Julian Kulkarni

Julian Kulkarni

Recent Posts

Compliance: the carrot is mightier than the stick

[fa icon="calendar'] 19-Dec-2017 15:30:20 / by Julian Kulkarni posted in Corporate Travel, Business Travel, Duty of Care, Travel Policy

Every company, large or small, should have a clearly defined set of policies on business travel and for many reasons including efficiency, cost control, employee safety and comfort. If you don’t already have one, I recommend that you create one (you can download a template). Get it agreed with the relevant people in your organisation, post it on your intranet, and communicate its existence.

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Managing business travel in the digital age

[fa icon="calendar'] 06-Dec-2017 11:28:27 / by Julian Kulkarni posted in Corporate Travel, Business Travel, Travel Policy, procurement, Travel Spend

I was delighted to take part in a Spend Matters webinar recently, hosted by its Managing Editor, Peter Smith.

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Driving value from your hotel spend: the 64,000-dollar question!

[fa icon="calendar'] 17-Nov-2017 10:14:07 / by Julian Kulkarni posted in Corporate Travel, Cost Savings, Business Travel, Duty of Care, cost savings in business, finance

This is the third in a series of posts taking a broad view of the value you can unlock when booking hotels.

Part 3: Added value for the finance function

Roomex enables you to reduce hotel costs – savings that go straight to your company’s bottom line. Which is already great news for company finances – but it’s just the start.

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Getting the best deals on hotels for business isn’t just about price - Part 2: Added value for the procurement function

[fa icon="calendar'] 10-Nov-2017 10:04:51 / by Julian Kulkarni posted in Corporate Travel, Cost Savings, Business Travel, business travellers, cost savings in business, procurement

This is the second in a series of posts taking a broad view of the value you can unlock when booking hotels.

Part 2: Added value for the procurement function

Hotels are a spend category that has gone unmanaged and uncontrolled for many years. This has been the case for a number of reasons, but the main one has simply been that with digitalisation, it seemed very difficult for procurement officers to squeeze any additional value out of hotels. What is the point of negotiating corporate deals when anyone can go online and get a better deal on hotel booking sites?

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Roomex ranked 20 in Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] 06-Nov-2017 14:26:06 / by Julian Kulkarni posted in Roomex News, Awards

Roomex attributes its growth to unprecedented demand from major corporate clients.

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Why I joined Roomex – it’s personal!

[fa icon="calendar'] 28-Sep-2017 12:44:21 / by Julian Kulkarni posted in Corporate Travel, Business Travel, Travel Policy, business travellers

I learned about the travel business in my very first job – in my father’s travel company. Since then I have worked for global IT companies, a leading European event's organiser, and an international recruitment company. These jobs have all involved a lot of international travel, which has its perks but is nowhere near as glamorous as you might think. In fact, as you progress in your career it becomes a chore, especially if your spouse also has to travel and you have a young family at home. At that stage the one luxury that you really value is a good night’s sleep – but you cannot even take this for granted.

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