Digital Booking Sites

GSA imposes tighter controls on hotel bookings for federal employees

Excerpt from Federal Times

Sep 10, 2012 9:33 am

Skift Take

The GSA didn’t succeed when it tried to lower per diems for government employees, but now it is asserting control over its own employees and requiring that they book hotels through the FedRooms tool.

— Dennis Schaal

Discover the Top Travel Brands on Social Media

General Services Administration employees now must use FedRooms, the government’s official lodging program, when booking hotels, according to an agency memo issued last week.

Only about 5 percent of federal employees’ hotel reservations are through FedRooms, GSA spokesman Dan Cruz said in an email. Less than 10 percent of GSA’s own employees use FedRooms, which until now was recommended for bookings but not mandated, he said.

 

Read the Complete Story →

Tags:

More on Skift

Snackable Short-Form Videos Are Making a Mark in Travel Marketing
Sabre Prices Shares for Its IPO Below Initial Range
Interview: How Starwood Hotels Sells Luxury to a Diverse Consumer Base
How to Find the ‘Holistic Traveler’ Trapped in Your Data

We're the Moneyball of the Travel Industry

We know what's coming next in travel. Subscribe to the newsletter and get all the goodness in your inbox daily.