Busy hotels always benefit from dedicated corporate travel

26/05/2022 | Travel Connect

Busy hotels always benefit from dedicated corporate travel  

We know you don’t need reminding 2022 is the “year of the meet-up”.

As you deal with the influx of corporate events to your hotel, stemming from the pandemic’s pent-up demand of businesses’ need to get-together, collaborate and innovate, it’s a challenge to step back and review your corporate offer.

And another challenge to provide the best corporate offer you can.

Travel is often an afterthought

Often overlooked, what can really set a hotel apart when a business is searching for its perfect venue for an event or meeting, is the readiness to organise transport. Hotels are busy places, with their own set of challenges, particularly in the current climate with regard to staffing, service and catering. Transport can seem as if it’s not the hotel’s responsibility to organise.  

Hotels’ reluctance to organise transport

“We can put you in touch with an operator.”

“We can recommend a company.”

“I can send you a link.”

Sound familiar?

Unfortunately, all the offers of ‘we can do this, we can do that’ are not convincing or reassuring enough to a corporate who just wants individual and group travel arrangements organised as part of your service, and is more than ready to call another hotel who may offer just that.

Client expectations are high

The corporate offer for hotels is demanding, in an extremely competitive landscape that is becoming even more so. Businesses, eager to organise events that inspire and impress will search for the hotel that ticks all the boxes effortlessly.

The “year of the meet up” is not a compromise on experience. Rather, businesses are coming back to meeting up expecting the effort, and expense, to be well worth it, and they want the best.

If it’s an effort to organise transport, your client will know     

Unfortunately, if it’s not an immediate, “Yes, we can organise that for you,” when corporate clients enquire about transport, you’re probably conveying loud and clear that it’s an extra task.

Let’s be honest – travel logistics are not a walk in the park to arrange. You could have pickups from several stations, airports, multiple drop-offs as well as city, and further afield, excursions to strategically plan for a large group of people with varying needs.

Head office don’t know your locality

If you use a central travel operator for your group of hotels, you may need to spend as much time on the phone with the operator as it would take to organise it yourself. A regional operator is unlikely to have the local knowledge needed to organise high-quality travel without substantial input.

You need central booking with local knowledge

Hotels benefit straightway with our corporate travel service because we utilising a central booking portal/contact, but with the local coverage and connections to provide seamless travel arrangements specifically for your clients, whatever the complexity and specificity of their requirements.

Local knowledge is everything when it comes to personable, professional travel, and your client expects; the trip to your locality may be one of the very reasons they’re there, as well as the service you can offer to make their event, conference or meeting the best it can be.

 Professional drivers and staff who know the area provide a better people-centred service, it’s that simple.

Local travel means cost-effective travel – no dead mileage

When hotels book with Travel Connect for their corporate travel arrangements, they don’t pay inflated prices for connections, because that’s not how we operate. We operate a UK wide service but at a regional level through our vast database of local operators, so for the passenger, and for our hotel clients, our service is always bespoke to your location, wherever you are in the UK. So, with Travel Connect you’ll never pay for dead mileage.

Stylish, comfortable travel you didn’t have to arrange

Corporate clients want professional, stylish, cost-effective travel they didn’t have to spend time arranging. Now you can provide this, and it won’t cost you any time to arrange either, because we do all that for you.

Imagine the peace of mind, of simply handing your corporate travel requirements to someone who cares just as much about your clients as you do, and has built a reputation for providing the most locally connected, high-quality bespoke travel service in the UK.

You can say a confident “yes” to travel arrangements

The next time you get an enquiry from a corporate client regarding travel, you only have to say, “Yes of course. We’ll arrange that for you”.

Get in touch for more information


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