Surprisingly, the travel industry in Australia has bucked the trend of increased regulation and in recent years it’s become easier to operate without the once-compulsory certifications. But what does this mean for travellers and particularly business clients?
Buyer protection is now a greater concern if you book with non-licensed agencies, but there is another factor that you might not have considered and that is travel costs.
In addition to being a member of AFTA (Australian Federation of Travel Agents), CBT is a member of IATA (International Air Transport Association), meaning we passed a financial audit and are required to be adequately insured, employ trained staff and comply with strict security standards.
A key benefit for our clients is that CBT is authorised to issue airline tickets. This enables direct airline negotiations which can amount to great value for our partners and also means we can offer a prompt ticketing service and manage any last-minute requests.
You won’t miss out on savings:
Importantly, your company air ticket sales will be tracked when you book with an IATA-accredited agent and you could be eligible for airfare discounts
Your company is investing heavily in corporate travel, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to reduce your airfare expenses. Only by booking through an IATA agent can you benefit from point-of-sale discounts that will save you at least 7% and up to 22%, depending on your company’s air spend.
Check your travel management company’s credentials:
There are travel companies, large and small, who are cutting corners by withdrawing from associations that protect consumers, so it pays to check that you are covered and have access to the best airfares.
At CBT, not only do we comply with the highest industry standards, but we have the experience to personalise a travel programme for your business. We offer strategic solutions to your corporate travel requirements and combine leading technology with award-winning service for our clients.
For more information about how CBT can provide a tailored, complete, personalised business travel offering, call us today on (07) 3393 1833 or 1800 720 772.