Hotel loyalty programmes: are they worth it?

[fa icon="calendar'] 21-Nov-2017 12:18:19 / by Kate Jackson posted in Corporate Travel, Business Travel, hotel loyalty

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.

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Webinar series: The convenient and easy way to book and manage your hotel reservations

[fa icon="calendar'] 17-Nov-2017 10:22:02 / by Kate Jackson posted in Corporate Travel, Hotel Savings, Cost Savings, Easy Billing, Business Travel, Webinar

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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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Duty of care, privacy and risk: these things matter!

[fa icon="calendar'] 15-Nov-2017 15:51:06 / by Lisa Brown posted in Corporate Travel, Business Travel, Duty of Care

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...

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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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Getting the best deals on hotels for business isn’t just about price - Part 1: Added value for the hotel booker

[fa icon="calendar'] 10-Nov-2017 10:02:00 / by Lisa Brown posted in Corporate Travel, Cost Savings, Business Travel, business travellers, cost savings in business, travel booker

This is the first in a series of posts that will set out the ‘hidden value’ of booking hotels via Roomex.com

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.

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Webinar: How to save yourself time and your company money on hotel reservations

[fa icon="calendar'] 27-Oct-2017 17:01:37 / by Kate Jackson posted in Corporate Travel, Hotel Savings, Cost Savings, Easy Billing, Business Travel, Travel Policy, Webinar

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Hotel Booking Is a Major Administrative Headache for SMEs

[fa icon="calendar'] 10-Oct-2017 16:17:33 / by Kate Jackson posted in Roomex News, Corporate Travel, Hotel Savings, Cost Savings, Easy Billing, Business Travel, Travel Policy

Unmanaged hotel spend also exposes finance professionals to compliance risk.

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Top Cheat Sheet Tips for Office Managers

[fa icon="calendar'] 02-Oct-2017 10:07:00 / by Kate Jackson posted in Corporate Travel, Cost Savings, Business Travel, office managers

It’s getting to that time of year again when things start getting a little out of control.

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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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