New business travel accounts won by Travel Leaders' wholly-owned and Associate (franchised) locations during the third quarter of 2014 total more than $97 million, the group reports. The gain is over 10 percent compared to the third quarter of last year.
Travel Leaders said this is a conservative estimate given that the data is gathered through voluntary reporting of new business by both Travel Leaders Associates and Travel Leaders Corporate on a quarterly basis. Also, this does not include new business accounts won by any other Travel Leaders Group divisions or members.
“Quarter over quarter, our business travel-focused members continue to enjoy impressive growth particularly in winning new accounts from small and mid-sized corporate business,” stated Travel Leaders Franchise Group president Roger Block.
David Holyoke, president of Travel Leaders Corporate, noted, "A key factor in our increased sales is our ability to drive booking and compliance, and ultimately translating it into impactful data. We anticipate this growth will continue into 2015.”