Archive for July, 2016
Friday, July 8th, 2016
Business travelers looking for custom workforce lodging solutions have more to contend with than just finding the right room at the right price. School’s out, which means families all over North America are hitting the highway in search of a summer getaway. It’s easy for leisure seekers to forget that the roads and hotels serve another purpose: letting you run your business everyday.
According to American Express, 8 in 10 Americans are planning vacations this summer. That means 80% of Americans, or 195.9 million people, are going to be competing with your employees for hotel and road space. Your fleet may run like a well-oiled machine, but even your most seasoned travelers and drivers might be thrown for a loop during this busy season. One reason that business travelers endure more headaches in summer, explains the Chicago Tribune, is the dichotomy of experienced versus inexperienced travelers on the road. You’re rushing to a meeting while the Johnson family is swerving in their minivan, trying to keep the kids from fighting the backseat. And don’t forget fighting for space at the hotel buffet!
Thankfully, there are measures you can take to make summer a more pleasant time for business travelers. Consider dates: the Chicago Tribune suggests that Tuesdays and Wednesdays are a safer bet for avoiding the amateur traveler and his family. If the hotel has a pool, ask for a room far away from it, that way you’ll be guarded from children’s screams and shouts as you prep for that big meeting.
Another great way to avoid travel headaches is by working with workforce lodging specialists. CLC can help you make sure you’re getting the right room at the right hotel. We’ll cut costs and cut the time you spend on workforce lodging solutions. Talk to our expert customer service team to find the right plan for your company. Customizable to location, hotel type, and more. Get in touch with CLC and find out what we can do for you.