Corporate Traveller launches the SME Travel Toolkit  

Must-read series providing expert guidance, tools and tips for business travel in the pandemic era

1st February 2022

As the backbone of the UK economy, SMEs are playing a central role in fuelling post-pandemic recovery and spearheading the return of the business traveller. Corporate Traveller is already seeing a positive trajectory for 2022 with a bookings uplift of 60 per cent month-over-month in *January, boosted by the Government’s recent decision to ease travel restrictions. This indicates a strong desire for in-person meetings and gatherings for successful business development, customer retention and networking.

To support this vital segment, Corporate Traveller has unveiled the ultimate SME Travel Toolkit to give small business owners a helping hand as they adapt to the new normal and begin travelling again.  

As the dominant player in the SME travel space which counts more than 1,500 team members serving over 16,000 customers globally, Corporate Traveller has tapped three decades of industry expertise to compile this easy-to-digest complimentary resource.

Available to read and download via the Corporate Traveller website, the 10-part monthly series tackles the most pressing concerns for SMEs. The SME Travel Toolkit will also set out to address the myths of managed travel programmes by taking readers through the benefits of enlisting a business travel pro that you can trust and rely upon.

Andy Hegley, Corporate Traveller’s UK General Manager recognises that many are faced with a new set of challenges, especially when trying to navigate international travel in the pandemic-era.

“Travel today can be an overwhelming experience. The world has changed, which for budget conscious SME’s, has created a more confusing environment especially for those who previously handled their own travel and simply don’t know where to start,” said Hegley.

“With restrictions easing in the UK and around the world, the desire to travel and connect face-to-face has increased for businesses… as have the complications. Through our new SME Travel Toolkit, we have set out to share our deep industry knowledge to help small business owners decide how to plan and travel easily and safely.”

With the first chapter launching 1 February, readers can expect to benefit from a variety of educational assets to help improve and inform their business travel choices. From providing guidance on how to craft the perfect policy to securing the best rates, controlling and tracking spending to keeping your people safe, Corporate Traveller promises to discuss the issues that are troubling SMEs while offering practical advice.

In keeping with the company’s customer centric approach, the SME Travel Toolkit will also share details of real-life client issues resolved with Corporate Traveller’s help and support. Useful checklists and other downloadable tools will be offered too.

While it is envisaged this content will mostly appeal to growing businesses that typically organise their own travel, it may also benefit companies looking for advice as they reconsider their own programmes in the year ahead.

Hegley added: “No two clients are alike – nor too large or small for our assistance. With the SME Toolkit series, we are helping businesses identify the best route and resources needed to maximise their productivity and savings without cutting corners or compromising on safety as they propel their businesses forward in this changed world.”

Notes to Editors

Booking period referenced runs from 1 to 25 January.

View SME Travel Toolkit