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    Swissdiver
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    Does anyone know how business travel management companies charge for their services? Is it a per annum fee or based on commission? Or…

    Thanks


    KelionesIndija
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    I would like to hear about this more too.


    2011TOURSGIRAFFE
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    btabEmma1
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    Hi my name is Emma and I am a travel consultant for Business Travel Connections.
    We charge a service fee of £25.00 per booking. We are UK based and have 21 years in Business. We are multi- stop flight specialists , can offer excellent discounted Business Class fares. Great Economy Airfares and specials! We also arrange car rental & hotel reservations.

    Contact details :
    Business Travel Connections
    16-20 South Street
    Hythe , Southampton
    Hampshire, SO45 6EB
    Tel: 02380 847747
    Email: <a href="mailto:emma@btab.co.uk“>emma@btab.co.uk / <a href="mailto:sales@btab.co.uk“>sales@btab.co.uk
    website: http://www.btab.co.uk
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    Swissdiver
    Participant

    Thanks, Emma. But I guess you are not surviving with GBP 25 per booking and therefore have to get some form of kickback from the airlines. This is what this thread is about…


    btabEmma1
    Participant

    I’m afraid airlines don’t offer commission anymore so we rely only on are service fee’s which is £25.00 per booking. We are a small/ active independent travel agent based in Hampshire, however our clients are based right across the UK, some are large corporates, many are small / medium sized companies and others are individual entrepreneurs.

    Please visit our webiste – http://www.btab.co.uk to find out a bit more about us. We do not lock our clients into any kind of contract so please feel free to contact us for help of any future travel you may have.

    Emma


    NTarrant
    Participant

    Hello Emma,

    Do you make a charge for credit card payments? And are your fares still cheap enough to absorb the cost of the £25.00 and save money?

    Thanks

    Nigel


    btabEmma1
    Participant

    Yes, we charge a credit card fee.
    We are committed to providing competitive airfares for Economy and Business Class tickets. We will offer a choice of the best value fares and routings to suit your Itinerary.
    There are so many flight and price options available with different airlines and types of fares that search engines are often unable to cover all the choices. And a search engine is not able to advise you whether leaving a day earlier, a longer layover at a transit point, or changing the itinerary routing could save you a substantial amount !
    As we are a small independent company we can offer a personal service and get to know are clients travel preferences.
    Please contact us on <a href="mailto:emma@btab.co.uk“>emma@btab.co.uk or <a href="mailto:sales@btab.co.uk“>sales@btab.co.uk. Tel no – 02380847747.
    Thanks


    JamesCoke
    Participant

    hello,
    I think it’s based on commission, i know a friend of mine who told me this, they paly on commission not per annum fee.

    Thanks

    James


    pk45hyd
    Participant

    Most business travel management companies charge a fixed fee per transaction; the amount can vary based on shorthaul/longhaul, service levels, etc.

    In some cases, companies hire travel management company agents on a cost + negotiated margin basis.

    Almost all deals between travel mgmt companies and large/medium size corporations now have commission pass back, i.e., all commissions are given back to the corporation. This removes any bias (or perceived bias) that they are favouring one supplier over another.


    JamesCoke
    Participant

    Travel managment companies are besed on commission they signed a contract with the customers in which they win the pourcentage of benifits
    you can visit this web site http://www.bedouk.com and searching travel management company to know the rules.


    Applehouse
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    At Applehouse Travel we charge a transaction fee of £10-20 per booking, depending on the service required.

    While some airlines and operators do still offer commissions, most UK and European carriers have long stopped paying it to agencies. However some TMC’s negotiate special fares with those airlines and receive annual payments based on the year’s performance.

    Applehouse Travel is the corporate division of one of the largest travel agencies in the UK with an annual turnover of £240 million and taking care of over 250,000 travellers.

    Our fares are regularly significantly cheaper than the best ‘published’ airline fares, meaning customers will make substantial savings even when transaction fees are included.

    As well as a comprehensive travel service (24 hour assistance, hotels, car-hire, train bookings, passport/visas, meet and greets, foreign exchange, etc) that you would expect from a professional business travel agency, what else can we offer you?

    – Exclusive discounted air-fares (e.g. with British Airways) not bookable elsewhere – including the internet.
    – Dedicated and knowledgeable reservations consultants operating until 7pm.
    – An on-line booking tool for your flight time and price enquiries.

    Applehouse Travel – Your Corporate Travel Specialist

    <a href="mailto:damian@applehousetravel.co.uk“>damian@applehousetravel.co.uk
    http://www.applehousetravel.co.uk


    everhopeful
    Participant

    I often use a travel agent and find that in general may cost a little more but often costs less than internet and peace of mind in the event of a problem they are always there.On a number of occasions especially in countries where things could prove difficult the agents help has been invaluable.conclusion Peace of mind = a little bit more sometimes and when often costs less no brainer


    ladelphina
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    Hi my Name is Richard and i’m the owner of a bed and breakfast in Honduras La ceiba http://www.ladelphina.net and i was wondering how do i get my hotel list with travel management companies. thank you

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