A cost saving function for rail travel bookings has been introduced by Hogg Robinson Group in response to growing demand for business travel by train.

The new feature, unveiled within HRG Online version 8.6, enables clients to view savings on ticket costs and manage UK rail spend more effectively.

It allows clients to benchmark their savings against any of the available fare types. Users are then able to see how much they are saving on a standard ticket price.  

The online upgrade records and stores data, which is then available as a savings report.  The report highlights any out of policy rail bookings, signifying areas where policy can be tightened to achieve further savings.

HRG technology product development director Paul Saggar said: “Users will see the savings benefits as they are making their bookings, thanks to the dynamic rail display. 

“This display will also inform the traveller of any overspend, recording it as a missed savings opportunity. Such visual prompts often help to shape positive purchasing behaviour in the future.  

“The flexibility of this tool allows users to set the benchmark fare according to their policy and needs, ultimately providing them with greater control over their online rail spend.”