5, 2010 – Merchant fees have become the single-largest distribution cost for airlines, and in recent years, several factors have led air carriers to search for ways to reduce or offset that cost.Unfortunately for corporate travel buyers, any likely move that airlines may take to reduce or offset merchant fees represents an increase in travel program costs.
And for all travelers, don't forget about the Sunday travel sections of major newspapers -- they're full of ads from consolidators.
LONDON, – BCD Travel’s Justin Isaacs was named ‘Operations Manager of the Year’ at The People Awards 2014, which took place in London last week.
For executives, we ensure that the travel program supports company objectives.
In short, we help our clients travel smart and achieve more.
Verify eligibility with the airline and consolidator before purchasing the ticket.
Some consolidators allow you to enter frequent flier mile information when making your reservation. To protect yourself, always use a major credit card to purchase your airfare.
For travelers, this means keeping them safe and productive, and equipping them to make good choices on the road.
For travel and procurement managers, it means advising them on how to grow the value of their travel program.
Check for memberships in trade organizations such as the United States Air Consolidators Association (USACA), American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), International Air Transport Association (IATA) or United States Tour Operators Asociation (USTOA).