Work and Explore – that is NIDA Rooms’ offerings to its customers, who want to add some zest into their business travels. NIDA Rooms, which is Asia’s largest branded hotel rooms network operator, today launched NIDA for Business to cater to travelers who appreciate the need to combine leisure activities when travelling for business purposes.
NIDA Rooms Chief Executive Officer, Kaneswaran Avili said, “We believe and encourage business travelers to explore the local environment they are during their travels. Business travelers are aware that knowing a culture in the country they want to expand into will give them an added advantage. We are just giving them the tools to experience their clients’ or business partners’ culture and lifestyle in every way possible.
“At NIDA Rooms, we like to set trends, be bold and disruptive. We want to engage, we want to instill the need for excitement and experience in travelers. Hence, our tagline Live and Explore. We pride ourselves in offering good quality rooms at the right price in conventional as well as non-conventional locations. As such, more than 50 per cent of our branded hotel rooms are located in areas that has not been penetrated by any OTAs,” Mr. Avili stressed.
“For the last 13 months, since our inception in September last year, we have identified and secured more than 4,000 pre-qualified hotels in hundreds of locations rich with culture, traditions, host to localized outdoor activities and immersed with the local flavor,” he added.
NIDA Rooms has properties in four main countries – Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia and is continuously expanding its presence in Asia. Next year, the branded hotel room network operator plans to expand into other countries in Asia.
NIDA Rooms launched its NIDA for Business product to offer business travelers the added advantage of experiencing its clients’ culture and lifestyle first hand. The package, tailored to the needs of the Small and Mid-size Enterprises (SMEs) also offers the below benefits:
- Smart Self Service – An electronic feature that enables business to register in less than two steps, with no pre-qualification or long application process. The feature also empowers the members to add employees, book hotel rooms in hundreds of locations, manage the bookings and track monthly spend online in simple and efficient manner.
- Smart Savings – If new members register before November 30, 2016, they will receive an instant RM500 travel credit in addition to their membership entitlement of additional cash back for every confirmed booking based on their monthly spend.
- Smart Flex – This feature allows members to change their booking details or cancel the bookings 2 days prior to the check-in date without being charged any penalties.
- Smart Insights – This is a feature that allows members to gain insights into their spending trends, cash back balance, employees’ travelling trends, among others.
“NIDA for Business has been designed for business travelers who love to experience new adventures, that know how to combine their business skills and travel learnings to gain competitive advantages at their work place. Even the benefits we offer with this service have two main aims, which are cost and time savings. We are offering an instant Travel Credit of RM 500 for those Businesses signing up before November 30, 2016,’ Mr. Avili said.
“Our main aim is to enhance travelers’ experience and provide them with an adventure or two. As such, we want to be transparent so that customers can make informed choices and chose the type of experience they are in the mood for. Those are the reasons we boldly provide peer verified hotel content, such as ratings, reviews, photographs, journey blogs, that allows customers to classify our hotels into 3 categories – awesome, wow and just nice,” Mr. Avili concluded.