When a company is ready to strategically approach staff business travel needs, it often looks to the services and products a travel management company provides. After all, corporate travel management is a multifaceted, complex endeavor, particularly when done on a large scale in the corporate environment. So how can a travel management company help your organization? And what does a corporate travel management company do? Let’s find out.
Travel disruptions are inevitable. Consider that last year alone there were more than 100 major events (hurricanes, tropical storms, active volcanoes, earthquakes and named winter storms) that impacted travel. According to FlightGlobal, 3.6 million flights were canceled or delayed greater than 30 minutes in 2017. That’s nearly one of every 10 flights globally.
Technology is integral to every part of the traveler journey. Whether it’s booking flights online, viewing your itinerary on a mobile travel app or reading hotel reviews, embracing technology is important. This is where a technology-driven travel management company, like Fox World Travel, excels. Here are key ways Fox stays on top of the trends in travel technology.
Rocketrip, the leading employee engagement platform for business travel, announces a partnership with top travel management company Fox World Travel. The partnership will provide Fox World Travel’s corporate clients with an innovative way to create workplace cultures of empowerment and recognition.
Fox World Travel shares an important update from the Federal Government regarding the REAL ID Act.
Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver’s licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards. States have made considerable progress in meeting this key recommendation of the 9/11 Commission and every state has a more secure driver’s license today than before the passage of the Act.Check the compliance status of your traveler’s state of residence. States that were previously non-compliant must meet federal requirements to add extra security features to their driver’s licenses by the deadline or receive an extension.
With an expanding client base, Fox is excited to announce the addition of Tina Husemoller as Client Solutions Manager. Husemoller brings with her over 20 years of travel experience as well as a Masters of Business Administration from Concordia State University.
Better business travel outcomes with strong supplier relationships
It’s all about who you know, even when it comes to corporate travel solutions. As a travel agency serving business, vacation and meeting and incentive travelers, having trusted supplier relationships with our vendors has a big impact on the customer experience. Here’s how strong supplier relationships can benefit travelers and corporate travel programs.
More and more corporate travelers are shedding their business attire to hit beaches, shopping centers and theater districts when the work that brought them to their destination is done. It’s all a part of a growing trend called bleisure travel, a combination business and leisure trip that includes an extended leisure stay, often with family or friends. In fact, according to a 2017 Global Business Travel Association study, nearly four in 10 North American business travelers added a leisure leg to their work trip.
Travel Agency is a 2018 Gold Award Recipient of Travel Weekly Magellan Award
Fox World Travel (Fox) is honored to announce that it is a recipient of the 2018 Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Innovation. This Gold Award specifically recognizes Fox’s focus on the traveler experience through the development of its innovative Fox Waivers 3i technology.
“Magellan Award winners are those whose exploration of travel’s possibilities ring true and stand out,” states Arnie Weissmann, Sr. Vice President and Editor in Chief of Travel Weekly. “They not only trigger the impulse to escape the ordinary and travel to new worlds, but to assure that promises and delivery are aligned.”
By: Mike Heck, Director of Supplier Solutions
In today’s rapidly changing airline environment, there seems to be daily news on mergers, alliances and joint ventures. As a corporate travel manager, it is important to understand how these are different, and more importantly, how they might impact a corporate agreement you might have with an airline.
A merger is a combination of two companies where one corporation is completely absorbed by another corporation. The most recent merger in the United States was between Alaska Airlines and Virgin America; Alaska absorbed Virgin America and the Virgin brand is no longer in the marketplace. Virtually overnight, Alaska Airlines became the nation’s 5th largest airline. They will be a major player on the west coast and will compete more effectively with the “Big 3” (Delta, United, American), and Southwest. You will also recall that the “Big 3” airlines of Delta, United, and American are products of their own recent mergers (Delta/Northwest, United/Continental, and American/US Air).