Welcome to Premier Inn Business News, where we’ll be sharing insights into business travel, top tips and articles. Find out how to get more from your business trip, with advice on saving money on hotel booking plus travel hacks and city guides to ensure your business is set up for success.
Premier Inn Business News
The best and worst of business jargon
We polled the British public to discover which office lingo they hate most. From “no brainer” to “game-changer”, the nation has decided the 33 most cringe-inducing phrases they hear at work.
Unlock savings with tools and best practice
Whitepaper from our Head of Sales and Reservations, Edward Fotheringham, on how changing booking behaviour can drive savings for your business.
Owning our sites
At Whitbread, owning the majority of our hotels and restaurants has given us a significant competitive advantage.
Don’t lose sleep over lack of control
When it comes to running a successful travel programme, transparency is key. Which is why at Premier Inn, we pride ourselves on keeping our prices, policies, and information crystal clear for customers.
Location, location, location
We know that location is key when it comes to business travel, and while recent technology trends have enabled companies to conduct meetings digitally, they haven’t entirely replaced the need for face-to-face interactions.
How good is your account manager?
Premier Inn is the first hospitality brand to join the Association of Professional Sales (APS) – and we’re proud of it. Our partnership is based on a common vision and shared values – professionalism in our industries, a passion for personal development, and a desire to innovate.
Introducing James Pitcher
James Pitcher, Director of Sustainability, Whitbread Group leads our sustainability programme, Force for Good, which is a fundamental part of how we run our business.
Our first hotel in Germany opened in Frankfurt Messe and has consistently been ranked number one in the city by guests on Trip Advisor since opening back in 2016. Our second hotel in Hamburg City Centre is just a stone’s throw from the city’s main train station and major attractions. And more recently we've opened two hotels in Munich: Munich City Schwabing and Munich City Centre.
Our travel hacks will help you pack smarter and get the most out of your business trips.
Need to charge your phone on the train but aren’t close to a plug socket? Always carry an external charger for those emergency moments. There are pocket-sized ones that are ideal for people on the go.
Look the business
When you’re packing for a trip, try rolling your shirts instead of folding them to avoid unsightly creases. But, if you do end up with a few unexpected ones, hang the shirts in the shower and the steam will get rid of them instantly.
Pack smart – work smarter
For a crisp looking shirt, coil your belt around your shirt collar to keep it looking straight and stiff when you wear it. It will save you space too so you’ll have a spot for that extra pair of socks or phone charger.
Take more for less
Try finding a cabin-sized travel bag that already comes with a laptop compartment so that you don’t have to carry two separate bags. You’ll also have an extra hand to carry your takeaway coffee, fuss-free.
Sleep tips for business travellers
Find ways to get better and longer sleep and feel fresher the following morning.
Enjoy a book
39% of people who read a book before bed report sleeping very well on a regular basis.
Keep it consistent
Creating a set bed time routine is likely to make you sleep better. So why not try to go to bed at the same time every night.
Switch on to switch off
To have a positive effect on your quality of sleep, stop using devices like mobiles, laptops or the TV, at least one hour before bedtime.
Benefit from Premier Inn insider knowledge and local recommendations to get the most from your next business trip.
Guide to Glasgow
Our Glasgow city guide will show you the best of this architecturally rich destination. After a work trip, spend your spare time experiencing everything there is to do and even use our guide to plan public transport and travelling from the airport.
Guide to Manchester
One of the most exciting UK cities, Manchester is the capital of the North West with a huge choice of places to meet after a busy working day.
Guide to Birmingham
Birmingham was named the UK’s top destination for business tourism outside of London, in the annual British Meetings & Events Industry Survey. With an array of places to eat and view iconic buildings, our guide will have the spare time in your next business trip sorted.