Avans University of Applied Sciences chooses Munckhof as travel partner
Avans University of Applied Sciences, which has branches in Breda, 's-Hertogenbosch and Tilburg, has chosen Munckhof as its travel partner. Munckhof will book, supervise and arrange all travel on behalf of the university. This includes arranging group travel by coach and plane, coordinating taxi transport, reserving train tickets and booking individual trips for students and teachers. The commission was valued at 2.8 million euros per year.
Munckhof will use a unique portal created specifically for Avans to carry out this assignment. 'Munckhof will play an overarching, coordinating role for Avans with regard to travel coordination,' explains Munckhof CEO Tom Roefs. 'We will use the portal to coordinate the university's travel needs, after which the Munckhof team will start processing the information. This is an ideal solution for Avans, as it gives them a single travel platform to work in and a single report to check. This is also beneficial for Munckhof as we can coordinate all of our services using one system. This includes taxis, tour buses, airline tickets, incentives, events, meetings and study trips.'
An important challenge Avans asked candidates to consider in the tender process was the ability to report on all travel movements. 'At Avans, everything was organized locally, making it very difficult to establish a consistent travel policy with sufficient insight into the 1,200 journeys made each year. Munckhof will play an advisory role in this by drafting a clear travel policy and making clear agreements about the duty of care. This paired with the one-stop point of contact will lead to cost savings and greater purchasing power for Avans,' says Roefs.
About Avans University of Applied Sciences
With more than 28,000 students, a hundred degree programmes (full-time, part-time, modular and associate degrees) and 2,400 employees, Avans University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands. Avans has branches in Breda, 's-Hertogenbosch and Tilburg. The programmes are offered by twenty academies, including the University of Applied Sciences Avans-Fontys Faculty of Law. Avans also has academies in the fields of economics and management, technology, welfare, health, IT, art and design, law and education. For more information, visit www.avans.nl.