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.
I was delighted to take part in a Spend Matters webinar recently, hosted by its Managing Editor, Peter Smith.
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.
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?
Roomex attributes its growth to unprecedented demand from major corporate clients.
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.