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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Deck the Halls… Organising Your Christmas Party Getaway

[fa icon="calendar'] 27-Sep-2017 09:47:58 / by Kate Jackson posted in Corporate Travel, Cost Savings, Business Travel, cost savings in business

Most companies are au fait with the idea that December is not the most productive time of the year for staff, therefore it's generally the best time to arrange a rewarding incentive trip or party (usually in the form of a Christmas getaway) for employees.

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Tips for Stressed Business Travellers

[fa icon="calendar'] 21-Aug-2017 14:03:35 / by Kate Jackson posted in Corporate Travel, Business Travel, business travellers

So, you’re the high-flying international jetsetter.

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Jack of All Trades – Tips for PAs on saving time and sanity

[fa icon="calendar'] 11-Aug-2017 11:06:51 / by Kate Jackson posted in Corporate Travel, Hotel Savings, Cost Savings, Business Travel

Picture this: It's Monday morning. There are 94 emails in your inbox. You have four meetings scheduled before 2pm, a conference call, board report notes to prep and the unenviable task of booking flights and hotels, within a tight budget, for three C-level executives for an international conference before close of day.

You might just about drown in your coffee cup.

 

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Wink, wink, nudge, nudge…getting your colleagues to comply with Travel Policies

[fa icon="calendar'] 01-Aug-2017 12:08:00 / by Kate Jackson posted in Corporate Travel, Business Travel

One of the recurring issues with business travellers is keeping tabs on spending and ensuring everybody adheres to your company’s travel policy. Nobody wants to be heavy handed in dishing out reprisals for out of policy bookings. So what’s the alternative?

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