FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY DO I NEED A CONSULTING COMPANY FOR BUSINESS TRAVEL
WHY CAN'T MY TRAVEL AGENCY PROVIDE CONSULTING SERVICES
The business travel industry is overly-complex and lacks standardization even something as simple as the definition of a transaction (most fees are transaction-based).
PTC provides the ability for a sourcing or HR manager to accelerate the process of travel program enhancement because of our deep first-hand knowledge of "what goes on behind the curtain." Our database of RFP responses provides unique benchmarking information to assist in the analysis of supplier responses.
Travel Management Companies (TMC's) are very capable of providing consulting services for sourcing airlines and hotels; however, unlike a TMC, PTC does not receive commissions from supplilers.
We have focused our practice on TMC auditing, sourcing and travel program insourcing, none of which can be provided by a TMC with any degree of independence.
We value a client project as a relationship opportunity and typically price our services by the project, instead of by the hour. All projects are supported by a comprehensive Service Level Agreement with agreed-upon Milestones and Deliverables
WHAT IS YOUR FEE STRUCTURE?
We've been around as a travel management consulting firm for 19 years and our references are the best sales team for PTC. We also have excellent supplier references, none of whom are clients (unlike some other consultancies in the travel space).
HOW DO I KNOW THAT PARTNERSHIP TRAVEL CONSULTING IS THE RIGHT CONSULTING FIRM FOR ME?
BUILD YOUR OWN (Travel Program)
Why it's time for travel managers to take direct control of their technology and traveler services
Build Your Own Travel Program (or BYO for short) is a growing opportunity for companies to take direct control of some, if not most, of the travel technology and traveler services currently handled by their travel management company
Benefits of BYO
Reduce your TMC exposure
Improve risk managements
Improve tech supplier responsiveness
Travel Buyer Survey Questions from Jeffries Financial Group:
We all get more than our fair share of surveys about our travel programs and PTC invites you participate in the one linked below as it’s hosted by Jeffries Financial Group, LLC and PTC helped with the development of the questions. Neither Jeffries or PTC will have visibility to the individual responses so your company name will not be disclosed.
Once the survey is completed, in consideration for your time, the results of the survey can be shared with you. Note; there is no commercial relationship between Jeffries and Partnership Travel Consulting other than this one-time collaboration on the development of the survey questions. Thank you for your time and consideration.