As your preferred Travel Partner, all business travel bookings, including hotel and serviced apartment bookings, can be made through Giles Travel while any group travel or meetings bookings can be made through our groups and events division, Globe. And there’s a whole host of good reasons why.
Here are just a few top tips from our Hotel Team specialists:
Book early– bookings made at the earliest possible time offer the best available promotions. We will always advise you of the terms and conditions of booking a hotel.
Book late – if you do find you need a hotel at the last minute and are therefore not going to change your arrival date, consider a pre-paid rate.
Don’t use online agents– avoid using online hotel booking agents, as you may not be able to claim the VAT back. Therefore, the rate needs to be at least 20% lower to offer a genuine saving. Also, guests cannot claim loyalty points on hotel bookings made through online booking agents.
Loyalty to preferred hotels– show loyalty to your preferred hotels in order to achieve the most competitive corporate rates in the future.
Negotiating power– all hotel room nights booked through Giles Travel are recorded and used to negotiate the most competitive rates in the following year. If bookings are made through other channels the negotiating power is reduced.
Receiving value for money– being part of the travel consortia, we have access to rates at thousands of hotels, which have been negotiated on very high volumes of room nights. In addition, we access all live promotions, which may be lower than your corporate rates. As a result, the best rate is guaranteed from Giles Travel.
Conferma Pay (formerly named TripPay) is the app that enables any employee to pay for business expense on a mobile phone. It is the cashless solution for business purchases, giving corporations the control they need and freeing employees from using their own cash or cards. Such ‘virtual cards’ work in exactly the same way as a normal credit or debit card, the difference is, that they only exist digitally; there is no physical plastic card which carries the number. A unique Virtual Card is created for every new transaction that a company makes. This Virtual Card is then linked back to a single, central account for banking purposes.
Conferma is one of the world’s foremost providers of virtual payment technology, offering a complete programme of solutions and complementary products in one single platform. Giles Travel make the most of this cutting-edge technology by selecting the products that best suit our clients’ specific requirements to overcome problematic and costly processes. Your original portfolio selection can then be expanded over time and managed as you go.
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