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Qantas Business Rewards helps this broadcast graphics company fly high while saving on travel expenses.
Whenever you watch a major sporting game, there’s a good chance the interactive graphics on your TV are being created in real time by Sydney business Girraphic. Working on events ranging from the Australian Open to America’s Super Bowl, Girraphic’s co-founder Craig Hamel clocks up at least 100 flights in a typical year. Meanwhile, his creative and technical teams can be in a different city every week.
Keeping up with demand is the company’s greatest challenge. “For two of America’s biggest TV networks to trust an Australian company to present their presidential election and to work in partnership with Formula 1 and the Super Bowl, it’s incredible,” says Hamel.
“Being a Qantas Business Rewards member means we save on flights – we book more than a thousand a year – and our team can manage their own bookings. We can review and assess flight expenses easily and it’s linked to Xero, making tax time even easier.”
There are perks for the team, too. On top of the points the business earns, employees still earn Qantas Points and Status Credits to their Frequent Flyer accounts, with many reaching Platinum status. “When we travel, it’s relentless. We need to be able to check in fast, work comfortably in the lounge with wi-fi and manage our bookings on the go. That’s why we choose Qantas.”
Often travelling with 90 kilograms of technical equipment, Girraphic team members appreciate the extra baggage allowance they receive as Platinum Frequent Flyers or Qantas Club members. And with offices in the United States, South America and Europe, plus a representative in Asia, the company relies on Qantas’s extensive network.
“We use our business’s Qantas Points to take care of our staff with Business upgrades. When someone has a full-on schedule, we try to make their journey more comfortable. We also put points towards hotels to cut overheads.”
The points will come in handy for the year ahead as Hamel and his team look forward to meeting clients face to face again. “I’ll be doing laps of the world for the first half of 2022. It’s been tough to build trust over Zoom calls. Our business is live events – it happens in the moment and it can’t go wrong. That’s why it’s essential to be there, on the ground.”
You’ll save on the base fare of eligible flights~, plus you’ll earn Qantas Points for the business on top of the points and Status Credits earned by the traveller. “Qantas Points go a long way to saving on our flight costs,” says Hamel.
Your Qantas Business Rewards account lets you book and manage trips for employees or contractors, store your business credit card details and access travel expense reports. “It gives our staff freedom to roam and make their own flight changes and we can see their itinerary and costs.”
With great savings on Qantas Club memberships and access to lounges across Australia and the globe, your team will always have somewhere to work and unwind. “Being able to reset in the lounge makes a huge difference on a long-haul flight.”
A business must be a Qantas Business Rewards Member to earn Qantas Points for the business. A one-off joining fee of $89.50 applies, is inclusive of any applicable GST and may be varied by Qantas from time to time, without notice, in its absolute discretion. Membership and Qantas Points for business are offered under the Qantas Business Rewards Terms and Conditions and earning thresholds apply.
~ Savings are available exclusively to Qantas Business Rewards Members on the base fare of selected fares only and do not apply to taxes, fees and carrier charges. Availability is limited. Member Deals are subject to the Qantas Business Rewards Terms and Conditions.
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