HRS Redefines Sustainable Business Travel with Green Stay Initiative
HRS introduced a first-of-its-kind solution that gives corporations and employees a way to organize travel more sustainably. HRS’ Green Stay Initiative, in pilot this quarter, leverages proprietary technology to give procurement leaders and everyday business travelers an intuitive system to identify, compare and prioritize hotels that contribute to reducing the ecological footprint of the lodging portion of the typical business trip.
HRS and Radisson Hotels Extend Partnership to Enhance Distribution Efficiency and Awareness of New Hygiene Protocols for Business Travelers
HRS extended its strategic partnership with Radisson Hotel Group. As corporate hospitality starts to rebound from the stark drop in volume due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this relationship benefits companies and the re-opening of Radisson properties on multiple continents.
Corporate Travel: Business Travelers and Hotels Worldwide Gain Momentum via HRS' Clean & Safe Protocol
HRS and SAP Concur Sign Strategic 5-Year Deal; Agreement Offers Pioneering Technologies and Hotel Savings for Corporations
HRS and SGS Establish New Hygiene Protocol for Global Hotel Industry
HRS, the leading global corporate lodging platform, and SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, introduced a new cleanliness-focused program for the hotel industry today. The Clean & Safe Protocol provides corporations and hoteliers with a well-defined standard at a time when property hygiene is the leading factor as corporations plan to send business travelers back on the road.
State of California Saves Taxpayer Dollars via Streamlined COVID-19 Hotel Sourcing and Payment Solution from HRS
California was the first U.S. state to issue shelter at home orders in March, and quickly followed with guidelines on group gatherings to mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak. These and other bold initiatives, including the rapid deployment of healthcare workers, first responders and other relief personnel to hotspot locations, have slowed the pace of the virus. Now leading on the cost-containment front, California is working with HRS to make the process of sourcing, booking and paying for hotels for healthcare workers seamless.
HRS Arranges Hotel Rooms as Daytime Offices via Hotel Office Initiative
HRS, the leading hotel solutions provider in business travel, is expanding its "Hotel Office" initiative beyond Germany this week, providing corporations and their employees worldwide with access to hotels making rooms available for daytime “virtual” office use. Leveraging its technology and hotel relationships, HRS is reacting to the needs of companies navigating the COVID-19 pandemic by arranging hotel rooms as a quiet place to work during the day. The “Hotel Office” program, which sources hotels offering daytime room rates at no charge, is open to all corporations seeking to provide this option for employees.
Majority of Corporate Travel Programs to Seek Lower Hotel Rates as COVID-19 Restrictions are Lifted
HRS, the leading hotel solutions provider in business travel, today announced the results of its most recent Flash Survey of corporate travel program managers and procurement executives. The global survey, which ran from April 30 through May 4, gives the industry guidance on the delicate balance between hotel suppliers and managed travel programs as the business travel ecosystem looks towards recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Business Travel Program Simplification Relies on Improved Prioritization, Stakeholder Alignment
A new study published today by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) in collaboration with HRS, “Simplifying Managed Travel 2.0,” finds that travel program leaders are committed to simplifying the business travel experience, yet face multiple obstacles as they prioritize the initiative.
HRS to Strengthen Strategic Partnership with Pan Pacific Hotels Group
HRS, the leading Global Hotel Solutions end-to-end technology provider in business travel, today announced an extension of its strategic partnership with Pan Pacific Hotels Group, one of Asia’s most established hospitality companies. The renewed focus of the partnership is to explore growing opportunities in corporate travel, both globally and regionally. Singapore-based Pan Pacific Hotels Group is growing its global footprint; the Group now has properties across 29 key markets in Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America. HRS works with more than 3,000 multi-national corporations on their managed hotel programs, including one-third of the Fortune 500.
American Express and HRS Team Up to Offer More Efficient Business Travel Expense Processing
Beginning in January 2020, companies in 13 European countries will be able to consolidate hotel bookings made via HRS into their central corporate account in addition to flight and rail costs. With new technology and service integration, American Express and HRS are simplifying hotel billing for corporate customers and bundling billing in an automated end-to-end process.
Accor and HRS Sign Multi-Year Strategic Agreement
HRS, the leading Global Hotel Solutions end-to-end technology provider in business travel, announced the signing of new multi-year agreement with Accor. The new contract represents a milestone for HRS and the prominent global hotel group, as HRS leads the effort to create a new model for corporate accommodation. Under terms of the agreement, HRS’ growing roster of global corporate clients will make use of enhanced direct connect technology to access the most competitive rates and flexible terms from Accor properties across the spectrum of hotel categories.
HRS Uses Augmented Artificial Intelligence to Improve Corporate Hotel Rate Projections
HRS, the leading Global Hotel Solutions end-to-end technology provider in business travel, today introduced innovative hotel rate projection technology powered by Augmented Artificial Intelligence (AAI). HRS is the first technology company using AAI in support of corporate hotel programs, and one of the few companies using AAI today.
Siemens Names HRS its Global Partner for Hotel Program Management
Global Hotel Solutions provider HRS has won a global RFP from Siemens and will handle all business processes related to the worldwide hotel program for the company. With more than three million room nights a year, Siemens represents one of the largest global hotel programs.
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