Flight Centre Business Travel launches travel competition to help SMEs reach their potential
JOHANNESBURG, 11 SEPTEMBER 2019 - For the first time in South Africa, Flight Centre Business Travel has launched the ‘Corporate Travel Grant Competition’, offering small to medium-size enterprises the opportunity to win R150,000 in travel credits to help them achieve their business goals.
To stand a chance of winning, South African small businesses need to answer two easy questions in a video of one to two minutes or in a Microsoft Word, Powerpoint or PDF document (maximum 1,000 words). The questions are:
- What does travel mean for your business?
- What will this Travel Grant allow you to do
Andrew Grunewald, FCBT Brand Leader, says: “Flight Centre Business Travel (FCBT) was once a small business. We know the unique challenges SMEs face, and just how powerful a grant like this can be for continued growth and success.”
Research shows companies that spent more on business travel saw profits soar by as much as 47%, Grunewald adds. “And, companies with a strong travel culture – where the leaders see corporate travel as an investment rather than an unnecessary cost – experience much better business results compared to those with a weak travel culture,” he explains.
“Travel is an essential component of growing a business. But, too often, growing SMEs are concerned about the pressure travel expenses will put on their cash flow and profits. By awarding this grant, we want to allow one fortunate SME the opportunity to experience the full benefits of business travel.”
The winning SME will receive:
- R30,000 Avis car hire and transfers
- R30,000 City Lodge Group accommodation credit
- R10,000 Mariott International accommodation credit
- R15,000 Meeting Room credit
- Lounge access to the value of R5,000
- R20,000 TIC annual travel policy coverage
- R30,000 worth of international flights
- R10,000 worth of domestic flights
Plus, the top 10 finalists will be announced on Hot 91 FM, generating some excellent radio exposure for their businesses.
Applications close on 18 October 2019. The winner will be announced on 22 October.
For more information, visit https://www.flightcentrebusinesstravel.co.za/business-travel-grant