Save More. Travel Better. Like Coastr
Learn how Coastr, a start-up mobility tech company, managed to drive rapid growth during the pandemic using a centralised self-service travel tool.
A start-up mobility tech company Coastr moved full speed during the pandemic expanding its team from six to more than 35 members across the globe.
While Coastr’s people thrived in a remote workplace, their global customer base of vehicle rental providers still preferred in-person meetings. And as lockdowns lifted across various markets, the demand for travel only increased.
The startup needed a solution that would help it to centralise travel without hindering growth or costing it valuable time or money.
Coastr turned to Booking.com for Business as a turnkey way to get a handle on travel. The all-in-one business travel platform empowered Coastr to set travel policies down to the individual traveler level without compromising on the consumer-like search-and-book travel experience employees were used to.
“As a startup with a limited number of employees, recruiting a travel manager is not cost-effective. That's where the Booking.com for Business solution is useful. There are no fees and it allows us to implement travel policies and streamline travel bookings, ” says CEO & Founder of Coastr.
“We have saved thousands by centralising through the Booking.com for Business solution.”
The adoption of Booking.com for Business saved the company thousands in spend. Through better controls and visibility, Coastr was able to significantly reduce avoidable costs for things like last-minute air tickets.
The platform has also reduced Coastr’s administrative costs by centralising payments, eliminating employee expense reports and reducing the burden on the company’s finance team.
“Our people probably would have used Booking.com for travel anyway, but now it’s all organised under one business solution.”