Posts Tagged ‘workforce lodging’
Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
Here’s an exciting new innovation for workforce travelers (almost as good as CheckINN Direct saving you 20-40% off hotels). Now a new smartphone app lets you control the TV remote in some hotel rooms when you’re traveling for business.
That’s great news for frequent company travelers who may consider in-room remotes as germ magnets.
USA Today reports that travelers staying in hotels that get in-room TV entertainment from LodgeNet can use its free app for iPhones, iPads and Androids.
Here’s how it works:
Download the app, called LodgeNet Mobile, from your mobile device app store
Follow the directions on how to link to a specific hotel TV
Use the app to control free TV channels, pay-per-view movies and on-demand TV shows
Pay-per-view selections can be charged to your hotel bill or you pay for them separately with the app
Download Before Traveling
Be aware that before you hit the road, you may need to download the app via a computer since its size makes it too large to immediately download on an iPhone, for example.
Currently, LodgeNet has updated its TV systems in about 2,000 hotels for its new app, so it may take awhile before you can put it into practice at your specific workforce lodging. But since LodgeNet can be found in around 500,000 hotel rooms, the app eventually will be useful in many more locations.
You’ll also find that adult-only selections aren’t accessible through the app. But in addition to channel surfing, you can use it to control the TV volume, program guide and TV menu.
Just another convenience for workforce travelers – just like CheckINN Direct from CLC Lodging. When you’re a CheckINN Direct member, your business travel is discounted at more than 10,000 hotels across the U.S. and Canada.
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Monday, January 30th, 2012
Saving money on your employees’ hotel stays is what CheckINN Direct from CLC Lodging is all about. We’re talking discounts of 20-40% off hotels’ lowest published rates, thanks to the negotiating power CLC leverages from its purchases of more than 10 million room nights a year for clients.
Not surprisingly, CheckINN Direct’s deeply discounted rates are exactly what our customers love most about the program. After all, who isn’t looking for ways to cut company costs?
Here’s what one CheckINN Direct advocate told us after saving nearly $7,000 on employee lodging in just six weeks:
“At one hotel, I had negotiated a rate of $100 a night. Your rate is $55 plus tax. That’s really noticeable…I can look at your Web site and instantly see which hotels are within my price range, so I no longer need to call around to get rate quotes.”
In other words, if you’ve got drivers, installers, construction crews or other employees frequently on the road, you can pay less for hotels AND save yourself time finding hotels and negotiating rates.
Not bad, huh? Particularly when CheckINN Direct requires are no contract commitments or annual minimum usage requirements.
2012 is just getting started, but there’s no need to waste any more time paying more for a hotel room than you have to. You easily can make 2012 the year that you get your company travel costs under control. In fact, you can sign up immediately.
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Sunday, December 18th, 2011
OK, workforce travelers, here it comes! This week combines the official start of winter with the heavy holiday travel rush.
CLC Lodging hopes you’re among the road warriors who will get a break over the next two weeks. But if you remain out on the road for business this holiday season, know that you’ll have lots and lots of company.
AAA is forecasting 91.9 million U.S. drivers will be traveling 50 miles or more from home Dec. 23-Jan. 2. That’s up 1.4% from the numbers last year, and it’s the second highest in the past decade.
For those of you who like stats, we’re talking about 30% of everyone in the country. So be careful out there!
And with winter officially getting under way at 12:30 a.m. ET on Dec. 22, here’s a reminder to be especially cautious if highways are affected by a wintry blast. (Don’t forget to frequently check the NOAA forecast.)
As travelers whose jobs put you on the road frequently, you know the drill when driving conditions are hazardous: Slow down and stay alert.
If the roads get too unsafe for travel, CheckINN Direct members are encouraged to check in to a participating hotel in the CLC Hotel Network (there are more than 10,000 hotels to choose from across the U.S. and Canada. With your CheckINN Card, your member rate always saves you 20-40% off the hotel’s lowest published rate. (Don’t forget that you’re protected with CLC’s Lowest Rate Guarantee.)
Safe travels and happy holidays!
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Saturday, December 17th, 2011
Workforce travelers, now you’ll find CLC Lodging whenever you’re surfing your favorite social media sites.
You can become a fan of CLC Lodging on Facebook (we hope you like us) or follow us on Twitter. Visit LinkedIn the most? We’re there, too!
Or check us out on Google+ and YouTube whenever you’re visiting those sites.
We’re going social so you and your company have even more ways to keep up with the savings and solutions that CLC offers. Like the 20-40% discounts off hotels’ lowest published rates. Or the more than 10,000 hotels where the CLC Lodging Savings Card is accepted.
What can you expect to find on CLC Lodging’s social media sites? We’re featuring just what companies with workforce travelers need, like the latest breaking news in the workforce travel industry.
Don’t miss details about our referral program, coming soon. And watch for the helpful videos we’ll be posting on our YouTube Channel in the near future.
Haven’t signed up for CLC’s Savings Card program yet? Find out how your company can start saving on workforce lodging every time your employees travel.
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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Priority Members gain special benefits, such as additional reporting on your account and extended member account support. Plus, you and your workforce travelers always are the first to know about new features and other benefits.
Priority Member privileges are free to qualifying CLC Lodging Savings Card accounts, based on your room-night stays. Priority Membership is granted for a one-year term.
Just like every CheckINN Direct account, Priority Members save 20-40% off hotels’ Lowest Published Rates at the more than 10,000 hotels under contract in the CLC Lodging network.
Want to be a Priority Member in CheckINN Direct? All it takes is an average of 30 or more hotel stays for your workforce travelers over three months.
After sign-up, you will be alerted when your business travel stays qualify your company for Priority Member status.
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Monday, November 21st, 2011
Maybe your crew is fighting the weather to finish up at a job site or your team is staffing a holiday event that gets under way bright and early Friday morning. Let’s hope not – but it’s possible weather may strand you, too. Check out the holiday travel forecast here.
If you’re among those road warriors hanging out in a hotel this Thanksgiving, here are a few ways you put yourself in a holiday mood anyway:
Give yourself a break. Travel burnout can happen at any time of year, but even more so if your job has you traveling at the holidays. Slow down on Thanksgiving, whether it’s sleeping in, vegging out with football or spending all afternoon with a book or at the movies. And don’t forget – this is the perfect day for a nap, too!
Smile about your savings. Have some time on your hands? Figure out what you’d save with CheckINN Direct’s 20-40% off hotels’ Lowest Published Rates. If you’re already a member, log in to your online CheckINN Direct account — it shows you exactly what you’ve saved.
Mirror your holiday at home, or shake it up. There will be plenty of places where you can find a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Check the online site of the local newspaper to see who’s serving, or inquire at the front desk. If you’re in the mood for lasagna instead, there won’t be any relatives around to protest.
Get moving. Streets will be pretty empty of traffic so here’s a chance to get out and really take a good look at the town. If you’re lucky enough to be in a metro area where a Thanksgiving morning parade remains a tradition, check it out! Or go online now to see if there’s a local “turkey trot,” a fun run or walk that is held on Thanksgiving in many communities.
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Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
Plus, in response to customer requests for more mid-scale hotel locations, we’ve recently added more than 200 mid-scale and upper mid-scale properties. They now are available to any businesses that sign up for CLC Lodging’s Hotel Savings Card program.
For the New Year, CLC Lodging’s skilled hotel negotiators will be working diligently to secure an additional 1,000 new hotels. That’s good news, particularly when rebounding business travel has many hotels increasing 2012 rates.
It all adds up to more great lodging choices where your workforce travelers always save 20-40% off hotels’ Lowest Published Rates – and you have the satisfaction of a Lowest Rate Guarantee.
Save At Hotels Across North America
CLC Lodging’s hotel network covers the U.S. and Canada. It features contracted locations for familiar brands and leading independents like Best Western, Holiday Inn, Ramada, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Super 8, Red Roof Inn and more.
Once you sign up for the Hotel Savings Card program, you gain access to an online hotel directory with full details, including your low member rate. You also can view a map of Hotel Additions as they join CLC Lodging’s hotel network so you always know the newest locations available to you.
There’s no reason to wait to sign up. You and your company workforce travelers can start enjoying deeply discounted hotel rates today, no matter which direction you’re headed.
Remember: When you present your CheckINN Card at any hotel in the CLC network, your rate is 20-40% off hotels’ Lowest Published Rates. Click on “Join” at the top of this page to start saving today.
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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
AAA puts the national average price of a gallon of gas at $3.433 as of Oct. 3, 2011, down 0.076 from a week ago. Regional reports show costs are even lower in some parts of the country, hovering just slightly more than $3.00 in areas such as Chicago, St. Louis and central areas of New Jersey.
Across the country, the latest stats from the U.S. Energy Information Administration indicate gas prices fell anywhere from 3 to 10 cents in week-over-week comparisons, with the biggest drop in the Midwest. Meanwhile, diesel was at $3.749 a gallon nationally, dropping an average 2 to 4 cents in the past week around the country.
Experts credit a $10 drop in crude oil prices in the past 10 days, although some caution that the falling prices are tied to continued economic concerns. While the lower numbers posted at the gas and diesel pumps are good to see, the costs remain higher than what they were a year ago.
Bottom line: take advantage of relief every time your company fills its fleet vehicles or your workforce travelers gas up for their travels now, because who knows how long prices may stay at these levels?
Protect yourself against fluctuating price levels by using CLC Lodging’s Hotel Savings Card for all your workforce lodging. Your company can enjoy contracted rate stability based on CLC’s annual purchasing power of more than 9 million room nights a year.
When employees show CLC’s CheckINN Card at the front desk, they get rates that are 20-40% off hotels’ Lowest Published Rates. It’s true for every stay at more than 10,000 hotels with familiar names across the country.
Find out how your workforce travelers can do the same at www.checkinncard.com.
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Thursday, September 15th, 2011
With the aftereffects of last month’s Hurricane Irene still lingering, workforce travelers are wise to remember that hurricane season technically continues through Nov. 30. There have been 14 tropical storms systems so far, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is sticking to its projection of 19 named storms this season – and that includes up to 10 hurricanes.
Smart travelers should have a plan to quickly find lodging if you need to take shelter from any storm. That’s another reason why the Hotel Savings Card program from CLC Lodging can be a lifesaver for anyone who has to travel the nation’s roadways for a living. It’s designed for small and independent companies who have crews, fleet drivers, salespeople and others who typically stay in economy and mid-scale hotels.
When you carry the CheckINN Card, you can quickly find discounts of business lodging at more than 10,000 hotels across North America. Plus, thanks to CLC’s purchasing power of 9 million room nights a year, you’ll pay a rate that’s 20-40% off the hotel’s lowest published rate.
It doesn’t matter how many nights a week, month or year you or your employees travel for business. You can use the Hotel Savings Card whenever you need it, and you’re protected by a lowest rate guarantee.
Plus, you can search for participating network hotel locations in your travel area from your computer or your smart phone. CLC Lodging also provides a 24-hour Traveler Support Center where your travelers can call for help in finding a hotel or checking their member rates with the Hotel Savings Card.
More details about how it works are at www.checkinncard.com. And to keep up with the status of any pending tropical storms or hurricanes when you’re on the road, don’t forget to check http://hurricane.accuweather.com/hurricane/.
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Sunday, August 28th, 2011
What’s ahead for Labor Day travel? AAA indicates travel will be down this year compared to last year, partially because of tough economic times.
That’s good news for any workforce travelers who are going to be out and about on business next weekend, or want to at their destination and ready for business first thing on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
But AAA’s forecast predicts that mid-quality hotel rates will be up 6 percent from where they were a year ago, too.
If that’s a hit your company travel budget doesn’t want to take, pull out your CheckINN Card from CLC Lodging. Small business travelers get an immediately discounted rate of 20-40% off hotels’ lowest published rates when they check in with CLC’s hotel savings card.
Online Hotel Directory Shows Your Savings
When you sign up for CheckINN Direct, you gain access to the online hotel directory where CLC Lodging has used the power of its 9 million room nights annually to negotiate low, low rates for its clients.
The directory shows you exactly what you’ll be charged, as well as how much you’ll save from the hotel’s lowest rate on the Internet.
Plus, your travelers can call CLC’s 24-hour support line whenever they’re on road. It lets them check rates at participating hotels and customer service reps will help them find a hotel with a vacancy, if desired. (You also can make reservations, of course – but if there’s no time or you don’t know your night’s destination, CheckINN Direct supports walk-in availability.)
Participating Hotel Locations
CLC’s hotel savings card is accepted at more than 10,000 hotels across the country. Familiar brand names and leading independent hotels are part of CLC Lodging’s hotel network.
Participating locations include sites within the Best Western, Ramada, Super 8, Comfort Inn, Hyatt Place, Hilton Garden Inn, Sleep Inn, Red Roof Inn chains and more.
Once you sign up your company for the hotel savings card program, you and your employees can start participating – that same night, if needed. There are no minimum usage requirements, and it doesn’t matter if you travel a little or a lot.
Find out more by going to www.CheckINNcard.com.
Tags: CheckINN Direct, CLC Lodging, corporate lodging, corporate travel rates, hotel discounts, hotel savings card, workforce lodging, Workforce Travel
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