New Feature Update: Button Up the Details With Our Car & Hotel Options

When it comes to business travel, it’s the little “extras” that can really take the stress out of planning (and taking) that next all-important work trip. And we’re happy to report that we’ve got some great “extras” buttoned up for October. Read on for our latest and greatest features!

Add on a rental car

Have a hectic client schedule on your business trip and need some wheels to get around? Now, you can reserve a Hertz rental car with your air or hotel purchase, available for pickup at airport locations. Choose from 5 different car types to suit your specific business needs: compact, mid-size, full-size, SUV, or minivan.

Perfect your hotel stay

Book just a hotel Sometimes, all you need is a place to stay. If your biz trip is relatively local, maybe you’re taking your own car or hitching a ride with a colleague. In cases like these, you can book just a hotel if that’s all you need. Of course, you can always upgrade to a package at any time by adding on a 2nd travel option of air, rental car, or Uber.

Book a “partial stay” Your biz trip is 5 days, but you need only 3 nights at a hotel? Guess what, we’ve got it -- so now you can get it, too! We’re taking away all those “hard and fast” business travel rules and giving you more flexibility when your schedule zigs left instead of zagging right.

Choose your room When you travel often enough for work, you develop certain preferences -- which is especially true when it comes to where you lay your head at night. Now, you can choose your room type with your hotel. Just click on the ROOMS tab to see all the options. Do you prefer a comfy king, or is a junior suite more your style? Check out all the options, then choose what you want -- no problem!

Check Trip Advisor ratings Although we sell only business-quality hotels on Upside, we want you to be confident in your selection -- so we now include the TripAdvisor Travel Rating for every hotel. Check out your preferred hotel’s star rating before you check out.

Look up your hotel location With our new map and list views, you can check out the location of your hotel in relation to your conference or clients. It’s a great way to ensure you choose the hotel that’s most convenient for your work travel needs.

We’re adding new and expanded features every month, so please check back often. You deserve a better business trip. And we’re here to make that happen.

Speaking of hotels, you asked for it and we delivered: Upside now enables you to book just a hotel with our “Hotel Only” option. To celebrate this brand-new feature, we’re giving you a minimum of $200 in gift cards when you book a hotel stay of at least $600 by 10/29. Use promo code HOTELONLY to get this special offer.