DelSuites has provided temporary furnished apartments for business travellers in Toronto for years, and we have noticed a pattern among our customers in recent years regarding what they desire from their relocation or travel programs with their companies.
Companies are realizing that their travel and relocation programs must now ensure travel safety, be more flexible to change and arrangements based on flight changes and cancellations, and the health of the employee as well. They have to be prepared for different outcomes all while limiting the amount of cost of the overall program.
On the other hand, their business traveller wishes for convenience, leisure, and personal time to provide their best work. According to the GBTA, business travellers have specific desires for how they want to travel now.
Here are the top 5 desires for business travellers
Booking With Their Favourite Travel Suppliers And Vendors
As business travellers, after a while, they tend to pick favourites when it comes to their stay, transportation means, meals and accommodations. According to GBTA, 46% of business travellers would love to be able to choose their own travel suppliers. This could bring more consistency in performance, fewer issues during their stay, more reward points and more overall cost, depending on the suppliers they choose. DelSuites is a favourite supplier amongst travel programs for its consistency, expectations and availability in some of the most convenient locations in Toronto.
Staying An Additional Night After Their Meetings
Business travellers facing timezone changes, long commutes, and even longer meetings, can experience heavy fatigue during a business trip, especially if they are flying into Toronto from quite a long distance away. According to the GBTA, 43% of business travellers would love to decompress after their time in Toronto after their meetings and fly out the next day. This could result in more cost for the travel program, but less fatigue and better morale for the business traveller.
Booking Outside A Corporate Travel System
Some pre-existing booking systems or relationships that many organizations have to limit the choices for business travellers to choose their accommodations. Instead of enjoying something like a fully furnished DelSuite that’s conveniently located where they need to be, they might be forced to book outside of the city in a hotel with minimal amenities, if any. That’s why, according to the GBTA, 39% of business travellers are looking to book their travel on their own terms instead of using a strict travel program booking system.
Building Leisure Into Their Business Travels
If you hear from business travellers, the trip sometimes is more focused on business than the travel itself. There have been many cases where business travellers will fly into an exotic country and not really see the light of day outside of conference centers, heavy meetings and long presentations, by the time the conference or business summit is done, it’s time to fly out, not being able to see what great aspects that area has to offer. According to the GBTA, 39% of business travellers are looking to couple leisure experiences with business travel and have the company pay for it.
As you can see business travellers are looking for more personal experiences, something they can enjoy and not be stuck in a hotel somewhere outside of where they need to be. That’s why DelSuites makes a great solution for business travellers and travel programs. Our 30+ day short-term rentals, and fully furnished apartments in Toronto allow for flexibility, leisure, modern amenities and convenient locations to major shopping, business and travel hubs around the city. Making business travel easier and more enjoyable.
Read the full story from the GBTA here.
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