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.
Rocketrip is revolutionizing the business travel experience by rewarding employees for making more cost-effective decisions when booking business trips. When Rocketrip users book travel below their customized trip budget, they are rewarded with a portion of the savings. These savings can be redeemed for charitable donations, gift cards, and cash cards.
The partnership will also enable Fox World Travel clients to improve workplace culture and the traveler experience by giving employees the autonomy to book options that contribute to the company’s bottom line but suit them best. With one simple solution, companies save on travel, incentivize employees with tangible rewards, and build a culture of empowerment.
“The Fox World Travel team has created an impressive network of industry-leading clients,” said Dan Ruch, CEO and founder of Rocketrip. “We’re excited for the opportunity to help those companies foster a more united workplace culture while also minimizing travel budgets with Rocketrip.”
“Our clients are always searching for ways to help make business travel less of a hassle for their employees,” said George Kalka, Vice President, Global Client Solutions at Fox World Travel. “We’re passionate about improving the traveler experience and this partnership with Rocketrip will not only help increase employee satisfaction by giving employees more say in their travel decisions but will also provide cost savings to the organization. We’re confident our clients will love Rocketrip.”
Fox World Travel is a leading provider in business travel solutions, having been recognized as one of Inc.’s fastest growing private companies and named a top travel management company by Business Travel News and Travel Weekly. By partnering with Rocketrip, Fox World Travel will help to expand upon its list of services and advance its cost-reduction programs for business travelers.Read more about RocketTrip
Rocketrip helps build great company cultures by inspiring and rewarding employees for making extraordinary decisions when they travel for business. The company surrounds best-in-class enterprise travel programs with a positive vibe: employees are in control and empowered to make decisions that are best for them and companies start saving serious cash while engaging employees in a whole new way. Clients include ServiceNow, Feld Entertainment, and Twitter.
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in New York City, Rocketrip’s investors include Bessemer Venture Partners, Canaan Partners, Genacast Ventures, GV, and Y Combinator. For more information, visit www.rocketrip.com
ABOUT FOX WORLD TRAVEL
The passion to guide travelers to their desired destinations has led Fox World Travel to become one of the top travel companies in the country. This success is represented in having been recognized by Inc. magazine as one of America’s 5,000 fastest growing private companies five years running and being ranked #27 on the Travel Weekly Power List in 2018 (a ranking of all major business and vacation travel agencies). Based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Fox World Travel employs more than 280 associates.
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).
If the topic of travel and expense management conjures up images of piles of time-consuming, headache-inducing paperwork, crumpled receipts, confusing spreadsheets and maybe a clunky app, you’re not alone. In fact, according to Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), travelers list expense reporting among the top three frustrations of the travel process. As travel managers and companies strive to reduce traveler friction, bolster employee retention rates and keep control of business travel expenses, the situation is primed for vast improvements. And here’s the good news: business travel experts say technology is at last catching up and helping make business travel expenses easier to manage than ever before.
Now that GBTA is over, we have your recap from Fox’s employee presentations in case you missed them or just wanted to learn about the variety of interesting, impactful topics discussed.
To better serve business travel clients Fox World Travel has partnered with Domo to deliver a powerful solution for business intelligence. Domo, a data visualization platform, will allow Fox to create a better experience for its clients by providing a user-friendly interface that delivers interactive data and dashboards from multiple data sources.
Business intelligence, reporting and analytics are some of the most important challenges facing travel managers. Domo will provide clients with high level reporting dashboards and the ability to interact with data through drill down capabilities to transaction level detail.
Domo’s real-time data visualization will allow for proactive decision making using data trends. “Looking at your data from the month prior is like driving through your rear-view mirror,” says Dylan Christian, Fox World Travel’s Data Analytics manager, “Our partnership with Domo will enhance our already strong suite of data based technology solutions, and further enhance our travel program consultation offering.”
Domo is a U.S. based computer software company specializing in business intelligence tools and data visualization across a variety of industries. For more information, contact Fox World Travel at 888.369.8785 or visit foxworldtravel.com