Over the years, the TravelManor team has become quite adept at finding accommodation solutions for a wide variety of clients. From easy-going adventurers who prefer to be situated in the thick of things, to fast-paced travelers who want their entire itinerary to run like clockwork from the moment they set foot on the tarmac until they board that final plane home. As such, we have learned what to look out for when booking hotels, guesthouses and other accommodation for discerning travelers from the world over.
Here are our top three must-haves:
First things first - the accommodation has to make sense in relation to our client’s business engagements. We reference their itinerary and try to find a venue that is central to all their meeting destinations, as well as a few must-see spots in the city their visiting. Additionally, if a hotel has a user-friendly app to streamline customer experience, we are immediately more likely to consider it for our clients. Tech-savvy businessmen and -women appreciate the convenience of being able to track their accommodation, pre-order meals, check in remotely and other app-enabled services provided by forward-thinking hotel chains.
When you’re on a work trip, it stands to reason that you will have to work and check in with the office. This is why we always ensure that the hotels and other accommodation venues we book have fast, free Wifi that our clients can use when they need to get work done. Other tech amenities we look out for include plenty of in-room charging points for multiple devices, streaming video services, etc.
The last thing you want on a work trip is the added hassle of having to be at the hotel at a certain time to eat breakfast or dinner because it has been included in the price of your stay. While it may seem like a great way to cut down on per diems, corporate travelers have very little time to explore their destinations. Enjoying meals off-site is a simple way to get a feel for the culture and share in the general ambiance of a city or town they may not otherwise have the time to encounter at all.
These are a few of the most important things seasoned travel management companies like to bear in mind when making accommodation bookings for frequent corporate travelers. Keep an eye on the blog in coming weeks and months to get more insider tips on tailoring rewarding journeys every time you take to the skies for business. In the meantime, contact our team of expert corporate travel planners if you would like to learn more about our services and what we can do to save your company money, while still ensuring that work journeys go off without a hitch.