Fox World Travel Named to Meetingsnet’s 2018 CMI 25 List

MeetingsNet, a digital magazine and website dedicated to the meetings and incentives industry, has named Fox World Travel to its 2018 CMI 25 list of the largest full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies focused on the U.S. corporate market.

As a group, the companies on the 2018 CMI 25 list executed more than half a million corporate meetings and nearly 8,000 incentive travel programs in 2017.

“The 2018 CMI 25 list is an extraordinary resource for corporations looking for a, experienced meeting planning partner. It allows them to get a fix on the focus, strengths, and size of these large third-parties,” said MeetingsNet Content Director Sue Hatch. “In a fast-evolving industry that demands top technology, endless creativity, and absolute attention to detail, the CMI 25 companies have found success.”

“It is an honor to be named to the CMI 25 for the seventh time.  Our unwavering focus on the customer experience drives us to deliver the service, tools and technology our customers have come to expect from our incredible team at Fox World Travel meetings and incentives,” said CEO, Chip Juedes.

The CMI 25 list is published in the September 2018 issue of the MeetingsNet tablet magazine and digital edition (http://www.meetingsnet.com/digital-edition), and on www.meetingsnet.com. Company profiles include statics on business volume, top customer markets, recent company news, leadership, and more.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as one of the top 25 most influential meeting planning companies for 2018.  The entire team at Fox Meetings and Incentives works diligently to enhance the customer experience at each and every touch point.  Providing exceptional customer service is not just a goal but a way of life here at FOX and to be recognized for those efforts is truly an honor,” said Vice President of Meetings and Incentives, James Keller.

The MeetingsNet editors selected CMI 25 companies based on several factors, including the number of meetings and incentive travel programs managed in 2017 and the total number of room nights represented by those meetings and incentives. They also considered the number of full-time employees at each company, as well as the percentage of the company’s 2017 revenues that came from organizing corporate meetings and incentives versus association meetings or other sources.

 

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 being named to Inc. 5000 five years running and being ranked #27 on the 2018 Travel Weekly Power List (a ranking of all major business and vacation travel agencies). Based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Fox World Travel employs more than 260 associates averaging more than eight years of service.

Fox World Travel Recognized by Travel Weekly for Innovation

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.”

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Fox World Travel Hires Jared Bachman as Director of Travel Technology

Fox World Travel is excited to announce the promotion of Jared Bachman to Director of Travel Technology. Bachman brings with him nearly a decade of technology experience as well as four years of experience with Fox. He will continue to utilize his knowledge and expertise to elevate Fox forward in the field of travel technology.

Over his tenure at Fox, Bachman played an integral lead role in many successful travel technology initiatives including the conversion and award-winning adoption of the Travelport Smartpoint GDS operating system and the upgrade of Fox’s mid-office quality control and unused ticket management systems. “We are thrilled to have Jared move into this important leadership position. With his positive, find-a-way attitude, strong work ethic and commitment to service excellence, Fox is excited for the impact Jared will bring,” said Beth Marino, CIO.

Bachman’s new role involves overseeing multiple teams as they continue to work closely with clients to elevate their travel programs through using Fox’s 3i Technology philosophy to develop solutions that are innovative, intuitive and intelligent.

“I look forward to continuing our path of innovation, enhancing our Fox 3i Technology offerings, and working with industry-leading technology partners to continue raising the bar,” Bachman said. “Using our data and integrated technologies, we will continue to empower travelers and their travel managers to achieve a best-in-class travel experience.”

As Director of Technology, Bachman will oversee the Online Technology, Travel Technology and Implementations teams.

Fox World Travel Announces Partnership with Domo

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

Fox World Travel Launches Predictive Flight Amenities Technology

Fox World Travel has taken another step towards personalizing the traveler experience.  In partnership with FlightGlobal, Fox is delivering predictive flight amenities to every traveler and also including it on Fox Invoice 3i, an interactive invoice that puts needed trip details directly into the hands of the travelers.

 

Fox understands travelers have very specific traveler preferences.  Predictive amenities give travelers the information needed to personalize their flight experience by predicting features such as in-seat power, Wi-Fi, and average legroom.

 

“We take the time to understand the traveler journey and are committed to innovating ways to make it easier.  We are the first FlightGlobal partner to deliver predictive amenities technology directly to our travelers,” said Jeremy Dyken, e-business and custom development manager. “Knowing ahead of time that your seat is likely to have power or Wi-Fi available will be very helpful, particularly for our business travelers.”

 

“We always appreciate the enthusiasm at Fox to explore potential new data and analytics solutions that improve the traveler experience,” said Robyn Grassanovits, VP of Traveler Services, FlightGlobal.

 

Fox World Travel’s Fox Invoice 3i is an interactive invoice that goes beyond the reservation and allows companies to connect with travelers by providing intelligent messaging that aligns with their company culture. This was developed using Fox’s 3i Technology philosophy, providing innovative, intuitive, and intelligent solutions.

 

FlightGlobal is a pioneer in providing aviation intelligence through data and analytics by developing new capabilities to support travel decision making and planning, leveraging their unique combination of expertise, technology and databases.

 

For more information on Fox Invoice 3i and predictive flight amenities, contact Fox World Travel at 888.369.8785 or visit foxworldtravel.com.

 

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 being named to Inc. 5000 five years running and being ranked #27 on the 2018 Travel Weekly Power List (a ranking of all major business and vacation travel agencies). Based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Fox World Travel employs more than 260 associates averaging more than eight years of service.

 

About FlightGlobal

FlightGlobal helps the aviation ecosystem drive superior performance and precision from the largest expanse of data, by setting commercial strategies, managing financial risks, keeping aircraft flying and improving traveler experience. People turn to FlightGlobal for unrivaled data sources, smart analytics and expert market insight to make more informed decisions. Our data and analytics business is the strategic partner to IATA and ARC and our publishing business leads industry breaking news. Acquisitions of Diio, FlightStats, Innovata and Flight Ascend have advanced FlightGlobal’s portfolio creating the most complex datasets in the industry. Making sense of your industry starts with making sense of the right data.

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Fox Continues Educational Program to Assist Travel Managers in Building Successful Programs

2019 Dates & Locations Set for Travel Manager Institute

Fox World Travel will continue its focus on providing travel managers the skills and insights needed to succeed through its industry-leading Travel Manager Institute. The program is designed to help travel professionals from various backgrounds and experience levels keep pace with an ever-changing and sometimes complicated industry.

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Fox finalist for Cvent Plannie Awards

Each year, the Cvent Plannie Awards celebrate organizations driving innovation in the meetings, events and hospitality industries.  Fox World Travel is honored to be selected as a finalist for Cvent CONNECT Sixth Annual “Plannie” Awards in The Achiever category.

The Achiever showcases meeting and incentives planners setting meeting goals, automating event communications and maximizing attendance and response rates without getting stuck in the mundane details.

“Fox knows meetings and events are essential for businesses to reward top performers and motivate staff,” James Keller, Vice President, Meetings and Incentives said. “We are excited to be a finalist for The Achiever: Best Return on Event Plannie.”

Plannie winners will be announced at the Cvent Excellence Awards set for July 25th at Cvent Connect, a meeting of event and hospitality professionals from across the globe.

Fox World Travel offers a complete line of meetings and incentive services. Since our launch in 1988, companies have trusted us to plan thousands of meetings, events and incentive programs around the world.