Different Types of Booking in Business Travel Jobs

Whether you work as an implant for one organisation or for a business travel company that works with a range of clients, the day-to-day basics of most business travel jobs are very similar. What can make the greater difference, for those in a consultancy position, is the type of organisation or client you are working for. A high profile London banking corporation may send its employees on a different type of business trip to a charity or a construction firm; in other cases, the type of arrangements may depend on the individual company's quirks. Experience in booking the precise type of trips common to a company may be beneficial when applying for business travel jobs, but it is unlikely to be a frequent deciding factor. Nonetheless, you might like to consider some of the arrangements that you could be making.

Inter-city Meetings

Many large companies that employ those in business travel jobs will need to fly people to other cities, to meet with colleagues in other offices, clients, customers, and so on. These bookings often follow a similar pattern: a short trip, only one or two nights, or sometimes no nights at all, organised only a week or a month in advance. Some are arranged at the last minute.

Site Visits

Companies with an investment in a particular site - such as a construction company working on a major building in another city - will typically send a representative or several to oversee the progress. These trips may be booked in advance, allowing the consultant time to find the most suitable means of transport. The consultant will probably want to build or maintain a relationship with a hotel near the site, to ensure that the representative's stay is as stress-free as possible. If a problem arising with the site has necessitated the trip, however, arrangements may need to be booked at the last minute, giving these business travel jobs, like many others, a variety and challenge that should appeal to applicants.

Long-haul Travel

Certain businesses require long-haul travel arrangements -perhaps a New York office with a sister office in Singapore - and this often means handling visa applications, building in time to account for changes in time zone and jetlag, and more. In some cases - an international charity showing off its project to a potentially large investor - this may involve travel to an off-the-track region, where reliable transport and accommodation are not always guaranteed. While this scenario can apply to travel within one's own country, it is typically far more challenging to arrange unconventional arrangements on the other side of the world, dealing with a language barrier and differing standards of comfort. As everyone working in business travel jobs knows, ensuring the convenience and satisfaction of the colleague or client - and especially an investor - is the top priority.