Alba Travel

Meeting your company’s business travel needs

Getting from A to B is a work of art for the business team at Alba Travel in Inverness.

The firm, based in Church Street, is on hand to ensure that business travel is fast, effective, time efficient, comfortable and supportive to the environment.

The independent travel specialist has catered to the needs of business personnel for more than three decades. General manager Kate MacIver says that their mission is to create the perfect itinerary for each journey at no extra effort to the customer: “When it comes to business we recognise the importance of people being in peak form for meetings and conferences The last thing that they need is to be worrying about whether they’ve got the appropriate baggage allowance or a meal booked for a flight.

“The internet has a strong presence in the leisure travel market but when it comes to business there really is no room for error. We’ve had so many calls from people who’ve chosen to book through a search engine and then realise that they’ve failed to arrange adequate baggage allowance or clicked out of the booking process prematurely which means they have no booking at all!

“We’re here to ensure that this stress is removed. A simple phone call or email to our dedicated travel department will enable them to make the necessary enquiries and guarantee that every trip goes smoothly. We take great pride in what we offer and our repeat business demonstrates that our efforts and results are recognised.

“We can arrange flights, car hire, hotels, foreign currency, travel insurance and because Alba Travel is a part of The Clyde Group we have access to special fares for the marine and offshore industries which can bring substantial savings.

“We can tailor our service to your needs whether you have a small or a multi-million pounds travel spend. The cost of using our travel department is minimal when you consider the business time that it takes to personally manage bookings. For example when there was disruption because of the ash cloud we were able to explain to our clients exactly what was happening and the reschedule options. There were no lengthy call centre queues or uncertainty; we simply communicated the best course of action tailored to individual needs.”

Clare Gordon, business travel manager added: ‘‘Because we recognize the importance of financial management can be viewed through our online accounts system. We can also monitor how environmentally friendly your company travel is by offering CO2 emissions reports. We take care of the detail so that you can focus on what’s really important for your business.

“People tell us that they come back to us because of our in-depth knowledge and friendliness. We endeavour to continue to build on that to increase our client base. There are often ways to get the best out of travel that people simply don’t see, for some companies this might be increasing environmentally responsible travel, for others it might be spending an extra night at a destination that will lower the cost, and enable more time to improve business communications with colleagues overseas.”

More than 100 businesses across the UK currently outsource their travel requirements to Alba Travel.

Clare continued: “Within our office we have a separate Foreign Exchange Bureau. We can assist you with all your foreign currency needs and can now offer the Cash Passport, a card which clients can pre-load with funds and use in retail outlets, ATMs, hotels, and restaurants worldwide. Cash Passport is proving a very popular recent addition to the services already on offer by our bureau. You can contact the bureau directly on 01463 718008 or email forex@alba-travel.com.” Alba Travel also caters for the leisure market offering a range of affordable deals to suit every budget. For more information about how Alba Travel can meet your company’s needs please call the business team on 01463 226007 or email busi…@alba-travel.com

Alba Travel can offer:

  • Scheduled worldwide flights
  • All types of low cost carrier air fares
  • Hotel bookings
  • Rail tickets
  • Car hire
  • Ferry reservations and ticketing
  • Worldwide car hire
  • Private air charter
  • Foreign exchange
  • Conference and meeting room
  • bookings
  • And lots more!

You need to get from Shetland to London for your business trip?

Clare can take care of it and save you money.

Taking care of your business travel arrangements can be annoyingly time consuming, especially when you’re traveling to and from rural Scotland. Our experienced consultants like Clare can help you. She knows exactly where the best deals are no matter what your requirements, saving you both time and money. And Clare can find great fares not just in the UK, but worldwide too. So get in touch and see how Alba Travel can help you with your business travel.

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