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 will not be able to claim the VAT back. Therefore, the rate needs to be at least 20% lower to offer a genuine saving.
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.
For more information, contact our friendly Hotel Team.