At the same time, Gray Dawes Travel ‘dummy booked’ exactly the same hotel and room types for the same days in order to compare the rates we can achieve through our YourTrip booking tool with the rates each client paid through Concur. YourTrip searches and presents content from a huge range of sources, including Booking.com, hotel properties direct, multiple GDS and our own Gray Dawes corporate EAN deals.
The results, while not surprising to us, were startling. In each and every booking, we were able to secure a better price for exactly the same room, which would have delivered savings to every client. For one customer in particular, Wates, had they booked their hotels through Gray Dawes instead of Concur, we would have saved them £842.53 in just that one week in September!
TOTAL SAVINGS BY CLIENT OVER A WEEK
WHY BOOK WITH US
Searching for a hotel, finding the best rates and then confirming your booking can take hours. With our expertise and local knowledge we can do this for you, in minutes.
We have knowledge of and access to over 1,000,000 accommodation choices worldwide. It’s our passion to find the best accommodation to suit your needs.
We monitor the market and renegotiate rates, for you. In addition, booking via us provides greater visibility of spend. We promise that savings are guaranteed.
STAY IN THE KNOW
We have our finger on the pulse throughout the day and receive travel alerts from trade partners to keep you informed about your hotel booking should it be affected.
We have negotiated value added traveller benefits at 1000’s of hotels. Ranging from complimentary late check out, early check in or even breakfast to make the stay taste a little bit better.
SHOW YOU CARE
We only book hotels which adhere to local health and safety regulations to keep you safe every step of your journey. Your safety is as important to us as it is to you.
Our in-house supply team have developed strategic partnerships with both chain and independent properties, giving you the benefit of the best corporate hotel rates worldwide. We want to make sure you have a comfortable stay wherever you are in the world.
As a result of our exclusive global consortium memberships and a dedicated hotel booking team, we have crafted room rates designed to deliver you savings. The requirements of our clients and their travellers are fully understood before negotiations take place with hotels. The result, a comprehensive hotel programme which works for you.
Just because you decide to book your hotel online using our online booking tool YourTrip, doesn’t mean you can’t get expert advice.
Your dedicated travel team are on hand 24/7 to guide you through the booking process, whether it is understanding room rates or finding the best location for you, we are always happy to help.
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