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Strategies for Reducing the Cost of Your Travel Expenses
 
We recognize that our clients are looking for the lowest fares, every time.  So, that’s what we deliver!  Cost reduction is about more than getting the lowest fare.  A small operation of just a handful of travelers has the same concerns as the multi-million dollar corporation, the bottom line.  We will show you how to cut cost by The Travel Company's internal processes stated below.
 
Lowest Fare Attainment.  The Travel Company will give you access to the largest selection of unbiased, low fare options, including voidable published fares, internet-only specials, consortia rates, agency-specific discount rates and direct connect fares, guaranteeing the lowest rate available in the marketplace every time you book travel.

The Travel Company's lowest fare finder approach
Multi-source Fare Search Capabilities.  The Travel Company offers travelers access to inventory from our GDS reservation system (Worldspan), direct connect suppliers (like Southwest and AirTran) as well as a large selection of web-only discount rates. (Our agents utilize Booking Builder which compares GDS rates with web-only rates.) We take it a step further and provide the corporate travelers with additional fare search options from low fare carriers such as RyanAir, EasyJet and Virgin Australia who are not represented in our GDS. 

Corporate Negotiated Rates.  The Travel Company will utilize any available corporate negotiated rate already in place with your corporation.   For clients with the volume to warrant negotiated corporate rates, The Travel Company will help you manage the contract fulfillment process to ensure great rates moving forward.  The Travel Company has an expert level of experience negotiating client discounts.  We have the contacts among the major airlines, hotel vendors and car rental companies available to us to assist in the process.

By combining 24 hour worldwide toll-free telephone support with Agent24, The Travel Company can deliver a first class solution to global travel.  Concur Travel® search engines include many vendors not available through a GDS like Ryanair and EasyJet, and features direct connections with vendors like Southwest Airlines, Air Canada, Virgin Blue and Are Lingus which offer enhanced booking options.  The Internet and electronic tickets have made it feasible to do away with the old business model and pass along the savings to clients.

Our business travel consultants will look at all options and get the best fares.  Travel agencies are your only source of unbiased information.  We work hard to get the best value for your business travel dollar. 
What if your traveler’s plans change and they bought a nonrefundable ticket?  The Travel Company can void the transaction within 24 hours of when  it was issued.  You can't do that if they bought the ticket from the airline or a travel website.  We save some clients over $100,000 each year just by voiding tickets. 

Unused tickets.  We track your electronic tickets and will remind travelers to reuse them.  This service is not offered for travelers who book their own travel over various websites.

Manage upgrades for qualifying travelers.  The Travel Company keeps current with the classes of service that qualify for upgrades.  We will quote the fare and the ticket will be issued in the necessary class.  This insures the traveler will be upgraded pending availability.

Adheres to any Corporate Policies in place - The Travel Company will utilize any preferred suppliers: i.e., car rental companies, hotel chains, airlines that are in place by the travelers' corporation.

Service Fee Savings
Our all-inclusive airline ticketing fees with minimal optional fees,  typically provide a savings of 30-50% off the total cost of service offered by mega-agencies with offices all around the globe.   The cost of maintaining brick-and-mortar locations in multiple countries must be paid for by someone, and that someone is the client.  To hide the true cost of service these agencies charge a multitude of add-on fees, from profile loading fees and cancellation fees, to reporting and online tool access fees.  These hidden costs in their service contracts negate any savings expected from a deceptively-low online ticket fulfillment fee.

Our Processing charges:
Domestic ticketing - $42
International ticketing, for more than one city destination - $52
After Hours Service - if other than emergency $25
Meeting Planning - based on meeting requirements 
 
There is no additional fee for these value-added services included as part of our basic fee  

THE TRAVEL COMPANY - No Cost - Value added Benefits

Refund of tickets - NO COST
Voided tickets when permitted  to avoid airline penalty - NO COST
Hotel/Car rental booking without air - NO COST
Airline fare and Rule Waivers - NO COST
E-Pricing - Lowest Fare Search Guarantee - NO COST
360 Air Fares - internet search of over 300 sites - NO COST
Unused ticket tracker - NO COST
Quality Check Automated Quality Assurance - NO COST
SeatFinder - Seat Selection follow up - NO COST
Schedule Changes - Continually check airline times and flight numbers - NO COST
Duplicating trip invoices when needed - NO COST
Secure duplicate hotel receipts when needed - NO COST
Secure duplicate car rental receipts when needed - NO COST
Secure airline purchase seats - NO COST
Track flight status when needed - NO COST
Reservation cancellation for air, hotel, car and rail - NO COST
Contacting hotels when arrival is delayed or unexpectedly cancelled to avoid penalty - NO COST
Cancellation waivers - NO COST
Standard Corporate Reports - NO COST
Credit Card Reconciliation Reports - NO COST
24 Hour Emergency After Hours Service - NO COST                                                                                                                                                        
 
Having worked with travelers and businesses in hundreds of different industries, our travel consultants recognize that every organization is different and each traveler has their own preferences.  The Travel Company works on an individual basis with each traveler, customizing each detail to that specific traveler's needs  We strive for proficiency in performance with each and every reservation we process.  Thus making the trip planning process a simple one for the traveler.

We Make Travel Easier.