Travelocity Business’ Air Consulting Drives Significant Cost Savings for Business Travel Programs
Nearly $100 Million Saved in Past Year Across Ten Clients
-- Travelocity Business'(R) consulting team, established in 2006 to help corporate programs gain maximum value from supplier relationships, achieved a milestone this year by cumulatively saving nearly $100 million for its ten participating clients. Deploying proprietary techniques and leveraging Sabre Travel Network(R) and GetThere(R) resources, Travelocity Business (TBiz) anticipates even greater savings in the next year as best practices are refined and the agency takes advantage of Sabre's new Contract Optimization Services to build its Airline Contract Management Tool.
Travelocity Business' Consulting Services is particularly effective at driving meaningful savings for corporations that seize automation's advantages in the booking process. With the analytical reporting as a foundation, TBiz's veteran consulting team can guide programs to savings via:
- Improved use of messaging to arrangers and travelers at the point-of-sale;
- Integration of point of-sale-preferencing both in the online and telephonic booking process via proprietary TBiz technologies;
- Isolation of preferred suppliers;
- Ordering of preferred suppliers on screen displays; and
- Educational programs for road warriors, etc.
In each case, the mix of online and offline tactics fit neatly with the company's strategic travel program goals and corporate culture. TBiz's existing stable of air consulting clients recorded a net effective discount of 17.8 percent over the past year, saving millions on both domestic and international travel.
"CFOs at companies big and small are putting unprecedented pressure on travel procurement staff to get the most out of every travel dollar," said DeAnne Dale, vice president of sales and consulting services for Travelocity Business. "Our analytical processes have delivered measureable savings for clients with less than two million in air spend to larger corporations on the BTN 100 list. In each case, companies are traveling smarter, maximizing preferred supplier relationships on a market-by-market basis, and tracking their spend to ensure access to quality data for the next round of supplier negotiations."
About Travelocity Business | Southlake, Texas-based Travelocity Business is a full-service corporate travel management company. Travelocity Business is one of the business travel industry's fastest-growing agencies with more than $800 million in annual travel spend under management. Travelocity Business combines the expertise, service and travel choices of Travelocity(R) with corporate experience gained from serving more than half of the Fortune 200 companies. For more information, companies can visit http://www.travelocitybusiness.com.
Sabre Holdings Corporation is a world leader in travel commerce, retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. More information about Sabre Holdings is available at http://www.sabre-holdings.com.