Discover our new Open Booking concept!
Do you recognise this? Your company has drawn up a travel policy, but your employees have different ideas. When it comes to business travel, most companies select a Travel Management Company to take care of everything, accurately and reliably. But employees often want to make their own choices – because they know the way, they want to combine the business trip with a holiday, or because they have other preferences. This is a trend many of us are faced with and one that calls for a solution: VCK Travel’s Open Booking concept!
To help our customers to deal effectively with this trend, business travellers will soon be able to use our Open Booking concept to combine the regular bookings they make through us with bookings from other suppliers. This may include local low-cost airline tickets, train tickets, ride shares (such as Uber and Lyft), Airbnb accommodations, and even tickets for exhibitions and conferences. Of course, certain conditions will apply to ensure we meet both your company’s responsibilities and the wishes of your travellers. VCK Travel will consolidate all bookings, so that we can provide you with comprehensive reports and you will continue to meet your Duty of Care obligations.
Smart solution for all your business travel
The new concept comes with our trusted support. For example, VCK Travel can still help your company draw up a travel policy, which describes the rules for booking business trips. Besides flights, this may include bookings for hotels, car rental or train journeys. Simply add any bookings not made through us to your trip details, and we’ll be able to provide you with complete, consolidated management reports via our Analytics tool. We’ll also monitor the use of safe and reliable carriers and advise you on your Duty of Care obligations.
VCK Travel’s Tripdrive platform manages the entire business trip within one platform, with the Open Booking concept at its heart. Everything can be saved in the system – from requesting to managing bookings, including aspects not booked through us. This not only includes travel reservations, but also practical matters, such as conference tickets or presentations. This way, you always have an up-to-date overview of current and future journeys at hand, as well as everything else you will need during the trip. And of course, you don’t need to worry about the security of your data, as this system fully complies with the strict regulations of the GDPR. Safe and secure, protected by our ISO 27001 certification.
The best of both worlds
Our new Open Booking concept will, of course, be subject to a number of conditions in order to make it work for all parties involved. Employees can make any booking they want, as long as the trip booked is in line with your travel policy and not more expensive than if it were booked through VCK Travel. Obviously, as an employer, you don’t want to spend more than is necessary. At VCK Travel, we monitor, manage and report on your business trips. This will keep your travellers happy, as they are free to make their own bookings, while you can rest assured that we will monitor compliance with your travel policy, tariff levels and safety. Your travellers can rely on our 24/7 support and you will duly receive your reports and invoices.
At VCK Travel, we follow all the latest trends and develop new concepts accordingly. Would you like to know more about our Open Booking service? Contact your own Account Manager or talk to our Sales department if you are not yet a customer. We’ll be happy to tell you more!
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