Travel Booking

Travel Booking

A truly comprehensive business travel service

Your specialist GDG travel team is never more than a phone call away, 24/7. No matter what your business travel need, get in touch and we’ll be able to provide expert assistance.

Flights

Access a full range of global airlines including all no-frills carriers. Benefit from our deeply discounted negotiated fare programme as well as direct negotiation on your behalf on your most frequently used routes.

Accommodation

From major international brands through to independent properties, “budget” brands, local B&Bs and long stay apartments we cover all the options no matter what your budget or location. We can also build and fully manage a preferred property programme for you to further reduce costs.

Rail

Complete coverage of the UK and wider world’s rail network with access (where available) to ticket printing machines, tickets on departure and self printing ticket options as well as a full UK season ticket management service. Including Eurotunnel and Eurostar.

Car Hire

Access the very best car-hire rates across the globe including preferred rates which TMG hold, client specific negotiated rates and full access to various online aggregators to ensure best pricing for each and every request.

Ferries

Full access to all available options for your sea based travel requirements.

Passport & Visa

A full passport and visa procurement service including access to discounted visa rates and full processing of applications and direct access to digital downloads of all applicable forms you need to complete. Visa requirement flagging (at the point of booking) and passport expiry reminders (held within your traveller profile) are all part of our service.

Airport Parking & Lounges

Full management of your airport parking needs (including meet and greet services) as well as securing you a place away from the terminal hustle and bustle in an Executive Lounge.

Airport Assistance

In need of special assistance at an airport be it UK or Overseas? We can provide meet and greet assistance at most airports to speed you through the terminal, immigration etc. We’re also able to arrange for airside transfers should you have a very tight connection.

Business Taxis

Need a business taxi either in the UK or overseas? then we can help with a full range of options from budget taxis through to luxury limos and English speaking drivers and, or guides at your overseas destination. We can arrange simple airport transfers and also all/ multi-day driver and taxi hire if you’ve got multiple meetings/ events to attend.

Venue Finding

We offer a full venue finding service whether you are looking for a room for a small meeting through to requiring a conference room and accommodation for a multi-night event (UK or overseas) then our Venues experts are there to find the perfect host based on your needs and budget.

Conference Management

If you’re after more than just venue finding then that’s where our expert sister division GDG Events come in to play they offer full event management including; delegate management, registration, creative delivery, marketing communications, activities, entertainment, guest speakers, dining…. a full event management service.

Expense Management

We work with many of the leading expense management systems to enable our clients to enjoy a smooth and simple expense reconciliation process. We’ve also developed our own bespoke system with a UK specialist partner.

Traveller Tracking & Security

We’ve got the ability to locate any of your travellers at a time of crisis or emergency meaning that if anyone is potentially in harms way or likely to be affected by a major strike we can pro-actively contact them and put in place contingency plans.

Travel Policy implementation & review

A core strategic account management service is the creation, implementation and ongoing review of your corporate travel policy. We’ll weigh up the needs of your business, the safety of your travellers and industry benchmarks/ best practice to ensure you have a sensible corporate travel policy that is fit for purpose.

 

Strategic Account Management

We’re not here to simply take your bookings, we offer each client a tailored and focussed strategic account management service to ensure that you are always benefitting from the best pricing and ever improved service.

Management report

Full access to your company’s detailed management reports highlighting your travel profile and spend. Your account management team will scrutinise these reports monthly to seek to identify opportunities for cost saving exploitation. Management reports are available to view and create online by authorised users.

News & E-Alerts

Keeping your travel bookers, travellers and accounting teams fully up to date on the latest travel news and special offers that are of specific interest to the business travel community.

Contingency Planning

We have tried, tested and ever evolving contingency plans for our business that ensure that our systems and people are available to serve you at all times. Likewise, we have sophisticated systems in place to assist and help repatriate your travellers should an emergency situation arise whilst they are travelling overseas.

Preferred supplier programmes

If you have a significant hotel spend we can work with you to create a fully operation Preferred Supplier Programme to drive the very best rates for your business. Our service includes identifying opportunities, sourcing applicable properties, undertaking inspection visits, negotiating rates (including soft benefits) and contracting. We can also mandate use of your Preferred Supplier Programme so that all bookings are driven to such properties.

Rate Negotiation

We hold a vast range of specially negotiated rates and fares across a wide range of travel end-suppliers (airlines, hotel chains, car hire companies etc) which are accessible to all our clients. Where a client has a significant travel spend on a certain route or at a particular property then we offer a full identification, negotiation, contracting and monitoring service to ensure you continue to receive full value from your travel spend.

Global Partnerships

We’ve built a partnership of like minded, service orientated travel management companies across the globe to ensure we can fully service and global travel deals. You benefit from expert service provision in each of your key territories whist also enjoying centralised account management and management reporting and spend consolidation for potential globally based supplier deals.