Tips for achieving cost savings through a combination of reducing expenses, avoiding costs, and good negotiating, courtesy of Dorie Deebold, managing director, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Philadelphia, and Rick Kauffman, business development manager, ITA Group:
1. Choose your locations wisely. Look for hot dates, off-season rates, and lower-tier destinations.
2. Be flexible with travel patterns.
3. Use electronic communications instead of print.