Travel Counsellors for Business launches self-serve booking tool

Travel Counsellors for Business launches self-serve booking tool

Corporate clients can book their own travel via myTC Online dashboard

Travel Counsellors for Business has launched an online booking tool for corporate clients.

The digital booking platform is allows clients with their own corporate travel adviser to self-service on point-to-point itineraries including, hotels, rail, car hire, airfares and ancillaries.

The self-booking tool, myTC Online, has been developed in partnership with technology provider Vibe, which is also powering the service.

Individual Travel Counsellor business owners can offer their clients a corporate travel booking dashboard with a universal view of all bookings made visible to both the agent and client.

Bookings that require approval can also be viewed and accepted in the system.

The tool can be customised to each client, and configured to the hotels, rail and airline tickets and other travel products that fall within their company’s travel policy.

A company’s sustainable travel programme can also be integrated, customisable to display only products that support carbon reduction targets, and suggesting rail options alongside flights where applicable.

Kieran Hartwell, managing director of Travel Counsellors for Business, said: “Working together with the team at Vibe, we are delighted to be launching myTC Online to our corporate Travel Counsellors and their clients, many of whom operate in the SME sector with business operations that move at pace.

“We highly anticipate that both business travellers and bookers alike will enjoy the freedom to make bookings on the platform, all with the wraparound personal support of their Travel Counsellor, who remains a phone call away or contactable through myTC app, where clients can access their entire booking journey, travel itinerary and supporting documents.”

Martin Eade, co-founder and chief commercial officer at Vibe Systems, added: “It’s been a real pleasure to work closely with Travel Counsellors for Business on their journey to launch myTC Online, backed by the knowledge, systems, support and experience we have at Vibe to ensure that both Travel Counsellor business owners and clients can take full advantage of a self-booking tool as part of a fully comprehensive corporate travel service.”

In 2023, Travel Counsellors for Business surpassed £250m in sales.

Hartwell said: “With the integration of self-service in a way that’s convenient to clients, we not only deliver market parity for both our business owners and their clients, but retain the high-touch, concierge-style support our corporate Travel Counsellors are proud to provide.

He added: “myTC Online forms part of the story and investment that we are making in technology at Travel Counsellors for Business, always with both our TC business owners and clients in mind, offering the perfect partnership of personal service and efficient digital experiences.”