SAVE MONEY WITHOUT NEW SOFTWARE
Impala analyzes your company's travel history and negotiates preferential pricing for your company with hotels, airlines and other travel providers. You plug these prices into your existing travel software like Concur/modern-alternatives or book them directly with the provider.
The average company can save up to 30% on their annual travel budget.
Travel better for less
Working with Impala gives you the certainty that you’re getting the best possible price on company travel, without having to sacrifice quality.
Lower your travel spend by up to 30% by next month
Today, your team is booking last-minute and they’re booking public or only lightly discounted prices. We can negotiate dramatic direct discounts for most companies from 250 people above.
More engaged employees
Every supplier we work with is checked against our 10-point modern business travel standard to ensure optimal employee performance and engagement while traveling.
Certified low spend
As standard we provide board-level travel reporting so that you can report with ease that you’re actively lower spend in a key problem area for most companies.
Give your employees back their time
Our retreats and offsites booking service means that your key business leaders can spend more time on what really matters, not calling around hotels and restaurants.
TRAVEL PROGRAM KEY FEATURES
Negotiated pricing with relevant, high-quality hotels in your destinations.
For growth stage companies, negotiated airline pricing.
Unique pricing for airport transfers (Europe-only).
An analysis of existing travel policy with advice on potential savings.
Reporting dashboard to monitor savings.
OUR GLOBAL NETWORK
We work with leading travel suppliers worldwide and have done so collectively for decades. We put this network to work to get you the best possible travel.
HOW IT WORKS
Deep Travel History Analysis
We run your travel history and policy through our proprietary analysis software. This allows us to forecast your expenditure in the next 12 months and how you can make significant savings. We can do this in less than 24 hours from receiving your data.
Build Travel Program
We put together your future travel program and present the savings you can expect from working with us. Once agreed we go out and negotiate your pricing with the suppliers that make sense for you. This takes around 4 weeks from beginning to end.
Benefit & Report
Once negotiated, you can start using the rates and services we’ve set up for you through your existing travel software or directly with providers. We actively monitor the pricing you're getting to make sure it meets standards and you can access monthly, board-level reporting.
NO NEW SOFTWARE NEEDED
Whether you use a traditional TMC or modern business travel software, the program that we negotiate for you can be booked without having to onboard new software and works seamlessly. For those that don’t use business travel software, you’ll be able to book most pricing direct and we can advise you on software choices should you wish to look at that market.
The best way to explain why we signed up is ‘why not?’. It took minimal effort to onboard and the business model is simple.
The onboarding of our over 200 properties was incredibly easy with Impala. Our tech team didn’t have to do a thing — we had never experienced such a smooth process before.
Impala help us regain a bit more of the UK market and explore new avenues. The reservations are straightforward and don't put extra weight on our current operations.
Impala gives us the agility to discover and test new markets without the resources previously required.
We're so glad to work with Impala. Their booking process is great for our hotel.
If your question isn’t answered here then we’d be happy to discuss it with you, you can contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For most companies, our service costs nothing. We make money by charging a modest commission to the travel providers we work with. This commission is flat and does not vary from supplier to supplier so there’s never any worry about supplier bias.
Once we have access to your travel data and policy, we take care of everything and once you’ve approved the travel program, we handle all negotiations. Think two short Zoom calls to give the “okay”.
It really varies depending on the destinations of most of your travel but as a general rule, if you have a travel spend of $100K per year then it’s worth discussing. It can even be worthwhile at less than $100K if your travel is highly concentrated (for instance remote workers coming to head-office).
No! In many ways Impala acts as your outsource travel manager. If you do have a travel manager then we can work directly with them to ensure that we’re boosting their impact.
No! We routinely work with companies where travel spend is managed directly by a Finance Manager, Head of People or in Operations. If you do have a procurement team then great, we can work directly with them to help boost their impact.
We aim to have all customers booking prices we’ve negotiated for them within 6 weeks. For companies with a more concentrated travel spend this can be even less.
Absolutely. We have a separate service that handles organizing retreats and offsites that goes from just booking lodging to a full-service retreat planning service for 1000+ people. Contact us directly at email@example.com to discuss further.
How We're Building Better Travel Programs
For hoteliers, procurement professionals and digital TMCs, Impala makes new ideas possible. See how we're building the future of travel with our partners.
Travel Programs: Saving across all aspects of travel
Introducing a travel program of negotiated prices is the fastest way over-extended finance teams can save on travel without sacrificing on quality.
Here's how Open Distribution stacks up against channel managers and bed banks
Find out what makes Open Distribution unique compared to the existing models of hotel distribution.
The 2022 travel trends hotels need to know about
We comb through the data - and check in with the Impalans talking to hotels every day - to discover what you need to know about right now.