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When booking your hotel in Serko Online, you can now search, compare and book rooms from Expedia, Wotif and Booking.com - all of which offer the type of flexible, pay on departure rates that business travellers like.
With all of the major suppliers activated, Serko Online users now have access to Australasia’s largest hotel database - more than 12,000 properties across Australia and New Zealand (1 million globally), compared to around 3000 via Global Distribution Systems (GDS' - Amadeus, Travelport and Sabre) - who are the traditional hotel content providers for business travellers using an Online Booking Tool (OBT).
Serko’s Best Rate of the Day is for business travellers, what Trivago is for leisure, only with Serko Online you can also book your flights, rental cars and airport taxis, all in the one OBT - and all booked under the guidance of your company’s travel management policy.
Best Rate of the Day helps to make the process of booking hotels easier and ensures you have access to the very best price based on your search criteria.
With multiple providers selling inventory at the same property, users of Serko Online users have the best chance of finding rooms when they’re in short supply and getting the best possible price on any given room, without ever having to leave Serko Online. The search result (property and supplier) that most accurately matches the users search criteria is tagged as the Best Rate of the Day, making it really easy for users to get the best deal, every time.
Serko recently partnered with ACTE (Association of Corporate Travel Executives) to create an event for Travel Buyers to come along and hear alternative perspectives 'on and around' the topic of hotel procurement—specifically, what's changing, how technology is enabling progress, and why its time to challenge the status quo. The day was a great success and we had an amazing line up of speakers who allowed us to film their presentations, so we could share them with you.
For further insights, click here to view results of the real-time audience polling conducted at the event.
Deloitte Access Economics
Deloitte Access Economics Tourism and Hotel Mar- ket Outlook 2016—just released 29 Feb.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT)
The buying behaviour of Millennials.
The Airbnb for business story.
The Booking.com for business story and why they partnered with Serko to be included in Serko's Best Rate of The Day proposition.