Many people would love to see the world through traveling but can not because of the expense. To make travel more accessible, some companies are offering their employees programs that have discounted-travel options. Employee discount travel-programs provide cheaper rates for staff and their families so they can enjoy the excitement of traveling.
Some businesses provide discount-travel as part of their benefits package. The employer works with various travel-agencies to secure special deals for their employees.
So, if a company uses a specific travel-agency for all of their corporate-travel accommodations, the agency may provide select discounts to that company so they can establish an employee travel program.
Those working for a travel agency may reap even greater benefits. Sometimes a travel agency may offer to reimburse its employees travel expenses including, food, intercity travel and hotel rooms.
In some cases, the cost of international calls may also be reimbursed as long as the calls are related to their travel plans. There are some discount travel plans that provide discount coupons to supermarkets and restaurants to help employees to be able to afford to travel as they would like to.
Employees of airlines and railways often receive special travel accommodations, as well. Staff and their family may receive free air and rail tickets to anywhere in they want to go. Railway employees and their immediate families are sometimes upgraded to first class tickets.
Some companies are so committed to providing discounted travel opportunities to their employees that they occasionally become agents. They search out businesses that are looking for to serve travelers by providing discounts and match them with companies looking to offer discounted travel programs to their staff.
Discounted programs can also be a draw for new employees and a way to retain established ones.