What Exactly Is SmartSTAY & SmartDRIVE?

What Exactly Is SmartSTAY & SmartDRIVE?

Anyone that’s booked a hotel or car for business travel will know: included extras and bonuses can make or break your trip. At Flight Centre Business Travel, we know that you spending your precious time sifting through a plethora of inclusions is far from ideal. 

Which is why our SmartSTAY and SmartDrive programs are made with busy SMEs in mind. Designed to take the load off so you can get to working better on your business, the program offers exclusive perks to FCBT clients booking hotels and cars for business travel, all around the world.


What is SmartSTAY & SmartDRIVE?

Featuring a range of discounts and complimentary upgrades on accommodation and car rentals, the extras have been tailored specifically to the needs of a business traveller by integrating services that can make a substantial difference to a busy schedule.  

It’s not one of those thousands-of-caveats-attached situations either; there are 300+ quality hotels participating in both domestic and international locations in SmartSTAY. From boutique hotels to big chains and from cities like Melbourne to Munich you’ll find something for almost every business travel destination you’ll find you or your staff in. 

Our exclusive business car rental program SmartDRIVE, was created so you – with the help of your Travel Manager – can hit the road easily, minus the stress. You’ll benefit from discounted services, value adds and bonus offers through car hire partners Thrifty, Avis and Hertz.

Hotel room

Get more from your hotel

When you book hotel accommodation at one of the hundreds of participating hotels SmartSTAY travellers receive at least three free value adds every time including FREE WiFi, FREE breakfast and another such as:

  • Upgrades on arrival
  • Early check-in, and late check-out
  • Free car parking
  • Laundry services
  • Access to meeting rooms
man standing on curb waiting for a business car

Hit the road right

Getting around easily at your destination is paramount for business travel success. With a SmartDRIVE car, you can tap into an array of excellent benefits including bonus points, discounts and special business rates such as:   

  • Complimentary GPS with Hertz
  • 50% discount off damage excess with Avis
  • 66% discount on damage excess with Thrifty
  • Special features and access to exclusive benefits for chauffeur transfer service, Get Picked Up and transfer aggregator, Jayride. 

FCBT’s Travel Managers also know the ins and outs of leveraging SmartSTAY, SmartDRIVE and exclusive frequent flyer offers (such as double the points) to make sure you get the most out of your SmartSTAY hotel or SmartDRIVE car.

Car Hire Hertz

How to Take Advantage of the benefits 

The range of SmartSTAY and SmartDRIVE discounts and complementary additions are exclusive to FCBT. All you have to do to access these benefits is contact one of FCBT's expert Travel Managers with your travel requirements and they’ll get you travelling better.  

FCBT's Travel Managers are your secret weapon for travel add ons. Not only will they find the right hotel/car hire with SmartSTAY and SmartDRIVE benefits but they can provide recommendations while combining all of your travel needs to save you time and money. They'll also be with you every step of the way, on hand to provide support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ensuring your next business trip goes off without a hitch.

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