Corporate hotel bookings in under 1 minute

[fa icon="calendar'] 07-May-2018 10:00:00 / by Michael Steele posted in Corporate Travel

Time is the most precious commodity for office managers which is why Roomex built our hotel booking platform to be as time efficient as possible.

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Hotel Booking Best Practices for Office Managers

[fa icon="calendar'] 30-Apr-2018 09:59:00 / by Michael Steele posted in Corporate Travel

 

Office managers have a tough job. With responsibilities for everything from admin to HR, to payroll, day to day office management, booking appointments, coordinating travel, being a shoulder to cry on to …. the list of duties goes on and on.

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Roomex Exhibits at Business Travel Show 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] 13-Feb-2018 10:32:13 / by Michael Steele posted in Corporate Travel, Cost Savings, Business Travel, Duty of Care, cost savings in business, finance

 

Come and join us at stand B3300 at the Business Travel Show on Feb 21 & 22 in London Olympia.

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Compliance: the carrot is mightier than the stick

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

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

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

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A million room-nights booked with Roomex

[fa icon="calendar'] 28-Nov-2017 11:36:40 / by Lisa Brown posted in Corporate Travel


Another record month for the business-focused hotel booking platform...

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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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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

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

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

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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