Travel Leaders reported the final quarter of 2010 was its best in securing new business travel accounts by its wholly-owned and associate (franchise) locations. Travel Leaders won more than $41.2 million from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2010, bringing its yearly total in new business accounts to more than $129.4 million.
"Our travel leaders associates did very, very well in the fourth quarter," said Roger Block, president of Travel Leaders Franchise Group. "Based on the findings of our recent Business Travel Trends, in which 76 percent of our business-focused travel agents are forecasting that business travel for 2011 will match or exceed their total bookings for last year, we are beginning 2011 with a full head of steam.
"As more and more of our associates seek new small- to mid-sized business travel accounts, we anticipate that momentum will continue."
"These results validate Travel Leaders Corporate's customized approach to travel management and continuing promise to be a true ‘Departure from the Ordinary’ for its customers," said David Holyoke, president of Travel Leaders Corporate. "With a steadily increasing sales pipeline and exclusive partnership with AirPlus International that provides our clients an end-to-end travel booking, billing, expense management and payment solution, 2011 promises to be the strongest year yet for Travel Leaders Corporate."
For the second year in a row, parent company Travel Leaders Group was ranked as the top American travel management companies in Business Travel News’ Business Travel Survey 2010, an annual compendium, without even counting the additional business travel sales of Travel Leaders’ franchised units.