How We Save You Time and Money

When there are so many accommodation booking websites available to us, each with hundreds – if not thousands – of properties listed, sourcing places to stay for contractors and workers may seem like a doddle.

However, it’s that availability which can make the task more difficult than you anticipate. Finding business accommodation that is close to site with all the necessary facilities and personal preferences, accepts your preferred payment method and has flexible cancellation policies takes time.

Then, there is costing! During your search, you may find the same room listed on multiple sites with a different price. There’s also the risk of booking a property only to find it cheaper soon after.

This is where Rapid Accommodation comes in. It’s our job to provide you with a highly-effective, managed service that incorporates all aspects of business travel – not just location and budget. And it all starts with saving you both time and money.

 

Save Time

Through our personal, friendly relationships with our clients, we’ve learned that those who are booking business accommodation for employees and contractors haven’t been hired to do so. It’s just another job to add to a long list of tasks.

If we source and book your business travel for you, it leaves you to be more productive, making your time much more efficient. To give you a bit of an idea of how much valuable time you could gain back, we’ve saved some of our clients hundreds of hours!

 

Save Money

Making sure we find accommodation at the best possible price is key to our 100% success rate. Last year, our average nightly rate was 6% lower than JIB’s Lodging Allowance! It’s a statistic we’re extremely proud of.

So, how do we secure such great prices?

Because our business is based on strong, loyal relationships with both clients and providers, our Accommodation Advisors have access to exclusive discounted rates. And, they’re specially trained negotiators, meaning as well as lower prices for your rooms, they’ll be able to secure the best possible late check-in and check-out times, cancellation policies and refunds. All of this helps you to save on costing should a last-minute change of plan occur.

When it comes to payment, we are able to offer credit accounts to our clients, meaning we can boost your cashflow instantly! What could you do with extra cashflow and time to spend elsewhere?

The whole Rapid Accommodation process has been established and carefully curated over the past five years to make booking business travel as easy as possible for you.

If you’d like to find out more, we’re always on hand for a chat. Get in touch and we’ll arrange a coffee.

10 Accommodation Nightmares…

Preventing and overcoming accommodation nightmares – those problems you don’t think to ask about at the time of booking and unexpected surprises when you arrive at the property – is our expertise.

To help you with your own business travel bookings, we’ve shared 10 of the most common accommodation nightmares and our top tips on how to avoid them!

1. Cold Showers

Not something you think about at the time of booking, but something to always double check with your accommodation provider!

2. Long Travel Time

You don’t want a long drive back to your accommodation after a busy shift. Also be sure to check the distance to avoid additional costs.

3. Tolls & Bridge Roads

A quick internet search will prepare you for any tolls and bridge roads – and make sure you have plenty of change ready!

4. Incompatible Travellers

Make your own booking so you can retire to your own quiet, cosy room, with your own facilities, after a long day with ‘challenging’ colleagues.

5. No Wifi

Make sure that the accommodation not only has WiFi access, but it has a strong coverage. Also, look at phone signal strength too.

6. No Late Check In

Sometimes, when you have a long journey to make and shifts at various times, late check-in is a must! Always ask before booking.

7. Nowhere to Park?

You don’t want to arrive at your accommodation and find there isn’t ample parking for your work vehicle. Enquire about the options available.

8. Overcharging

The ultimate accommodation nightmare! Make sure you have your booking confirmation and what is included in your stay with you.

9. Make sure it actually exists!

Unbelievably, this happens.
Do your research, look up reviews and use trusted providers to make sure you’re not caught out.

10. Bad reviews

Reviews, good and bad, are imperative to your decision. The responses from the accommodation will give a great insight, too!

Or, we can do it all for you!

Trust us, there isn’t a nightmare we’ve faced that we haven’t overcome – that’s how we’ve achieved a 100% success rate! Get in touch to see how we can help you with your business stays.

Five Reasons to Book Accommodation with Rapid

Just a few weeks ago Rapid Accommodation celebrated its fifth birthday, which means we’ve been working with you to find business accommodation in the UK for five whole years! In that time, we’ve established a pretty efficient and cost-effective booking system. Our process focuses on five key areas, and the result is a 100% success rate!

Here’s our five reasons to book your business stay travel with Rapid Accommodation.

 

Bespoke Accommodation Service

Before any hotel, B&B or self-catering rooms are booked, our Accommodation Advisors will discuss any personal preferences you might have. Whether it’s ensuring there is adequate space for work vehicles (whatever the size), having specific on-site facilities or allowing early check-in, we’ll find a place to stay that meets your requirements – and for the best price too.

 

Discounted Business Rates

Because our team has worked closely and built long-lasting relationships with business accommodation partners all across the UK, we have instant access to discounted rates. And, we’re able to negotiate the best possible prices and cancellation policies, meaning we can secure a great deal for you.

 

Credit Facilities

We understand that from time to time your cashflow may need a boost, so we have credit facilities available for our clients – subject to approval, of course. Also, we’re more than happy to accept payments via American Express, even if your preferred UK accommodation doesn’t accept it! You can read all about this on our post on using AmEx for accommodation in the UK.

 

Flexibility

Should you ever need to cancel your reservation last minute, or need to end your stay early, we can help. Our team will be on hand to work with the accommodation provider to get a refund or achieve the best possible outcome, and that’s 24/7 too.

 

24/7 Support

You can call us any time of day or night, seven days a week should you encounter any problems. We’ll always do our best to help you – we’ve even been known to give travel directions in the early hours of the morning! When you book with us, we’ll give you a dedicated number to call when you need us.

 

100% Success Rate

We’re so proud to say that we have never failed to find suitable accommodation for our clients! If you have any questions about our sourcing services for business travel, take a look at our guide to booking accommodation and get in touch.