provide travel schedules that fit your business and rates that fit your budget.
Can your Nonprofit coordinate a large group?
Whether you are planning a single-person flight for a face-to-face meeting or if you need to travel with a large group on a humanitarian mission, a Travel Management Company (TMC) can make the booking process seamless. An agent is essential when there are last minute changes to passenger lists or hotel reservations or in coordinating the elaborate details of your group’s travel. Because of a TMC’s experience and relationships with vendors, they are able to meet your group’s needs and unexpected changes to your schedule. Leave yourself free to focus on your business by letting a travel agency like BlueOrange Travel worry about these details.
Is your Nonprofit experienced enough in travel to advocate for itself?
When questions arise about your destination, an TMC is able provide suggestions, ideas and valuable insight into the culture, atmosphere and infrastructure where you’re traveling. Rely on them to share tips to make it through airport security smoothly, the best way to go from the airport to your hotel, or an activity to enjoy when you are free from business.
Your time and energy is best focused on your nonprofit work, and a TMC like BlueOrange Travel understands that you can’t sit on hold waiting for a customer service or booking agent. With expertise and understanding, a travel management company is able to expedite the process to find an answer your question or to plan the details of your trip. Focus on your important work and leave the travel planning to the TMC. Plus, if a flight is cancelled because of bad weather or if you missed your connection, count on an expert like BlueOrange Travel to reroute you and lessen your stress levels.
Does your Nonprofit understand the fine print?
You are an expert in your field, let your TMC be the expert in theirs. While you should always read the fine print in your ticket and travel documents, a quality travel agent will understand what is said and how that impacts you. Rely on the expertise of a TMC like BlueOrange to help you make the best possible travel plan for you and your nonprofit.
Does your Nonprofit have time to waste on travel planning?
Rather than searching the internet for the best travel deals or instead of sitting on hold with your airline or vendor for hours, a travel advisor can plan your entire trip. With destination-specific recommendations, you can free your time and still feel good about your flight schedules, hotel options and overall budget. Let your nonprofit business thrive by passing off the travel planning to a professional.
Your nonprofit needs a travel management company that has industry connections, first-hand knowledge of the field and the desire to support companies like yours doing their important work. BlueOrange Travel is an New York City-based company that provides personal expertise and vast networks in the industry to make sure you get the best deals and schedules. Contact BlueOrange to discuss options and to start planning your next corporate trip.