Moments are precious: How to make the most of them

Fred Saunier

Head of Corporate IT, Amadeus Asia Pacific

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Whatever time means to you, there is one thing we can agree on. It’s precious. We don’t have a lot of it. So we need to make the most of it.

I’m the same. I want to make every minute count. When I’m at work, I’m at work, no distractions. When I'm at home with my two beautiful girls, Margaux, and Alix, I'm devoted to them. 

Although, it doesn’t always go to plan. I was at the end of a recent business trip to Singapore and my last meeting for the day finished early. So I thought, “I could fly back overnight, and be back home first thing and surprise my girls”.

I changed my flight. And was back in Sydney and on my doorstep ready to spend a Saturday with my two kids. 

But when I opened the door, I was greeted with “Sorry mum, we’ve off to the playground on a playdate”. Looking at the expression on my face, my eldest Alix said “we could walk down with you”. 

So off we went, the three of us. 

That night, I asked them about their playdate, and what was their favourite part. Both said “walking there with you”. 

So that was what they took out of the day. The time we spent together walking to the park. What they remembered was … how they got there. 

Life is made up of moments like these. How we get somewhere is often as memorable, for the right or wrong reason, as what we do when we get there.

It’s much like in our working life. In business, our focus has to stay on that next meeting or that sale we are trying to close. We don’t want to have to worry about flight delays; not getting a connection because our booking tool’s policy engine is limited; or having to call up our travel agent because we had to change our plans at the last minute.

We want the flexibility to book or rebook flights, hotels, cars, make changes in real-time, claim an expense, whenever and wherever we are, and on any device. We want more control over our precious time.

With the new Amadeus cytric Travel and Expense, you get just that.

Start saving time today

At Amadeus, we travel a lot, so we know first-hand how much having the right travel program can save your business time and improve your bottom line. 

By using the new Amadeus cytric Travel and Expense, with a proven market-leading uptime of 99.9%, we found we could reduce the average time spent by each employee for each booking by three minutes. Spread across the company, this adds up to a whole year of one person’s time in terms of productivity savings. I’d challenge you to think what this time saving could mean for your organisation. 

You may not be able to buy time, but the one thing that we can guarantee is that with using Amadeus cytric Travel and Expense we can help you save time. 

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