As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to decline, more people are considering what life — and work — should look like after the pandemic and into the future. More travelers have started to combine work and leisure trips into “bleisure,” and employees across the world have transitioned to working from home more than in the office. The pandemic redefined “flexibility,” increasing the demand for mobile payment and booking solutions for travelers and for more virtual tools so that employees can work from anywhere.
At CLC Lodging, we value flexibility because we know that our team members, clients, and their travelers value it, too, and we’re always looking for ways to simplify travel management to fit managers’ and travelers’ demanding schedules. Here are 10 ways that CLC Lodging offers flexible travel management.
1. 4 ways to book — including walk-ins.
CLC Lodging offers four ways to find and reserve hotel accommodations: online, through our web-based hotel search tool; with our mobile app, while travelers are on the go; by calling our US-based reservation team, which is available for traveler support 24/7/365; and directly with the hotel.
Travelers can even make reservations by walking into approved hotels in the CLC Network. Fun fact? The majority of stays booked last year with CLC were actually booked on the same day as the stay!
2. No prepayments.
We never charge CLC users for a CLC Network Hotel room stay until after they have checked out, so you never overpay for your stay — and have more flexibility when your plans change.
3. Network of up to 45,000 hotels.
The CLC Lodging network offers access to up to 45,000 pre-negotiated and discounted hotel rates across the U.S. and Canada. If your project changes, there are plenty of brands to rebook at — plus we offer flexible cancellation policies when you book within the CLC Network.
4. 24-hour length of stay.
Every company and trip requires a different length of stay, which is why we negotiate rates for stays as short as 24 hours…
5. Long-term corporate housing options.
… and as long as weeks or months. CLC Lodging members can make reservations at our corporate apartment options for extended stays over 30 consecutive days. With long-term housing, employees have the amenities and space they need to live their normal lives away from home. Plus, we offer non-furnished or fully-furnished, move-in ready apartments so you have the flexibility to book based on what your team members need.
6. Customizable travel policy settings.
Increase adherence to your travel and lodging policy with our travel policy compliance settings. Choose who can make reservations and enforce controls for rate and location, so travelers have access to the perks they need, but not the ones they don’t. You can also decide if you would like to include incidentals with the stay for your lodging program or not - the choice is yours!
7. Streamlined digital payment solutions.
CLC customers have access to our suite of payment and expense solutions so they can control and streamline business and travel payments.
- Trip Card: Our virtual per diem option allows businesses to load a fixed amount of expense money onto a virtual card for employees to use on travel-related expenses. You can control dates and spend categories, and recapture any unused per-diem.
- Purchasing Card: Qualified customers can receive special rebate offers, so they can save even further on business expenses and provide additional lines of credit.
8. Duty of Care and risk management.
Traveler safety and security is your top priority, which is why we take it extremely seriously, too. We offer Duty of Care solutions, including our Traveler Tracker reservation mapping that allows users to easily search for and locate travelers, so that you can always know where your teams are. When you know your travelers are safe, you can have the peace of mind to focus on other important tasks.
9. 24/7/365 traveler and member support.
In addition to our Duty of Care solutions, our reservation and lodging experts are available 24/7 to support every aspect of travel lodging programs — from making reservations ahead of time to changing them when plans shift.
10. Flight and car rental reservations.
CLC members can use our platform to make hotel, flight, and car rental reservations. Make managing your workforce travel even easier by booking every part of your employee travel in one place. If lodging isn’t needed, you can make transportation reservations without booking a hotel room.
Get more flexibility with CLC Lodging. Sign up for CLC Lodging today to get access to our flexible travel management solutions, or log in to start taking advantage of them.
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