Jack says there has been a 12% increase in room rates in Auckland for the first quarter alone. ‘As new airlines continue to come into the New Zealand market, additional accommodation options will be required, putting pressure on the Auckland accommodation supply,’ he explains.
Jack went on to say that many New Zealand businesses are looking at smarter travel options to combat both the supply issues and the rate increases.
‘Putting your travel spend into one managed environment ensures you have visibility across all travellers, giving businesses the opportunity to look for savings,’ he says.
‘For example looking outside the main centres is not only a good cost-saving option, but provides a new and exciting destination for meetings and conferences.’
Jack adds, with domestic travel spend accounting for the majority of New Zealand businesses travel spend, it’s imperative business adapt. Focusing on a variety of accommodation options to maximise savings and will be key to satisfying the business needs in this changing environment.’