Business travel has decreased significantly since the pandemic. 38 per cent of workers aged between 30 and 49 now work from home, reducing the need to travel for business.
Plus, virtual meetings and a new emphasis on sustainability have combined to reduce the appetite for in-person meetings. However, not all business can be done online. That means the business travel still ongoing is very important and you must get it right. Below, we explore what to look for in corporate accommodation to ensure your trip goes smoothly.
Booking Support and Account Management
For a start, you’ll need the booking process to run smoothly and efficiently to keep costs down. Therefore, you should look for corporate accommodation with smooth and timely account management. Corporate accommodation providers should make the process easier for you and tend to any bespoke needs your business requires.
The location should also be one of your top considerations. It’s key that you avoid long, inconvenient trips. Instead, you’ll need your accommodation to be within a practical distance of your meetings. On top of this, it can help to boost morale on the trip if your location is near leisure activities and has easy access to transport hubs.
Comfort is another important consideration to help keep your staff satisfied. You’ll need your employees to be comfortable and well-rested to perform optimally during meetings. As such, you should ensure that any accommodation you book is a restful and relaxing place to spend time away from work. The key criteria here will be the size of the accommodation you book out and the comfort offered by the beds and living space.
Facilities are important for a number of reasons. Any accommodation you book will need to include the right amenities and benefits to make your employees feel at home. There are basic facilities such as Wi-Fi and laundry that are essential for a start. But it’s also beneficial if you can find accommodation with leisure facilities to allow your employees to exercise during the trip. Plus, a suitable workspace area can ensure that you can quietly get work finished in between meetings.
Cost-effectiveness is key too. Whatever accommodation you go for will need to fit into your budget, and it will also need to represent value for money. As such, you should ensure that you evaluate a range of accommodation options before comparing the value of each one. The ideal choice will be something that combines comfortable facilities with a cost-effective price tag that fits into your business plan.
Booking the appropriate corporate accommodation can boost your business travel. By selecting comfortable, affordable accommodation in a prime location you’ll put your employees in the best possible position to perform optimally during business meetings.