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What are the benefits of a Travel Program Account Manager – Travel Management Solutions Guide

Partnering with a corporate travel agency is a lucrative way to provide your business with smart travel management solutions. Corporate travel administration agencies aim to help you with the process of trip planning, booking, and making it as flawless as possible. A dedicated Account Manager works as your Travel Manager – except that they are not in your payroll.

Account Manager’s role includes analyzing trends to negotiate direct corporate rates with vendors on your behalf, spot trends and advise on cost savings and travel program opportunities. They also match agency’s resources to client’s needs, maximizing savings.

Travel Discounts
Since corporate travel agencies work with a variety of customers and consequently establish strong relationships with various travel brands, they can enable you to avail amazing travel management solutions. You can enjoy recent discounts on several products and services, alongside availing many other benefits, like cheap car rentals, room upgrades, in-house hotel breakfasts, lavish meals, flight upgrades, etc.

Itinerary Changes
When you directly book with an airline or make reservations using an online booking service, most often, you are excessively charged for making changes in your trip plan after booking. However, when booking through a corporate travel agency, you benefit from the partnership agencies have with vendor, which includes waivers and favors to reduce costs during changes.

Industry Access and Best Knowledge
Most agencies providing travel management solutions have access to a lot of travel resources, and they are aware of how to get hold of such resources promptly. Hence, these can provide you with the best and most accurate information regarding various subjects, such as flight paths improvement choices, lowest prices, and supplementary knowledge, ensuring your employees' enhanced comfort and convenience during the trips. You keep doing your job while the agency does what they do every day!

Your business can save up to 18% annually and make the most of many benefits by booking its travel with Forest Travel. Connect today for an evaluation of your current program.

BY: Carmen Stinson

Corporate Travel Director - Forest Travel Agency

Email: carmen@foresttravel.com