Business Travel

Christopherson Sponsors Society for Collegiate Travel and Expense Management Conference

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Christopherson’s Business Development Manager, Kathleen Roberts (far right), with panel members at the SCTEM Conference

Christopherson was pleased to be a major sponsor of the annual Society for Collegiate Travel and Expense Management (SCTEM) conference in Westminster, Colorado, September 28–30.  The event organizers did a fabulous job of providing interesting and insightful keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and vendor networking opportunities.

The SCTEM conference attracts more than 150 attendees representing colleges, universities, and associated travel management and expense vendors from across the country. The event is a natural fit for Christopherson in that our current client base includes nearly two dozen colleges and universities nationwide.

The higher education niche requires unique travel management solutions and is not supported by all travel management companies. However, Christopherson has chosen to invest in both experienced service personnel and technology in order to deliver highly effective travel management programs to our collegiate clients.

Many thanks to the SCTEM board of directors for presenting another excellent conference. We appreciate our membership in the organization and look forward to future events together.


Business Travel

Christopherson Gets All A’s in Higher Ed Market

Christopherson Business Travel continues to grow at unprecedented rates, despite the difficult economic climate. In 2013, sales reached $384 million and the company is projected to hit a half billion dollars in sales within the next two years.

Much of this growth can be attributed to achievements within the higher education market. So far this year, Christopherson has added the University of Washington, Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of San Francisco, and Rice University as valued clients.

Christopherson has become a front-runner in higher education travel as a result of the services and expertise it provides these institutions. With a collegiate-focused University Travel Desk, extensive experience in academic travel planning, and a thorough understanding of university athletics, Christopherson’s services can be tailored to colleges and universities of all sizes. Additionally, Christopherson’s technology platform, AirPortal®, is customized to meet specific university requirements and the company’s agents are experts in the Fly America Act, Open Skies Agreement, as well as NCAA regulations.

If your college or university is looking for skilled professionals to help you manage your travel program, Christopherson would welcome the opportunity to demonstrate our expertise.


Travel Industry

Christopherson Business Travel to Sponsor Two Industry Events in September

Christopherson is the proud sponsor of two business travel industry events this month. The first is the Utah Business Travel Association’s Annual Trade Show and the second is the Society for Collegiate Travel and Expense Management Conference and Trade Show.

Screen shot 2013-09-09 at 1.50.55 PMThe Utah Business Travel Association Annual Trade Show is scheduled for Thursday, September 12, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., at the Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City. Attendees can see what the Wasatch Front has to offer by visiting exhibitor booths from the top travel, entertainment, and food vendors. Attendees will also enjoy complimentary registration, fabulous raffle prizes, and delicious food. The event is free and open to travel buyers of any size company.

Screen shot 2013-09-09 at 1.49.57 PMThe Society for Collegiate Travel and Expense Management Conference and Trade Show will be held September 29-October 2 in Tampa, Florida. The organization focuses on travel and expense solutions for higher education. Christopherson is the dedicated travel management company for 12 colleges and universities, with the most notable being the University of Utah and University of Colorado.

If you are planning to attend either of these events, we invite you to stop by Christopherson’s booth to learn more about our business travel services and solutions.