The Roomex Blog

How travel management is changing – and how to use it to your advantage

How travel management is changing – and how to use it to your advantage

Business travel is a staple of today’s workforce, especially for organisations that service a dispersed customer base, or are carrying out jobs across...

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9 tips to effectively managing your mobile workforce

9 tips to effectively managing your mobile workforce

The workforce is the single most important asset any business has – and of course, it’s often the most expensive, but that shouldn’t mean eating...

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How to convince your boss to buy-in to corporate travel software

How to convince your boss to buy-in to corporate travel software

If a business keeps the same painfully slow business travel management workflow process in place because it’s what everyone’s used to, there’s a problem.

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5 ways for CFOs to reduce business travel costs

5 ways for CFOs to reduce business travel costs

Managing company-wide spending on business travel is tricky as there are so many factors to account for – least of all staffers who may like to splurge....

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How the smart CFO saves time and money on travel expense management

How the smart CFO saves time and money on travel expense management

Talking on a phone won’t fix a problem onsite and a video conference can’t convey or capture the emotional presence that wins over big deals. They’re...

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Business Travel Show 2019

Business Travel Show 2019

 

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2019 Business Travel Trends: Specialist tools for the business travel booker!

2019 Business Travel Trends: Specialist tools for the business travel booker!

Businesses are more connected than ever before, with teams working around the globe. Even with video conference as a go-to, many businesses still need...

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5 New Year’s resolutions every Office Manager can actually keep in 2019

5 New Year’s resolutions every Office Manager can actually keep in 2019

Sometimes, it feels like the holiday break over Christmas and New Year’s was made especially for Office Managers. The week – or longer for the lucky ones...

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Roomex are proud to feature once again in the Deloitte Fast 50

Roomex are proud to feature once again in the Deloitte Fast 50

 Roomex once again features in the list of fastest growing companies in Ireland as recognized by Deloitte at the recent Technology Fast 50 awards...

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Ending Excel Hell for Hotel Bookings for Business  – a case study with KN Networks

Ending Excel Hell for Hotel Bookings for Business  – a case study with KN Networks

When you book hotels for business, do you find yourself jumping through these hoops... Do you... Visit the hotel’s website or pick up the phone to dial...

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Roomex raises €8 million to build next generation tech platform for booking business travel

Roomex raises €8 million to build next generation tech platform for booking business travel

Roomex, an ambitious global travel software business headquartered in Dublin, today announces it has raised €8 million series A funding, led by Draper...

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Coffee Break Chat with Clare Dillon, Financial Controller

Coffee Break Chat with Clare Dillon, Financial Controller

Clare Dillon is the Financial Controller at Roomex. Originally from Limerick, Clare moved to Dublin a few years ago and she brings more than just her...

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FREE WEBINAR - How to Gain Visibility & Control while Saving Time & Money on Hotel Bookings

FREE WEBINAR - How to Gain Visibility & Control while Saving Time & Money on Hotel Bookings

  Join Chris Watson of Roomex for a free webinar to learn how you can save time and money on hotel bookings while gaining instant visibility and control...

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Why business travel bookers are switching from negotiated rates to dynamic sourcing

Why business travel bookers are switching from negotiated rates to dynamic sourcing

Here’s why business travel bookers are switching from negotiated rates to dynamic sourcing. Companies like EY are adopting dynamic sourcing as a...

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Autumn Sparkle Networking Event

Autumn Sparkle Networking Event

Roomex are one of the proud sponsors of the “Autumn Sparkle” networking evening at the Bankside Hotel in London on Oct 22nd. Now in its seventh year, the...

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Coffeebreak chat with Amanda Middleton, Roomex Operations Executive

Coffeebreak chat with Amanda Middleton, Roomex Operations Executive

Originally from Upstate New York, Amanda Middleton is a Roomex Operations Executive. She is a graduate of the prestigious Paul Smith’s College where she...

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FREE WEBINAR - How to Gain Visibility & Control while Saving Time & Money on Hotel Bookings

FREE WEBINAR - How to Gain Visibility & Control while Saving Time & Money on Hotel Bookings

  Join Mark Duckworth of Roomex for a free webinar to learn how you can save time and money on hotel bookings while gaining instant visibility and control...

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Roomex exhibits at Business Travel Conference

Roomex exhibits at Business Travel Conference

Roomex are delighted to be attending this years Business Travel Conference, a key event organised annually by Business Travel Magazine.

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Roomex Partners with Hallmark Hotels

Roomex Partners with Hallmark Hotels

Roomex, the leading global corporate hotel booking service, is delighted to announce a new agreement with Hallmark Hotels, which will bring live...

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Gain Visibility & Control on Corporate Hotel Bookings

Gain Visibility & Control on Corporate Hotel Bookings

 Join our free webinar to learn how you can save time and money on hotel bookings while gaining instant visibility and control over spend.  

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Coffeebreak chat with Aaron Doherty, Roomex Agile Product Owner

Coffeebreak chat with Aaron Doherty, Roomex Agile Product Owner

Aaron Doherty is an Agile Product Owner with Roomex. He’s a product manager in both name and nature - even when he’s not on the clock, he’s likely to be...

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Corporate hotel bookings in under 1 minute

Corporate hotel bookings in under 1 minute

Time is the most precious commodity for office managers which is why Roomex built our hotel booking platform to be as time efficient as possible.

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Webinar May 17th: How to gain visibility & control while saving time & money on hotel bookings

Webinar May 17th: How to gain visibility & control while saving time & money on hotel bookings

  Live demo:  Get the best deals and cut down on admin.

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Hotel booking best practices for Travel Bookers

Hotel booking best practices for Travel Bookers

Travel Bookers have a tough job. Responsibilities can range from booking business travel to handling administrative or HR duties, and frankly everything...

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What your business can learn from the All Blacks

What your business can learn from the All Blacks

A recent post on our LinkedIn feed mentioned the Maori spirit of ‘Whanau’ as an inspiration behind our business core values. It seems to have struck a...

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Roomex adds Atlas Hotels for Corporate Hotel Bookers

Roomex adds Atlas Hotels for Corporate Hotel Bookers

Roomex, the leading global corporate hotel booking service, is delighted to announce a new partnership with Atlas Hotels, which will bring live...

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Webinar: How to gain visibility & control while saving time & money on hotel bookings

Webinar: How to gain visibility & control while saving time & money on hotel bookings

Live demo:  Get the best deals and cut down on admin.

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Webinar: How to save time & money on hotel bookings

Webinar: How to save time & money on hotel bookings

Live demo:  Get the best deals and cut down on admin

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Business Travel Show 2018

Business Travel Show 2018

  Bigger and brighter than ever the Business Travel Show 2018 was a real success.

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Roomex Exhibits at Business Travel Show 2018

  Come and join us at stand B3300 at the Business Travel Show on Feb 21 & 22 in London Olympia.

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Roomex partners with Expensify

Roomex partners with Expensify

Roomex & Expensify team up to auto-expense hotel accommodation   Roomex and Expensify have announced a new partnership with the launch of a direct...

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Compliance: the carrot is mightier than the stick

Compliance: the carrot is mightier than the stick

Every company, large or small, should have a clearly defined set of policies on business travel and for many reasons including efficiency, cost control,...

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Webinar: Reduce & Control Hotel Costs in 2018

Webinar: Reduce & Control Hotel Costs in 2018

Live demo: learn how easy it is to book and manage hotel accommodation with Roomex

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Managing business travel in the digital age

Managing business travel in the digital age

I was delighted to take part in a Spend Matters webinar recently, hosted by its Managing Editor, Peter Smith.

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A million room-nights booked with Roomex

A million room-nights booked with Roomex

Another record month for the business-focused hotel booking platform...

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Hotel loyalty programmes: are they worth it?

Hotel loyalty programmes: are they worth it?

Hotel loyalty programmes have been around now for 35 years. Holiday Inns introduced the first programme way back in February 1983, had a brief change of...

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Webinar series: The convenient and easy way to book and manage your hotel reservations

Webinar series: The convenient and easy way to book and manage your hotel reservations

Roomex seminar: Get the best value from hotel reservations

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Driving value from your hotel spend: the 64,000-dollar question!

Driving value from your hotel spend: the 64,000-dollar question!

This is the third in a series of posts taking a broad view of the value you can unlock when booking hotels. Part 3: Added value for the finance function ...

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Duty of care, privacy and risk: these things matter!

Duty of care, privacy and risk: these things matter!

The issue of duty of care and business travel was given an airing at The Business Travel Conference 2017. One of the reasons why it is never a good idea...

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Getting the best deals on hotels for business isn’t just about price - Part 2: Added value for the procurement function

Getting the best deals on hotels for business isn’t just about price - Part 2: Added value for the procurement function

This is the second in a series of posts taking a broad view of the value you can unlock when booking hotels. Part 2: Added value for the procurement...

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Getting the best deals on hotels for business isn’t just about price

Getting the best deals on hotels for business isn’t just about price

There’s an age-old discussion in the business travel industry about whether it’s best to book hotels via online sites or by going directly to the hotels...

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Roomex ranked 20 in Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2017

Roomex ranked 20 in Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2017

Roomex attributes its growth to unprecedented demand from major corporate clients.

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Webinar: How to save yourself time and your company money on hotel reservations

Webinar: How to save yourself time and your company money on hotel reservations

Roomex seminar: Get the best deals and cut down on admin

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Hotel Booking Is a Major Administrative Headache for SMEs

Hotel Booking Is a Major Administrative Headache for SMEs

Unmanaged hotel spend also exposes finance professionals to compliance risk.

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3 tips to make the life of a Travel Booker or Office Manager easier

3 tips to make the life of a Travel Booker or Office Manager easier

Whether it was a cheat sheet, open book test or take-home quiz, it’d be tough to find someone who said no to making school easier when we were younger. ...

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Why I joined Roomex – it’s personal!

Why I joined Roomex – it’s personal!

I learned about the travel business in my very first job – in my father’s travel company. Since then I have worked for global IT companies, a leading...

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Wolf of Wall Street tips that CFOs can use to curb travel expenditure

Wolf of Wall Street tips that CFOs can use to curb travel expenditure

He’s one of the most infamous names in the stockbroking business, widely known for the controversial lifestyle he lived while helming one of the most...

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Tips for Stressed Business Travellers

Tips for Stressed Business Travellers

So, you’re the high-flying international jetsetter.

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Jack of all trades: 3 tips to help PAs save their time and sanity

Jack of all trades: 3 tips to help PAs save their time and sanity

It's Monday morning. There are 94 emails in your inbox. You have four meetings scheduled before 2pm. There’s a conference call later on, you have board...

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Wink, wink, nudge, nudge…getting your colleagues to comply with Travel Policies

Wink, wink, nudge, nudge…getting your colleagues to comply with Travel Policies

One of the recurring issues with business travellers is keeping tabs on spending and ensuring everybody adheres to your company’s travel policy. Nobody...

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5 Gadgets Every Business Traveller Needs for a Stress-Free Trip

5 Gadgets Every Business Traveller Needs for a Stress-Free Trip

Bleisure—business and leisure—might be the buzzword of the moment, but travelling for work isn’t always easy. 

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12 Productivity Tips to Use Your Travel Time Wisely

12 Productivity Tips to Use Your Travel Time Wisely

Travelling for work can have quite a few perks, but it also presents its own set of challenges. Top of the list: staying productive while in transit. Life...

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What’s happening in the airport’s executive lounge?

What’s happening in the airport’s executive lounge?

Quick question: Would you say that airport executive lounges are a purely functional paradigm, aimed at maximising the performance and efficiency of the...

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Ways to cut travel expenses

Ways to cut travel expenses

Travel expenses got you down? Here are 14 ways that you or your business can cut costs without cutting corners.

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US City Guides for Business Travellers

US City Guides for Business Travellers

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European City Guides for Business Travellers

European City Guides for Business Travellers

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What travel behaviours are trending in 2017?

What travel behaviours are trending in 2017?

We’re almost halfway through 2017.Take a moment for that to sink in.

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The Pros and Cons of Fixing Rates with Hotels for Business Travellers

The Pros and Cons of Fixing Rates with Hotels for Business Travellers

We’ve all had that sinking feeling when a hotel we were looking at suddenly shoots up in price just as we decide to take the plunge and book it. But if...

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Top Tips to Optimise Your Business Travel Budget

Top Tips to Optimise Your Business Travel Budget

Remember how business trips used to be, back in the glory days of the Mad Men era? When “going on a jolly” meant charging all kinds of excesses to the...

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QHotels Partnership

QHotels Partnership

Roomex, the leading corporate hotel booking service, has announced a partnership with QHotels which will bring live availability and competitive rates to...

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Boutique vs. Franchise hotels: 4 things you need to know

Boutique vs. Franchise hotels: 4 things you need to know

Boutique hotels and franchise are remarkably different business models despite effectively offering and identical service. The boutique hotel is...

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Which airlines have the best rewards for you?

Which airlines have the best rewards for you?

Frequent flyer rewards packages have become a major staple of the aviation industry and an important method for airlines to encourage loyalty in the...

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Roomex Happy Series: #2 Happy OM

Roomex Happy Series: #2 Happy OM

Watch how Office Managers are solving their hotel booking ‘facepalm’ moments.

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Roomex wins hat-trick of awards

Roomex wins hat-trick of awards

Roomex wins hat-trick of awards

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Tradition Case Study

Tradition Case Study

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Roomex Happy Series: #1 Happy CFO

Roomex Happy Series: #1 Happy CFO

Are you a CFO having recurring nightmares about outdated hotel booking practices? Are your travel policies ignored, wrong hotel, wrong budgets, multiple...

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Your business rate for hotel stays is more negotiable than you think

Your business rate for hotel stays is more negotiable than you think

Economies of scale state the more you buy of something, the more you can save on each individual unit. The same principle can be applied when block...

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Are Budget Transatlantic Flights From Cork Preparing For Take-Off?

Are Budget Transatlantic Flights From Cork Preparing For Take-Off?

Cork seems an unlikely location for proxy battle over budget airline flights and fares. However when Norwegian Air and WOW Air announced plans to fly...

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All Work And Some Play: The Rise of The ‘Bleisure’ Travellers

All Work And Some Play: The Rise of The ‘Bleisure’ Travellers

When you’re one half of a couple, frequent business travel can take its toll on your relationship.

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Business Travellers: Are You Really Better Off in Business Class?

Business Travellers: Are You Really Better Off in Business Class?

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Roomex wins Best Internationally Scaling Irish Business at the Dot IE Net Visionary Awards

Roomex wins Best Internationally Scaling Irish Business at the Dot IE Net Visionary Awards

The great and the good of the Irish Internet community gathered last Friday night in the RDS for the annual showpiece of the industry calendar, the Dot...

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Roomex raises ​€​3.5m to help simplify business travel

Roomex raises ​€​3.5m to help simplify business travel

Dublin, Ireland ­ 28 September 2016 ­ 

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Roomex growth fuels more new jobs!

Roomex growth fuels more new jobs!

The continued success of our online corporate hotel booking platform means that Roomex is now recruiting more than ever across all areas of the business....

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Construction Manager of the Year Awards

Construction Manager of the Year Awards

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The Business Traveller's Guide to Belfast

The Business Traveller's Guide to Belfast

 

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The Business Traveller's Guide to Boston

The Business Traveller's Guide to Boston

 

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The Business Travellers' guide to New York

The Business Travellers' guide to New York

 

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The Business Traveller's Guide to Miami

The Business Traveller's Guide to Miami

 

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Business Traveller's Guide to San Francisco

Business Traveller's Guide to San Francisco

 

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The Business Traveller's Guide to Chicago

The Business Traveller's Guide to Chicago

  "It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago. She outgrows his prophecies faster than he can make them." Mark Twain   ...

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The Business Traveller's Guide to Dallas

The Business Traveller's Guide to Dallas

 

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The Business Traveller's Guide to Rome

The Business Traveller's Guide to Rome

  If your business travels send you to Rome, thank the Pope, thank the gods - thank whomever - because you are in for a cultural feast such as few cities...

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The Business Traveller's Guide to Copenhagen

The Business Traveller's Guide to Copenhagen

  Copenhagen is a business destination that you won’t forget in a hurry. Dreamy spires line the skies, and cyclists pelt down the streets. In-between the...

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The Business Traveller's Guide to Brussels

The Business Traveller's Guide to Brussels

  As the de facto capital of the EU and home to its three main institutions, Brussels is a major international political hub. It’s also a leading...

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The Business Traveller's Guide to Edinburgh

The Business Traveller's Guide to Edinburgh

 

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The Business Traveller's Guide To Birmingham

The Business Traveller's Guide To Birmingham

 

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The Business Traveller's Guide to Amsterdam

The Business Traveller's Guide to Amsterdam

  Planning to visit Amsterdam for business any time soon? Before you head over to this culturally-rich European city, find out how to make the most of...

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Roomex wins the Travel Media 'Industry Innovator' Award for 2016!

Roomex wins the Travel Media 'Industry Innovator' Award for 2016!

We were absolutely thrilled to be presented with the Industry Innovatoraward at the Travel Media Gala ceremony at The Westbury Hotel, Dublin, lastweek....

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The Business Traveller's Guide to Dublin

The Business Traveller's Guide to Dublin

   

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The Business Traveller’s Guide to Central London

The Business Traveller’s Guide to Central London

 

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The Business Traveller's Guide to Paris

The Business Traveller's Guide to Paris

  Are you visiting Paris for the Intermat conference from 23rd-28th April? Don’t want to waste the opportunity to experience the highlights of one of the...

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The Business Traveller's Guide to Barcelona

The Business Traveller's Guide to Barcelona

    In Barca on Business? Here’s How to Squeeze in the Best of the City in Your Spare Hours...   Want to see a little more of this incredible city than in...

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The Business Traveller’s Guide to Berlin

The Business Traveller’s Guide to Berlin

  What to do at Berlin’s #appsworld Since opening its doors to the world since the fall of the wall, Berlin has become a bustling, cosmopolitan and hugely...

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Join Your Peers At The All-Ireland Business Summit On April 14th

Join Your Peers At The All-Ireland Business Summit On April 14th

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Roomex Launches New 2016 Hotel Booking Engine at London Business Travel Show

Roomex Launches New 2016 Hotel Booking Engine at London Business Travel Show

Roomex, the online hotel booking platform for business travel, is launching a brand new hotel booking engine on Wednesday at the London Business Travel...

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Roomex opens new locations throughout UK

Roomex opens new locations throughout UK

Roomex now has offices and local staff throughout all of Ireland and The UK. Our two central offices are in Dublin and London, but we now also have Roomex...

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New Roomex website goes live !

New Roomex website goes live !

We launched our new website today at www.roomex.com ! Apart from taking in our new branding and design, we have also re-developed the Roomex hotel booking...

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Roomex 2015 - Thank You !

Roomex 2015 - Thank You !

Another year over and we're delighted to say that 2015 has been our best year ever. We have grown our presence in the Irish and UK markets, created some...

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Roomex Saves Over €1.7 million for Business Clients in 2015

Roomex Saves Over €1.7 million for Business Clients in 2015

One of the biggest benefits of using Roomex for Business is that we provide instant visibility on total hotel spend... and savings ! This allows senior...

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Roomex - Awards for 2015

Roomex - Awards for 2015

We've had an incredible run of awards and nominations in the last few months, here's a summary:

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Should you negotiate a fixed price with hotels?

Should you negotiate a fixed price with hotels?

Many of our customers travel regularly to the same locations and indeed to the same hotels and therefore will have entrusted Roomex to ensure that they...

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Corporate Hotel Bookings in under 1 minute!

Corporate Hotel Bookings in under 1 minute!

Roomex, the leading corporate hotel booking service, today announced a major service upgrade which will lead to vastly improved booking speeds. “One...

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Roomex exhibit at the Construction Industry Federation Annual Conference

Roomex exhibit at the Construction Industry Federation Annual Conference

Roomex recently exhibited at The Construction Industry Federation Annual Conference in the Aviva Stadium in October. As exhibitors we networked with key...

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Roomex Sponsors Manufacturing Event

Roomex Sponsors Manufacturing Event

An estimated 400 delegates attended this week’s National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition in the Aviva Stadium. The sold-out signs...

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How do I create a great travel policy for my business? It’s all in the 3C’s.

How do I create a great travel policy for my business? It’s all in the 3C’s.

Jack our CEO and Michael our Sales Director recently joined top travel buyers and suppliers from Ireland and Britain who gathered in Dublin to participate...

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Hotel Bookings for Business Travel – Why Travel is Essential to Success

Hotel Bookings for Business Travel – Why Travel is Essential to Success

Recent rises and falls in business sentiment have been reflected in the amount of business related travel being carried out by company executives. As the...

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Corporate Travel Online Adoption Surges to 98%

Corporate Travel Online Adoption Surges to 98%

Roomex is Ireland’s fastest growing corporate hotel booking agency. Its online Roomex for Business platform now manages hotel bookings for over 100 Irish...

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Roomex sponsors Food and Drink Conference and Exhibition at The Aviva Stadium

Roomex sponsors Food and Drink Conference and Exhibition at The Aviva Stadium

Roomex has agreed to sponsor the inaugural Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition which takes place in the Aviva Stadium in September. The...

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Sisk Seal of Approval

Sisk Seal of Approval

Sisk Group has been working with Roomex for Business for over 2 years now and it has completely transformed our hotel booking process. Previously - we...

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Irish Business Travel up 29% in 2014

Irish Business Travel up 29% in 2014

Irish Business travel is increasing rapidly, as illustrated by new figures released today by the Dublin based Corporate Online Hotel Booking Agency,...

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Roomex 2014 Awards Season

Roomex 2014 Awards Season

The end of year awards season is firmly upon us and we’ve had a busy couple of weeks at Roomex. Matt, our Director of Contracting attended the Eircom...

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Roomex wins €500k Musgrave Group Hotel Contract

Roomex wins €500k Musgrave Group Hotel Contract

Roomex.com, the Dublin based online hotel booking agency, has, this week, secured a new 12 month contract with Musgrave Group. Roomex has been working...

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Roomex at The Dublin Web Summit

Roomex at The Dublin Web Summit

Exhilarating, inspiring, exhausting, profitable, incredible, enormous, crazy. Just some of the adjectives we used to describe this year’s Dublin Web...

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