chain Travelodge is launching an account card offering up to eight week’s
credit and allowing businesses to keep track of their hotel expenses online.
Account Card enables corporate customers to book rooms
online, on the phone, through business travel agents and in hotels. Account
holders can also use the card in Travelodge’s bars and cafes, and can check
their account online. A statement is issued monthly, with a further 30 days
until payment is due.
In addition cardholders will Argos Reward
points for every pound spent, with a quarterly statement showing their points
Travelodge says it aims to increase its
number of corporate clients by 100 per cent in 2009, following a survey by The Association of Corporate
Travel Executives, which found that 80 per cent of members are focussing their
attention on reducing their outlay on hotels during the economic downturn.
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Report by Mark Caswell