Online Corporate Travel Services Grow in Importance.

Increased cuts in travel agency commissions are leading to higher agency fees to corporations for business travel bookings.

Scott Gutz, CEO of e-Travel says that for those corporations with managed travel programs, there is increased value in driving usage of online managed booking tools.

These services provide:

* Lower-cost procurement and fulfillment services for corporations.

* Lower distribution costs for travel suppliers. For example, ticket distribution costs are the fourth largest expense for airlines.
Solutions provided by an online service such as e-Travel reduce these costs by 50% percent or more.

* Reduced administrative burden on travelers who can book online 24x7 with much less hassle than booking over the phone.

As a result, corporate travel agencies can focus their time on enhanced professional services as more bookings move online, thereby reducing time and cost strains on agency staff.



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