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Christopherson is Ranked #11 by Business Travel News

Christopherson Business Travel is now the 11th largest business travel agency in the country.

We are pleased to announce that Christopherson Business Travel was recently ranked the 11th largest business travel agency in the United States by Business Travel News.

Rankings are based upon audited results of annual transaction and sales volume data provided by the Airline Reporting Corporation. Results were announced in the 2013 Business Travel Survey issue of Business Travel News’ monthly magazine.

Christopherson has a long legacy of growth, innovation, and client retention which has guided the agency from its #14 spot in 2011 to its current position, #11, in the 2013 report.

Particularly notable is Christopherson’s growth over the last six years. Since 2007, the company has more than doubled in size, having grown from a $160 million company in 2007 to a $341 million company in 2012.

Currently, Christopherson operates from three full-service locations (Salt Lake City, Utah; Denver, Colorado; San Francisco, California) as well as 35-client dedicated on-site locations, maintains a successful leisure travel division (Andavo Travel), employs more than 250 travel professionals and, as previously stated, booked $341 million in travel in 2012 for more than 900 companies and organizations across the country.

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Christopherson Business Travel Ranks #12 in the 2012 BTN Annual Business Travel Survey

Business Travel News (BTN) recently ranked Christopherson at #12 among all participating travel management companies nationwide.

We are pleased to receive this important recognition. Further analysis of the data reveals that Christopherson Business Travel was ranked as:
•    #1 among the travel management companies headquartered in the Western United States
•    #2 among the participating BCD Travel affiliates (our business travel affiliation)
•    #3 among the travel management companies using the Travelport GDS (our computer reservation system)
•    #5 among the participating Virtuoso travel agencies (our luxury travel affiliation)

Click here to see the full report.

 

 

 

 

 

*BTN invites travel management companies who book more than half their sales for business travel through the Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) to release ARC data for their respective companies. This insures that the rankings are valid and independently verified by actual booking data.

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Christopherson moves up to #12 in BTN 2010 ranking

Christopherson is pleased to have moved up to #12 in the Business Travel News (BTN) 2010 Business Travel Agencies Ranking. Christopherson’s growth is attributed to the merger with Andavo Travel and the acquisition of new corporate accounts.
Industry reports indicate the U.S. business travel spend was down over 20% in 2009 causing a challenging year for travel management companies. Christopherson was well positioned to not only withstand the tough economy of 2009, but also improve in national ranking to #12!
http://businesstravelnews.com/uploadedFiles/2010BTS_agencies.pdf

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Economic Downturn Perpetuates TMC Consolidation

The current economic downturn has perpetuated the TMC consolidation which has been happening during the past decade.
There is a natural consolidation process which occurs in economic downturns. We have seen this taking place in the major markets we operate in; Salt Lake City, Denver and San Francisco. We have also seen the consolidation trend taking place at the national level.
Christopherson Andavo Travel’s ranking at #14 in the BTN Annual Business Travel Survey is reflective of our own growth through consolidation.
A review of the Airline Reporting Corporation (ARC) statistics as of 5-31-09 shows the following trends:

  • There were 29,486 ARC locations as of 5-31-2001
  • There are 16,695 ARC locations as of 5-31-2009, a reduction of 43%
  • ARC sales are down 26% for the first five months of 2009
  • ARC locations are down 8% for the first five months of 2009
ARC Processing Data ? YTD as of May
2009 2008 2001
ARC Locations 16,695 18,084 29,485
Total Sales $28,007,936,882 $37,714,073,290 $34,052,812,000
Total Transactions 59,622,069 68,926,509 80,982,177

 

% Change
2009 / 2008 2009 / 2001
ARC Locations -8% -43%
Total Sales -26% -18%
Total Transactions -13% -26%