Clients often ask us how we get such good deals on hotels…
Do we have a secret Rolodex of contacts?
Do we have access to special rates?
Or do we just spend ages searching for the best deals online?
The answer is:
It’s a little bit of all three.
The Secret Rolodex
Look, we admit it.
It’s not really a secret.
It’s just we’ve been in this business for a pretty long time now.
And over that time, we’re lucky to have been able to explore and connect with so many great accommodation providers, both on and off the beaten track.
It means – unlike some firms – we don’t just have to rely on what’s advertised online. Sometimes we’re able to find a perfect fit for your contractor accommodation needs that isn’t available to most people.
In fact, as soon as you get in touch with us, we’ll figure out what you need and any specific stipulations you might have about the accommodation you’re looking for.
Then, if we think a property that isn’t widely advertised online is the right fit – and it provides the best value – we’ll present it as an option for you to choose from.
Still, that’s not to say we don’t look online – it’s just when we do, we have another secret weapon in our locker…
The Special Rates
The way the business accommodation industry works means that prices are always changing.
Hotels can quickly alter rates depending on capacity, events or, frankly, any number of variables.
This can be an advantage, as it allows you to bargain a little – and we’ll get into that in a moment.
But perhaps most interesting is that a lot of people don’t realise there is essentially a booking website BEHIND the booking websites you see advertised online.
Sounds weird, we know. But essentially it works out that most popular online booking websites will get a rate from this behind the scenes ‘wholesale’ website and add on their cost and offer you a new, slightly-inflated rate.
It’s how the business world works and it’s fair enough. But still, it’s ultimately an additional cost to you.
The way we work here at Rapid Travel Group is that we’ll do all we can to give you the initial ‘wholesale’ rate. It means we’re able to be much more cost-effective overall. You get great rates AND you get our supportive 24/7 travel assistant service.
Of course, we do all the booking and calculations for you. Again, all you need to do is tell us what business accommodation you have in mind and we’ll seek out the best option.
That said, if we can’t find an ‘offline’ option, and we find the booking sites are all generally offering the initial offer or something equally as cheap…we’ll roll up our sleeves and sort things out the old fashioned way.
We’ll put the time in, so you don’t need to
We know the one thing our clients find most useful about having Rapid Travel Group arrange their business accommodation is the time they save.
Findings deals. Scrolling through hotel itineraries. Making sure rooms are together. Checking there’s ample parking.
All these things take up valuable time.
And it’s time you could be spending elsewhere – whether it’s developing your business or simply enjoying a bit more free time away from the business.
The good news is: finding the best contractor accommodation for you is exactly what we do.
Remember, it’s not a side hustle or anything like that. It’s the very reason we exist and that’s why we’re happy to spend the time searching for the best deals. We enjoy it.
Even if we find a deal we think beats all the others, our dedicated team of Travel Advisors will still trawl the Internet to make sure it can’t be beaten elsewhere.
And if we need to, we’ll pick up the phone and engage in some old school bartering to get the prices we can.
Plus, we’ll check and double check all the different specifications you’ve made for your trip, from easy access parking to extra bacon with your breakfast. We make sure everything is as you want it.
So, for you, the process of booking with Rapid Travel Group is simple:
You call us, and we do the rest.
As for what we do behind the scenes? Well, we’ll do everything in our power to get you the very best deal on the market. Always.
To talk to us about helping to arrange your next business trip, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call direct on 0330 090 41 42.