How To Maximizing Your Business Travel Rewards in 2024

Business travel can be a demanding endeavor, filled with early mornings, jet lag, and the stress of meetings in unfamiliar places. If you're a frequent business traveler, you've likely amassed a considerable number of travel rewards points or miles. The good news is that you can often leverage these points for personal use, providing a well-deserved perk to offset the challenges of corporate travel.

While we can't guarantee that your company allows you to collect these rewards, we believe it's a fair practice. Your company earns credit card points or miles when purchasing tickets, and you accumulate miles through loyalty programs. If you share this viewpoint, read on to discover how you can make the most of your travel loyalty program points.

Note: If you're a travel manager looking to enhance your frequent flyers' experiences by helping them save their points, this system can work seamlessly for you too. Just skip ahead to step 5.

1. Review Your Employment Contracts

Start by reviewing your employment contract. Some companies may assert ownership of their employees' frequent flyer miles. This is especially common in small consulting firms with frequent travelers. If your contract includes such a clause, your journey to using these points personally may end here. If there's no mention of this issue, proceed to step 2.

2. Consult Your Travel Manager or Office Manager

If you're uncertain about your company's policy on collecting travel rewards points, have a conversation with your travel manager or the individual responsible for managing corporate travel. If no policy exists, be prepared to explain why these points matter to you and how you plan to use them. Engage with your travel manager and other frequent flyers to build support for your cause.

3. Get the Green Light? Proceed!

Assuming your company has no objections to you benefiting from travel rewards, you're ready for the easy part.

Collecting points is as simple as signing up for rewards programs and saving your account numbers in the platform you use to book travel.

4. Enroll in Loyalty Programs in Your Name

Take the initiative to enroll in loyalty programs using your own personal information, rather than your company's details. This step ensures that you can fully enjoy the advantages of travel rewards for your personal benefit. By registering with your own name and preferences, you gain greater control over the rewards you accumulate, making it easier to use them in ways that enhance your personal travel experiences.

5. Seamlessly Manage Loyalty Programs with BNW Travel

BNW Travel provides an all-in-one solution for business travel management, and it's not just about great travel support and an extensive inventory. It's also designed to help you effortlessly manage your loyalty programs.

Here's how to do it:

  1. Log in to your BNW Travel account.
  2. Access your accounts profile.
  3. Click “My Loyalty Program.”
  4. Click "Add a loyalty Code."
  5. Select the loyalty program you want to add.
  6. Enter your program number.

That's it! Your loyalty program numbers are securely saved in your BNW Travel account.

6. Start Earning Points Every Time You Book

Now, whenever you book a flight through BNW Travel, your program numbers are automatically applied. Whether you're booking your trip or an administrator from your BNW Travel account is handling it, you'll collect points every time you fly.

Ready to Elevate Your Travel Experience?

If your company doesn't already use a travel management tool that streamlines the process, saves you money, and enhances your travel experience—or if your travelers are looking for a solution they'll love—consider signing up for BNW Travel For Free! It's time to make the most of your business travel rewards points and embark on your next trip with confidence.

With BNW Travel, travel management is made easy, and maximizing your rewards is just a click away. Start your journey today.

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