Booking business travel isn’t fun. Plus not everyone can afford, or justify, a travel agency. That leaves the rest of us doing it the way everyone else does: booking online. Despite all their claims to the contrary, these sites don’t always offer what a sensible person would call a “deal.” That said, until recently there really wasn’t an easy way to compare prices from different airlines, hotels, and car rental agencies, and most people don’t have the time to price shop each one individually.
To make matters worse, when your traveling for business you’re not usually in control of when the travel happens, where you have to go, or where you can stay. You more or less have to take what’s offered deal-wise, and all the grumbling in the world won’t change what it costs.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Enter Divvy Travel. Divvy Travel can help you get significant discounts on all of your travel pricing. And, as part of our completely free expense management tool, it comes with a host of features designed to help you save money, save time, and spend smarter.
Here’s how Divvy Travel can save you more
Let’s start by examining how much a company normally spends on travel. According to J.P. Morgan, middle-market businesses spend an average of $2,520,000 a year on travel and related expenses. That’s not a small expense and your business probably spends similar amounts of money on travel.
Travel sites aren’t really helping the problem. 95% of online travel sites (and, by extension, their deals) are owned and operated by Expedia and Priceline. Those two corporations control everything (which is likely why you see a lot of the same deals popping up when you’re shopping around).
Now let’s go back to the numbers, and assume that the $2.5 million figure was arrived at with most companies using travel sites, and not booking directly. Divvy can save you up to 50% off the prices listed on travel sites. Let’s be conservative and say you save only 20% on average. That still means that you could be saving $500k a year. Who doesn’t want that?
There’s more to Divvy than just travel
Divvy’s corporate travel management is just one feature of an in-depth expense management platform.
With Divvy, you can issue both physical and virtual cards to your team members in order to better monitor your spending. You’ll also get real-time visibility into your spending, so you’re never blindsided by surprise expenses. Divvy also completely eliminate expense reports, which means you don’t need to worry about keeping receipts (unless you really want them for your receipt collection). Oh, did we mention Divvy is free? Because it is. Seriously.
Stop blowing your budget on expensive travel and stop wasting time trying to comb through all the different sites trying to get the best deals. Let us help you and your company save time, money, and make business travel easier for everyone in your organization.