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.
Another record month for the business-focused hotel booking platform...
Hotel loyalty programmes have been around now for 35 years. Holiday Inns introduced the first programme way back in February 1983, had a brief change of mind in 1986, and then reinstated it.
Marriott introduced theirs in November 1983, and can therefore claim to have the longest continuously running programme. Nowadays, virtually everybody in the business, from budget hotel chains to elite luxury brands, are fighting to win your loyalty.
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.
The issue of duty of care and business travel was given an airing at The Business Travel Conference 2017.
One of the reasons why it is never a good idea for employees to self-serve for hotel accommodation, or for you to book a hotel on their behalf with a hotel you know nothing about, is their personal security. Here’s why...
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?
This is the first in a series of posts that will set out the ‘hidden value’ of booking hotels via Roomex.
Part 1: Added value for the hotel booker
There has been a lot of discussion in the media recently about whether it is best to book hotels via online sites or simply to go directly to the hotels themselves.