Face-to-face meetings remain the best way to make and maintain corporate relationships, with eight out of ten (84%) business executives preferring to meet in person than conduct technology-enabled meetings, a survey suggests.
However, companies are increasingly being tasked with both justifying the need for business travel and ensuring that any resulting expenditure – be it time or money – is used to full effectiveness.
Kaye Ceille, managing director of Avis UK, said: “For many businesses, face-to-face meetings are an indispensable part of their day-to-day operations and so finding options which help them do this efficiently is a key priority.”
Efficient business travel can be achieved by maximising the time spent away, keeping in touch while on the go or ensuring that any travel is closely tied to revenue generation, says Avis.
Ceille added: “We have developed a number of products for business travellers to help them remain productive and in-touch while on the go.
“Services such as online check-in and Avis Preferred are just some examples of how Avis has listened to customers’ needs and responded with effective travel solutions.”
Frequent travellers can also benefit from Avis Preferred, the company’s express rental service, which is available free of charge.