An engaged and motivated employee is a foundation of a successful business. For companies who often send their employees abroad for business engagements, earned perks from their frequent travels are one of the ways to can keep them motivated and make their journey more enjoyable and satisfying.
From points to upgrades, here are some perks that business travellers should not miss on their next business trip.
- Frequent Flyer Points
It’s a fact that flights can be the most tiring and tedious part of the business travel. However, frequent business travel through airplane is also an opportunity to rack up those Frequent Flyer Points. Business travellers who regularly fly from one location to another and use their preferred airline can get points which accumulate over time. These points can be exchanged for upgrades, free flights and even merchandise from the airlines.
The Simple Dollar ranks the top frequent flyer programs of 2017. You can check it out to see the best airlines that offer the best programs, though the availability of these programs may depend on your location.
- Access to Airport Lounges
Along with the Frequent Flyer Points come Status Points from the airlines which can be used to access special airline lounges. If the business traveller arrived at the airport earlier than planned, they can go to the lounge to rest and relax. Providing a quieter environment with comfortable chairs and other premium amenities such as working stations and restaurants is the perfect way for the business traveller to ease up before a long flight.
- Hotel Room Upgrades
Business travellers who often travel to the same destination have higher chance to join the loyalty program offered by their favourite hotel. Joining hotel loyalty programs is a great way to score an upgrade or two on future check-ins. Furthermore, hotels are more likely to reward regular customers, handing out upgrades to those they recognise as frequent guests at their hotel.
- Extensions or Stopovers
More and more companies these days offer their frequent business travellers with all-expense paid trips to exciting locations near the business destination. This extra time for leisure activities could be an opportunity to actually travel while on a business travel; a chance to really experience the destination and have a bit of fun outside the office.