A few months ago, I treated myself to kitesurfing lessons in Bonaire. Why? Well, here’s the short version: I didn’t want to buy a motorcycle at 48. But as it turned out, kitesurfing was a disaster of sorts. During the first lesson, I twisted my ankle. The result: I was stuck in my hotel room for the next 6 days with my foot up in the air (note: I did get to enjoy the greatest view ever). Time to read books, have a beer or two, relax my mind, and reflect on my life – and, therefore, on Roadmap. Since this is a business email, I’d like to share my thoughts after a week alone in the scorching sun, unable to move. It makes a man humble, frustrated, and – in the end – happy!
Roadmap: meant for likeminded companies
Like kitesurfing, Roadmap is not for everyone. We created our business travel app for companies that believe they should take good care of their people, so the latter will better comply with the business travel program and become more productive. Such companies will understand that this investment will save them a ton of money. How, you ask? Allow me to elaborate.
Let’s talk numbers
Who doesn’t want business travelers to comply with the travel program? According to our data, a company’s use of the Roadmap travel app increases the compliance rate by 20%. A compliant traveler spends 150 euro less per business trip. So basically, using Roadmap saves you 30 euros per trip. Besides these hard dollar savings, there are, of course, other benefits (including productivity and happiness). But let’s keep talking numbers for a second.
Public transportation is often – albeit not always – cheaper, safer, and faster than a cab. The thing is, your travelers need to know what options they have. If, for example, you have procured free WiFi and breakfast for them, they should know it, so they can utilize these benefits. The same goes for cab sharing options and healthy nearby restaurants. Believe me: it will save you much more than 30 dollars per trip. And it will yield a lot more, too.
Ready to go kitesurfing with Roadmap?
Are you a travel manager? Does your company care about its employees’ wellbeing? And do you want to take your travel program to the next level? Ask our very own Koen Bavinck to talk numbers with you. One thing is for sure: he will surprise you.
Oh, and remember how I said Roadmap and kitesurfing aren’t for everyone? And how I’m too old for it and lack any talent whatsoever? Well, guess what: you’re never too old to learn. So, I have booked a second trip.