Automatically Searching To Get You The Best Deal
Business Travel Direct are proud to be the first TMC in Europe to adopt TRIPBAM’s innovative rate-checking technology, ensuring you beat fluctuating prices.
Our SMARTbuyer suite contains tools and platforms that are always searching for better travel options on your behalf. Our dedication to providing you with the best customer service is supported by our toolbox of robotic technology that is designed to enhance your travel options.
We have a number of systems in place that will scan for a cheaper fare, a preferred seat or an early flight that was previously unavailable, ensuring that your travel preferences are our top priority.
TRIPBAM – Hotel Rate Assurance Technology
We’ve partnered with TRIPBAM to introduce a brand new best in class hotel rate assurance programme. We are the first UK based Travel Solutions Provider to adopt TRIPBAM’s unique services that give you the opportunity to make significant savings on accommodation costs, right up to the day of arrival.
TRIPBAM’s technology constantly monitors rates at booked hotels and flags up any rate reductions. It also facilitates searches against specific traveller or trip requirements and will suggest other hotels within a set radius that meet the desired criteria.
Our critical testing of TRIPBAM’s technology showed significant potential savings for our clients– with up to 33% savings achieved on named hotels. The results for cluster hotels were even more encouraging with savings possible for 55% of bookings.
To read our recent press releases on our partnership with TRIPBAM, please click here
Streamlining the hotel RFP process
ABC Connection is our hotel RFP (Request for Proposal) tool, streamlining your transient hotel RFP process, and ensuring that you have one portal from which multiple tenders can be sent out simultaneously. Our dedicated client partnership managers are experts in identifying areas of your hotel programme that could save you money with negotiated corporate rates, and by using this technology, we can access a database of contact details for hotel suppliers worldwide and start that all-important RFP process.
ABC Connection allows travel managers to coordinate the extensive RFP process, significantly reducing the time and labour spent in ensuring you achieve your business objectives and requirements. By analysing your hotel trends and spend, we can contact multiple hotel suppliers at once and provide leverage to ensure you receive the best corporate rate available to you with ‘value adds’ wherever possible; whether it’s breakfast included, free Wi-Fi, or sustainability; ABC Connections can manage your requirements and hotel responses in a uniformed manner, allowing for instant comparison and cost measurement.
Business Travel Direct understands that you may wish to manage your own hotel RFP process rather than outsource this to us. ABC Connections can be implemented for you to use internally, as well as by your client partnership manager, ensuring you have complete control over the whole process.
If you’d like to see an online demonstration of the tool or find out more information, please fill out the contact form below and one of our client partnership managers will be in touch.
FairFly – Live Air Fare Monitoring
Contrary to common belief, it’s not just hotel rates that are volatile. Published air fares can change price up to 90 times before the date of departure so it’s difficult to be 100% certain you’re getting the best price available. That’s why we’ve partnered with FairFly, to introduce air fare savings technology like no other. In much the same way TripBAM monitors your hotel booking for a rate reduction, FairFly will automatically keep an eye on your air booking around the clock to see if there’s a reduction in cost on the original, or an identical, fare type. If it finds a saving, it’ll rebook it for you and pass the savings back to you.
Through this partnership, we’re able to identify potential savings, averaging £192 per ticket, on 26% of tickets processed to date. That’s potential savings on 1 in 5 booked air fares. Better yet, these savings already factor in applicable airline cancellation fees, private fares, and corporate travel policies, so you know you’re making a real saving.
To read our latest press release about our partnership with FairFly, click here.