- Business Travel Solutions
Advanced information technologies, today's transnational marketplace and the need to make the most out of limited time frames have had a major impact on how travel is planned and executed - just as they have transformed everyday life. Increasingly, business and leisure travelers seek out specialists who can offer a crucial difference compared to traditional travel organizations.
This difference is derived from the application of a new layer of sophisticated services - beyond the routine functions of scheduling and booking reservations - that greatly increases efficiency while personalizing travel arrangements. Critical to achieving this aim is gearing global communications and information-gathering systems to the job of making travel as smooth, trouble-free and cost-effective as possible.
Modern corporations insist on applying the most advanced management techniques to the objective of improving business operations and cutting costs.
Similarly, JTB USA is organized to apply the most advanced management controls and operating efficiencies to help corporations fulfill their travel needs.
Our across-the-board capabilities in planning,
executing and monitoring business travel contribute considerably to corporate profitability. The challenge to corporations is to control costs, at a time when disbursements for travel and entertainment (T&E) have grown to the third-largest controllable expense on company books. JTB USA fulfills that challenge.
Based on our "Preferred Agency" status, JTB USA enjoys considerable leverage in securing the best available arrangements at the best available prices for corporate travelers. Expediting the process of securing and confirming reservations, no matter what the destination or how "last minute" the request, are JTB USA's automated reservation and communication systems, which interlink with the computer networks of airlines, hotel chains and other travel suppliers. Our clients also benefit from discounted rates and special services at more than 2,000 hotels around the world through our JTB Corporate Hotel Program. Similarly, companies achieve substantial savings by consolidating all car rentals through our Car Rental Program.
JTB USA's interlink with corporate management information system (MIS) enables companies to efficiently track all travel activities and ongoing costs on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Because JTB USA's system tracks each client's travel history in terms of frequency and volume, we can also spot ways to save and negotiate advantageous rates for our most travel-active clients.
JTB USA account managers, working closely with corporate management, will help to develop the travel policy best suited to your company, designing a standard operating procedure for T&E that will greatly expedite travel arrangement and yield significant savings for the company.
Trouble-free travel is assured by JTB USA's ability to make changes en route (such as extending hotel reservations, altering itineraries, changing air departures, etc.), as needed. We also offer emergency services on the road in case of accident, illness or other problems.
JTB USA's automated data technology assures strict accountability to corporate clients, and is fully compatible with their computerized accounting systems.
Incentive tours designed to motivate employees, build sales and meet other company goals are a strongly entrenched promotional strategy in Corporate America. JTB USA is uniquely positioned to take over the entire job of designing and fulfilling incentive tour programs in close partnership with companies, and carry it out more cost effectively than companies can do on their own. Each incentive tour program that we design, develop, supervise and monitor is unique - corporations do not get retreads of programs carried out at other companies.
For group travel related to incentive programs,
we offer itineraries tailored to yield maximum cost-effectiveness based on the number of participants.
For individuals who are awarded
JTB USA offers a wide choice of itineraries, with departures scheduled at their - and the corporate sponsor's - convenience.
Our special cruise offerings are particularly advantageous for incentive tour programs because of the controlled environment of shipboard living - a self-contained world of comfort and pleasure.
For corporate, academic, governmental and special interest groups, JTB USA offers full planning and execution services for conventions, seminars, sales meetings and similar gatherings anywhere in the world.
Our personal meeting planners work with groups to secure facilities, finalize travel arrangements, tailor programs and handle all the other details required for a successful meeting regardless of the number and points of origin of the participants.
We scout and secure meeting sites at convenient locations with all facilities required for the size and type of meeting. We book hotel accommodations for all attendees.
We handle all the details of seat confirmation to and from the meeting on the most expeditious routes,
and make sure all travel is carried out flawlessly.
In close consultation with the client, we schedule programs, oversee seating and security arrangements, install and operate audiovisual and other equipment, develop programs and other printed materials, coordinate food and beverage functions, and stand by to solve last-minute problems. These responsibilities extend to after-meeting functions, such as receptions and leisure-time activities.
Our concern for the bottom line extends from negotiating the best possible rates for facilities and travel arrangements in line with budget parameters, to full documentation for company accounting systems.
These are examples of affinity group travel challenges that JTB USA smoothly handles, applying the same expertise we've fined-tuned in our work with the business community.
JTB USA provide all necessary and follow-through services for educational, cultural, social and recreational organizations which often are unfamiliar with the complex arrangements intrinsic to inbound and outbound affinity group travel.
Sponsor who contract with JTB USA have access to travel, cultural and social/political alliances we have cemented over most of the century through the activities of JTB USA's parent organization.
For the sponsor, travel arrangements through JTB USA are comprehensive, trouble-free and cost-effective.
For the travelers involved, the JTB USA difference means the most unforgettable travel adventure of their lives.