Business Travel – Booking Hotels Direct Brings No Benefits
Some of the world’s major hotel chains (like Hyatt and Marr Hilton) are appealing to corporate travellers to book their hotel reservations directly with the hotel, rather than with a travel management company (TMC). As the leading TMC serving Uganda, the team at Simba Travelcare has done some due diligence on this issue to make sure our clients are fully informed on the best way to travel.
Hotel chains offer discounts and other loyalty rewards to ensure that booking direct is an attractive option for those who regularly travel on business. However, these discounts have always been available to the TMCs that make regular bookings on behalf of their clients so you’re unlikely to find a better rate by booking directly on a hotel’s website. When you factor in the amount of time spent researching and comparing hotels for the best deal, this more than cancels out any cost savings offered by the hotel itself.
When you trust the task of making corporate travel arrangements to a TMC, it means that you enjoy the benefits of a whole package, without having to scour hotel, airline, car hire and taxi websites to secure the cheapest deal. As a corporate traveller on business, your most important resources are your time and your attention. Wasting both time and attention on hunting for the best travel deals is counter-productive to your business activities.
Taking advantage of a TMC service for travel arrangements will not only ensure that you get a great deal, it brings with it the peace of mind you get from knowing that you’ll enjoy the best deal available to your TMC, with any complimentary upgrades and amenities that the TMC has negotiated on behalf of their clients with all the major chains. The TMC also has a duty of care to you as a client and will ensure that all aspects of your business trip go smoothly, leaving you to concentrate on what you do best – business.
Get in touch now so one of our corporate travel specialists can tell you all about the benefits you’ll enjoy as one of our valued corporate travel clients.