Capita Travel and Events says it is growing the portfolio of unique hotels and venues in its Collection Partnership offering.

The company launched the Collection, the name given to hotels that are typically independently-owned or part of a small chain, to provide clients with a choice of venues outside of the mainstream hotel companies.

According to Jake Lawley, head of Collection proposition: “We were one of the first travel management companies to offer this level of variety and, since we started the Collection proposition several years ago, we have grown the partnership to include over 300 hotels, venues and apartments in around 200 towns and cities across the UK.”

Capita says its data shows new joiners to the Collection see an average increase of 99 per cent in monthly room night volume, 101 per cent growth in monthly spend levels and a 69 per cent increase in the amount of customers using their properties.

Lawley continued: “This access to independent hotels and venues gives our customers a very different and real choice for travellers to take an occasional break from the typical mainstream international branded properties. Through our contracting expertise we ensure our support of customers’ governances of duty of care, safety, security and quality guarantees are met and as a general rule of thumb the Collection portfolio represents great value and so we support that in our customer preferencing.”

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