late come rooms has launched the first phase of its brand new corporate travel service, for Business.The new tool is free for businesses to use and will extend the brand’s current corporate offering into a fully integrated online solution. for Business is set to provide corporate clients and business bookers with a service not available elsewhere in travel management, bringing about huge cost and efficiency savings, as well as sophisticated data and reporting capabilities.
Launching in full later this year, the new tool will bridge the gap between online travel agents and travel management companies to support the bespoke accommodation booking needs of corporate clients. A set of first phase developments, released in advance of the tool’s full rollout, offer the latest functionality to both current and new customers.
The service works differently to travel management companies by being completely free to use (there is no booking or modification fee), cutting out the average booking fee of £10 and 15 per cent commission usually applied.
New features available as part of the first phase launch include an innovative VAT solution which uses an automated tool to support corporate clients in claiming VAT expenses for hotel stays. The tool could save large businesses up to £20,000 per year on time spent internally in VAT reconciliation processes.