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Booking travel online is less expensive. Is it really?

In the popular media there are lots of articles talking about which website will save you the most money, or about various online booking engines that will allow travelers to book the best deals.  Or there are the ads telling you to get the best deal by booking online directly with the airline.  This constant drumbeat has convinced some people that this is actually the case and so companies opt to use online booking tools in order to save a few dollars on service fees.  Does this really save them money?
Topaz International has done a study that compares Travelocity, Expedia and Orbitz vs. the airline websites.  The study finds that Orbitz returns the lowest fare option 56% of time vs. Expedia at 54% and Travelocity at 47% of the time.  The difference is about $20.00 per transaction.  When Topaz compared these three websites to the airline websites, they found that the airline websites only offered a lower fare 7% of the time for an average savings of $36.00 while the Big Three offered lower fares 27% of the time for an average savings of $82.00.  When you read this you may think, “Well then, I will just book at Orbitz and save money.”  Before you do that, let me point out a couple of things.

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Christopherson Andavo Travel releases SecurityLogic®

Christopherson Andavo Travel has released SecurityLogic®, part of the TravelAcumen™ suite of products. SecurityLogic® provides travel managers with real time, interactive mapping to visually locate travelers and assist with crisis management.
Unlike most traveler tracking products, SecurityLogic® provides precise location accuracy of your travelers. At the time of release, SecurityLogic® has over 8,000 worldwide airports and 50,000 hotel addresses geocoded with street level accuracy. Instead of seeing just a basic country density map, SecurityLogic® allows you to quickly zoom down to a specific hotel address. You can also filter your travelers and map by specific countries or cities.
Accuracy does matters, just as an example, China is over 3,000 miles wide and Uighur unrest in the north west of China may not necessarily affect your travelers in Bejing.
SecurityLogic® also has direct connections to each traveler’s full and comprehensive itinerary. This allows you to view the trip in full context and then easily locate your travelers when unusual events such as natural disasters (earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, tidal waves), terrorist threats, or airline strikes occur.
Already a client? SecurityLogic® is free.
Not a client? Contact Christopherson Andavo Travel today to find out how our comprehensive travel management solutions can help you save money on your travel program.

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TravelAcumen™ new product release by Christopherson Business Travel

With this weeks release of TravelAcumen™ Christopherson has taken our technology to a whole new level by integrating ALL of our technology tools into two powerful travel portals.

  1. AirPortal® ? Traveler Communication Suite Communicate better with travelers and improves their travel experience
  2. TravelAcumen™ ? Travel Manager Suite Reduces a company’s travel spend through improved travel management

The beauty of our dual second-generation travel portals is the single sign-on, fully integrated, platform. These portals give travel managers access to new tools, meaningful data and internal controls.

  • AirPortal® ? Traveler Communication Suite
  • AirPortal® – Traveler portal provides a single point of access
  • Airtinerary® – Intelligent itinerary for the business traveler
  • AirSelect® – Flight options matrix allows you to select the best option
  • TravelAcumen™ ? Travel Manager Suite
  • AirBank® – Audit, catalog, enforce and report reuse of your unused tickets
  • DataLogic® – Travel spend analytics
  • Hotel & Car Re-Check® – Monitors lodging and transportation reservations for lower rates
  • ValueLogic® – Measure the ROI on your travel management program
  • SecurityLogic® – Global security and crisis management platform
  • ProfileLogic™ – Advanced profile management

Over the years, Christopherson has created a powerful group of travel management technology tools; most of which were developed to provide a solution to a specific challenge which a client presented to us. Our proprietary technology has been developed in-house by our own team of developers and is exclusive to Christopherson.
We are excited about the release of TravelAcumen™ and the power and efficiency it is delivering to our corporate travel managers!