It’s getting to that time of year again when things start getting a little out of control.
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.
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.
Roomex, the online hotel booking platform for business travel, is launching a brand new hotel booking engine on Wednesday at the London Business Travel Show 2016. Roomex offers corporate rates at over 550,000 hotels worldwide and has saved its clients on average 21% against BAR in the last 12 months. The new booking platform will build on developments in 2015 and result in an even faster and easier booking process.
One of the biggest benefits of using Roomex for Business is that we provide instant visibility on total hotel spend... and savings ! This allows senior management to analyse spend based on any cost centre they wish, typically by department or project.
Many of our customers travel regularly to the same locations and indeed to the same hotels and therefore will have entrusted Roomex to ensure that they get the best possible rate each time they visit. This raises the question as to whether Roomex should negotiate a fixed rate at a hotel for you?
Sisk Group has been working with Roomex for Business for over 2 years now and it has completely transformed our hotel booking process. Previously - we received 60-70 invoices a month from hotels all over Europe; now we receive just one! Plus, the one invoice we do receive includes line by line detail of every hotel booking, by guest, already allocated to its appropriate cost centre as Roomex has built this into the booking process. We also have access to live reporting, save considerably on our spend and can ring Roomex if ever we need help looking for hotels. I have no hesitation in recommending Roomex, it not only saves us time and money but it gives us complete visibility and control.