Created by the well-established Lido Group, providers of accommodation to the Government sector since 1991, www.government.travel was launched in September of 2009 to provide Government Employees with an online accommodation booking solution tailored to suit the needs and budgets specific to this market.
http://government.travel is a 100% Australian designed, owned and operated website. Through the use of advanced technologies, our goal is to assist all levels of Government to optimise savings whilst supporting the Australian accommodation and hospitality industry by lowering distribution costs.
The site lists all CBD and metropolitan areas as well as accommodation providers in regional and remote Australia.
Different types of properties available range from 2 - 5 star hotels, serviced apartments, motels, motor inns, bed and breakfasts and even caravan parks. Government.travel sources its content from the Australian Accommodation Data Exchange, also owned and operated by The Lido Group. Check out the AADX site for more details.
This purpose-built hotel aggregation system allows many smaller independent operators to market their properties to all Government sectors in a secure modern ecommerce environment.
Government.travel delivers users a secure payment facility as well as online reporting that provides details of their last 40 accommodation bookings. Payment for accommodation is processed online via a secure payment gateway. A GST-compliant tax invoice is then sent directly to the approved members work email address.
The site is 'Gated' to allow only subscribed government employees access by way of pre-approved government domains and government email addresses.
Government.travel is designed to bring the best value available to travellers with the ability to book up to the day of arrival with the flexibility to amend and cancel bookings with ease.