FedRooms: The Answer to Government Lodging

» Posted by on Jul 19, 2014 in Hotels | 0 comments

As a government employee, there are times that arise when I am asked to travel somewhere in order to receive training for my job or to train others for theirs. Working in the Travel department within my agency, I know the importance of following regulations to find a hotel within per diem at the location I am traveling to. In the past, I would search the internet in order to find a hotel, but may have to go to numerous hotel sites to find a hotel that is within the allowed per diem.

FedRooms has now made this job a simpler process. By logging into one website, I am able to find hotels from several chains that are within the per diem amount. Not only does FedRooms make hotel rooms easier to find, it also helps government travelers with guarantees that the hotels are at or below the per diem rate and 4:00 pm or later cancellation the day of arrival without penalties.

There are other guarantees that FedRooms offer government travelers as well. The main ones are a guarantee that the hotel is FEMA compliant, that there are no hidden costs or fees in the room rates, and that there is no charge for an early checkout. There are currently more than 5,000 hotels that participate in FedRooms in over 1,600 cities around the world.

The FedRooms program is a first step for the hotel industry to help simplify reserving rooms for government travelers.  Why would anyone go anywhere else to reserve hotel rooms?

By: Linda Ruppel

The contents of this message are mine personally and do not reflect any position of the Government or my agency.

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