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Marriott Launches ‘Business Access by Marriott Bonvoy’ for SMB Travel Management



Marriott Launches ‘Business Access by Marriott Bonvoy’ for SMB Travel Management

Addressing SMB Travel Challenges

A global survey commissioned by Marriott Bonvoy® and conducted by Wakefield Research revealed that 75% of business travelers at SMBs find their current travel booking platforms frustrating. Common complaints include difficulty of use (56%), inability to book travel and hotels together (27%), and poor integration with expense programs (27%). Over half of the respondents (58%) indicated they would prefer to book outside their company’s travel management platforms.

Features of Business Access by Marriott Bonvoy

Business Access by Marriott Bonvoy allows SMBs to book hotels within the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio at discounted rates, along with flights, rail, and car rentals, through a user-friendly, multilingual tool. The program offers live traveler data, real-time reporting, and expense management capabilities.

Benefits and Rewards

Small to medium-sized businesses joining the program can enjoy discounted rates at Marriott Bonvoy hotels worldwide (subject to availability) and earn points for future stays. Companies can achieve Marriott Bonvoy Elite status awards, which can be shared with employees. Additionally, businesses holding specific Marriott Bonvoy Business Credit Cards are invited to apply for the program and enjoy its benefits.

Enhanced Booking Experience

The platform serves as a comprehensive hub for SMB travelers, allowing them to compare, book, manage, and alter their travel plans, including hotels, flights, rail, and car rentals, all in one place. This supports compliance with company travel policies and offers a streamlined shopping experience.

Customizable and Real-Time Management Tools

Travel managers can customize travel policies to meet their company’s needs, ensuring adherence to spending limits. Real-time analytics provide detailed insights into travel expenses and behavior, enabling policy adjustments and improved management of travel budgets.

Traveler Safety and Expense Management

The program includes tools for monitoring traveler health and safety, allowing managers to stay informed about potential disruptions and mitigate risks. It also offers expense management solutions, enabling integration with existing platforms, virtual credit card payments, and automated expense reports.

Access to Marriott Bonvoy Benefits

Employees of SMBs enrolled in Business Access by Marriott Bonvoy gain full access to Marriott Bonvoy’s offerings, including member rates, free breakfast, late checkout, mobile check-in, mobile keys, and mobile chat on the Marriott Bonvoy app, free in-room Wi-Fi, room upgrades, and more (subject to availability). Members can also earn points for stays at Marriott Bonvoy properties globally and redeem them for free stays or experiences.

Powered by Spotnana

Business Access by Marriott Bonvoy is powered by Spotnana, a Travel-as-a-Service platform that modernizes travel industry infrastructure, ensuring a seamless and efficient travel management experience for SMBs.

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