Travel Leaders reports that its wholly-owned and associate (franchised) locations won over $31.5 million in new business accounts during the first quarter of 2010. The company said this is a conservative estimate given that the data is gathered through voluntary new business reporting on a quarterly basis.
“With various U.S. economic indicators showing a recovery, however modest, for our economy in the first quarter, it’s translating into businesses across the country looking to Travel Leaders as their best partner for travel management expertise,” said Travel Leaders Franchise Group President Roger E. Block. “Through the combined resources shared across our franchise and wholly-owned operations, we are continuing our momentum in attracting and addressing the needs of mid- to small-business accounts.”
“As our portfolio continues to grow, we are seeing a definite trend in that our new corporate clients are particularly interested in our proprietary Beacon Notification program,” said Travel Leaders Corporate President David Holyoke. “Not only are travelers notified with automated status updates of their reservations and travel alerts, but our agent monitoring service keeps abreast of a traveler’s reservation, in transit, to ensure that all points of travel go as smoothly as possible. Our Beacon Agent Monitoring System alerts agents to any issues that may disrupt travel and allows them to get a jump-start on making any necessary alterations to the traveler’s itinerary.”