When it comes to business travel savings, we are in a league of our own.
10-24 % lower travel costs
TravelpoolEurope is the world's only member-owned shared service center for travel procurement. That means we offer unique, smarter ways to buy and manage business travel.
We exist for our members. And that is not just a figure of speech. We exist for our members because we are owned by our members. It is the very DNA of our business model and price structure, and we can prove it. Documented figures show members save 10-24 % annually on their corporate travel spend.
What makes TravelpoolEurope different?
Travel is a very challenging category to manage. It requires buying power, detailed market intelligence to find the best prices, and experience to keep a watchful eye on your travel procurement.
TravelpoolEurope acts as your outsourced travel team to perform all of these tasks. Joining forces with other members helps you achieve so much more than would be possible alone. And as a member association and not-for-profit company, all the benefits are passed on to you.
Our unique structure brings you four crucial benefits:
No business can be an expert at everything. In today's ultra-competitive market, more and more companies are concentrating on their core competencies while outsourcing non-core activities to specialists with the relevant knowledge and economies of scale.
TravelpoolEurope does exactly that for you when it comes to managing your travel needs. On your behalf we will:
- Source and manage your supplier deals
- Source and manage your online (booking tool) and offline (travel management company) booking providers
- Manage and advise on travel policy
- Regularly identify and act on savings opportunities
- Manage your expense reporting process
We purchase in volume on behalf of our total memeber base, and that means lower prices for everyone. Documented price audits prove that you will save an additional 5-22% on supplier pricing by buying through us.
Among the suppliers with which we have favourable rates are:
- Car rental companies
- Conference and meeting venues
- Credit card providers
- Insurance providers
Buying travel is not the same as buying stationery. It is a fast-moving, dynamic marketplace of immense (and often hidden) complexity that requires specialised attention.
Our experts have many years of experience in every aspect of travel-related sourcing, from finding the best fares for a trip to spotting the many pricing traps in a travel management company contract. We also have deep insights into technology and process management, which can have a major influence on total travel costs.
Joining TravelpoolEurope means you have only one relationship to manage for all your travel requirements - us. We handle all transactions and communications worldwide with travel suppliers, making life much simpler for your administrative teams and travelling employees.
Here are just a few of the time-consuming processesing tasks we take off your hands:
- Managing travellers' credit card relationships
- VAT reclamation throughout the European Union
- Handling the expense management process for travellers
- Policy deviation reporting
- Complaints to suppliers