Hotel booking sites under fire
You may have seen major hotel booking sites in the news last month after six of them agreed to change their practices following a probe by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) into their practices. The CMA had found that many of the sites employed pressure tactics, displayed misleading ‘discounts’ and charged hidden fees. Anyone using these sites will be familiar with the ‘pop ups’ displaying how many people are viewing a hotel at any given time. These, and other functions such as warnings of ‘only a few rooms left’ were found to pressurise consumers. The sites have now committed to making it clear that those looking at the hotel may be searching for different dates as well as providing clearer messaging and pricing.
At Bien Venue, easy, clear hotel booking has been a service we’ve offered for a while now. Our clients have access to BVine, an online portal where they can book accommodation in destinations across the world, 24/7. Working just like sites such as like booking.com, BVine offers an inventory of over 200,000 hotels to chose from. Our system is also is fully transparent, free of charge to use and guarantees accurate, real-time availability and rates. You can manage bookings from your desktop, tablet or mobile phone, wherever you happen to be in the world. Once you have registered you can access the site and start booking straight away, it’s that simple!
Business-friendly hotel booking
BVine also has plenty of handy features created with hotel booking for business events in mind. You can curate a list of your favourite hotels for repeat visits and your account can also be set up to access your own organisation’s individual travel policy. Perhaps you have negotiated discounts with certain properties? That can all be factored in. BVine also allows you to create group allocations at multiple hotels for your events, which you simply can’t do with consumer booking sites. What’s more, our online system is supported by our friendly, knowledgeable staff here at Bien Venue. So, there’s always a human to speak to should you need. When it’s outside office hours we have a call-back request to make sure we pick up your query as soon as possible!
What our clients say:
“We recently used Bien Venue to co-ordinate accommodation bookings for delegates attending our 3-day conference. They provided us with a link that delegates could access through our website, which showed local hotels, prices and availability, and allowed users to book directly through the site, taking all the stress of accommodation organisation out of our hands. Bien Venue made the whole process very easy for us, and were always available to answer any queries in a helpful and professional manner.”Client feedback from an educational charity
BVine for your business!
Does BVine sound like a hotel booking system that would work for you and your business? Why not register with us today? Find our more here or call a member of the Bien Venue team on 01625 877776.