NOVEMBER 15, 2013

Travel Leaders Gains Nearly $83 Million in New Business Travel Accounts During 3Q 2013
Plymouth, MN (November 12, 2013) – Today, Travel Leaders announced that new business travel accounts won by its wholly-owned and Associate (franchised) locations during the third quarter of 2013 total nearly $83 million. Travel Leaders indicated that this is a conservative estimate given that the data is gathered through voluntary reporting of new business by both Travel Leaders Associates and Travel Leaders Corporate on a quarterly basis. Also, this does not include new business accounts won by any other Travel Leaders Group divisions or members. FULL STORY

OCTOBER 16, 2013

Travel Leaders Corporate will Provide Clients with a More Intelligent Approach to Meetings Management Through Meetings IQ
Miami, FL (October 16, 2013) – Miami, FL (October 16, 2013) – Today, Travel Leaders Corporate announced the transformation of its meetings management program into a more comprehensive, end-to-end corporate solution called Meetings IQ. Travel Leaders Corporate previously provided a formalized service platform and business process that drove consistency for clients to meet their needs for meetings and events. Now as clients' needs are evolving, Travel Leaders Corporate's Meetings IQ will offer expanded services and solutions, as well as enhance the capabilities of its meetings technology to drive a smarter and more effective program on its clients' behalf. FULL STORY

August 27, 2013

Travel Leaders Corporate Reveals Average Cost of International and Domestic Business Trips
Miami, FL (August 27, 2013) – Today, Travel Leaders Corporate released travel data that compares the average costs of international and domestic trips (combining air, car and hotel) for their business travel clients and found that the cost decreased for international trips but increased domestically in the second quarter. However, car rental costs declined in both categories. The latest findings also offer insights into the "class of service" booked most often for long haul flights. Travel Leaders Corporate is a division of Travel Leaders Group. FULL STORY

June 24, 2013

Travel Leaders Group has been ranked in the top ten by Travel Weekly in their annual Power List
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June 6, 2013

Travel Leaders Group is once again the top-ranked travel management company (TMC) in the Business Travel News (BTN) 2013 Business Travel Survey for the fifth consecutive year!
BTN bases its rankings on verifiable data they receive directly from the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) for the previous year – specifically counting ARC transactions. This past year our ARC transactions across Travel Leaders Group were at just over 2.1 million – an extraordinary jump from 1.5 million in 2011 and 1.3 million in 2010. FULL STORY

April 1, 2013

Early birds can cheep about snagging cheaper flights (USA TODAY)
USA TODAY(April 1, 2013) – The earlier you can book a flight, the better the price, the analysis done by Travel Leaders Corporate at USA TODAY's request found. For instance, the average cost of a one-way ticket from Dallas to Houston bought six days or less before departure last year cost 120% more than a ticket bought at least 21 days in advance... FULL STORY

January 31, 2013

Travel Leaders gains over $208.2 million new business travel accounts during 2012
Plymouth, MN (January 31, 2013) – Today, Travel Leaders announced that new business travel accounts won by its wholly-owned and Associate (franchised) locations during all of 2012 total over $208.2 million; that's an increase of more than $10.8 million compared to the previous year. Travel Leaders indicated that this is a conservative estimate given that the data is gathered through voluntary reporting of new business by both Travel Leaders Associates and Travel Leaders Corporate on a quarterly basis. Also, this does not include new business accounts won by any other Travel Leaders Group divisions or members... FULL STORY

January 4, 2013

Travel Leaders Group Reveals "Business Travel Trends" for 2013
Plymouth, MN (January 4, 2013) – Today, Travel Leaders Group unveiled the top business travel trends for 2013 based on findings from its annual Travel Trends Survey. Nearly 80% of Travel Leaders Group's business-focused travel agents are forecasting that clients will be traveling as much or more than last year (fewer than 10% of those polled say their clients will be traveling less), which paradoxically may prove to be the reason why the survey data also reveals that "cost savings" is the most important factor for business travel clients in 2013... FULL STORY

November 28, 2012

Travel Leaders Corporate Reveals Data and Trends for International Airfare and Hotel and Car Rates
Miami, FL – Today, Travel Leaders Corporate released travel data for its clients' third quarter bookings which indicates the cost of international air travel among business travelers decreased 5% in the third quarter of 2012 as compared to the third quarter of last year. The cost of both an average international airline ticket and the cost per trip segment were down year-over-year. Travel Leaders Corporate is a division of Travel Leaders Group – the top travel management company according to Business Travel News with nearly $17 billion in annual sales in 2011... FULL STORY

August 13, 2012

Travel Leaders Corporate Reveals Latest Air, Car, Hotel Trends
Miami, FL – In analyzing its clients' second quarter booking data for 2012, Travel Leaders Corporate found hotel rates and rental car rates to be climbing slightly, while airfare to Europe is becoming increasingly more affordable for business travelers. International air travel data indicates the average cost of an airline ticket in the second quarter of this year decreased by roughly 1%, as compared to the first quarter of 2012. When comparing quarterly data year-over-year, the average ticket cost dropped even more – approximately 5%. Travel Leaders Corporate is a division of Travel Leaders Group – a leading travel management company with nearly $17 billion in annual sales in 2011... FULL STORY

July 23, 2012

Travel Leaders Corporate Expands its Global Platform Through Partnership with RADIUS
Boston, MA – Travel Leaders Corporate is expanding on its Travel Leaders Global platform with today's announcement that it has selected RADIUS as a fulfillment partner. The partnership enables Travel Leaders Corporate to provide its clients with access to the vast RADIUS agency network in 80 countries under the Travel Leaders Global brand. Travel Leaders Corporate chose RADIUS in part due to its proven global account management structure, state-of-the-art global data capabilities and its ability to deliver quality local service within the global arena. Travel Leaders Corporate is part of Travel Leaders Group, a leading travel management company with nearly $17 billion in annual sales in 2011...FULL STORY

July 23, 2012

Travel Leaders Corporate Officially Launches "Connections – a Meetings & Events Company by Travel Leaders"
Boston, MA – Today, based on a longstanding history of planning successful meetings and events, Travel Leaders Corporate is officially launching its newest division – "Connections – a Meetings & Events Company by Travel Leaders." The new name helps underscore that this vital segment of Travel Leaders Corporate is not just a service reserved for its business travel clients, but rather a thriving entity available to all businesses interested in hiring a meetings industry-leader to plan and execute its conferences, conventions and incentive travel programs of any size. Miami-based Travel Leaders Corporate is a division of Travel Leaders Group, a leading travel management company with nearly $17 billion in annual sales in 2011...FULL STORY

July 17, 2012

Travel Leaders Corporate Prepares to "Chill" in Boston on July 22
Hundreds of Attendees Registered for GBTA's Biggest, Most Sought-After Party
Miami, FL – Travel Leaders Corporate is set to kick off this year's Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) convention with a bang with its third-annual "Chill Party." Travel Leaders Corporate's 2012 "Chill Party" kicks off at 9:01 p.m. – just a minute after the convention's opening session concludes on Sunday, July 22. The scene for this year's lavish party is the Royale Nightclub – known in many quarters as the most luxurious and chic nightclub in downtown Boston...FULL STORY

June 27, 2012

Travel Leaders Group makes Top 10 on Travel Weekly's Power List for the 4th Straight Year
Plymouth, MN –Our annual sales volume increased dramatically to $1.83 billion, up from $1.54 billion last year...FULL STORY

June 19, 2012

Biz travelers booking midprice hotels more often
Coral Gables, FL –Travel Leaders Corporate reported that business travelers are relying more than ever on midprice hotels as a means of controlling travel costs. In the first quarter, midprice bookings were up 13.2% from the year before, said the travel agency. High-end bookings were up less than 1%. Overall, first-quarter hotel bookings were up 9.1%...FULL STORY

June 11, 2012

Agents are proactive rebookers in Travel Leaders' new mobile service
Coral Gables, FL –Travel Leaders Corporate launched a mobile application that provides travelers with interactive, personalized access to Travel Leaders Corporate's agents and support specialists. Travel Leaders has branded the product Beacon. Behind the app's technology, travel professionals monitor flights and re-accommodate travelers when necessary, Travel Leaders said...FULL STORY

June 7, 2012

Travel Leaders Corporate Reveals Car Rental Rates Continuing to Decrease Among Business Travelers Regardless of Rental Company
Coral Gables, FL – In analyzing data from a sample of nearly 1.5 million business travel bookings, Travel Leaders Corporate’s data reveals its clients spent approximately 2.8% less on the average cost of a car rental and roughly 4.6% less on the average cost per day of a rental in the first quarter of 2012 as compared to the first quarter of 2011. Travel Leaders Corporate is a division of Travel Leaders Group – which ranks as the #1 corporate travel management company by Business Travel News and had sales of nearly $18 billion in 2012...FULL STORY

May 30, 2012

Travel Leaders Corporate Reveals Business Travel Trends in Air-Travel Spending and Top Meeting Destinations
Coral Gables, FL – In analyzing a sample of nearly 260,000 business travel bookings throughout the United States for the first quarter of 2012, Travel Leaders Corporate's data reveals its clients traveling for international business paid approximately 1.6% less for the average airline ticket as compared to the first quarter of 2011. While international business travelers spent slightly less per mile on their trips, they traveled more miles in the first quarter of 2012. Travel Leaders Corporate is a division of Travel Leaders Group – which ranks as the #1 corporate travel management company by Business Travel News and had sales of nearly $18 billion in 2012...FULL STORY

May 16, 2012

Travel Leaders Corporate Names Highly-Regarded Industry Veteran, Angie Licea, as Senior Vice President of Business Operations and Technology Development
Coral Gables, FL – Travel Leaders Corporate is revolutionizing corporate business travel with the launch of its long-anticipated branded mobile application, "Beacon." Unlike other industry mobile solutions, Beacon provides interactive, personalized access to Travel Leaders Corporate's agents and support specialists. Trained professionals work behind the scenes to proactively monitor flights and if necessary, re-accommodate travelers even when they're traveling in the air. This new app is immediately available for Android, Blackberry, and iPhone mobile devices...FULL STORY

May 1, 2012

Travel Leaders Corporate Offers Departure from the Ordinary through Launch of Much Anticipated Beacon Mobile App for Business Travelers
Coral Gables, FL – Today, Travel Leaders Corporate announced that Angie Licea has been named Senior Vice President of Business Operations and Technology Development. Licea leads both the Operations and Technology teams at Travel Leaders Corporate and is responsible for driving process improvement and increasing the operational efficiency and overall effectiveness of the company. She reports directly to Travel Leaders Corporate President David Holyoke effective immediately...FULL STORY

Feb 25, 2012

Atlanta hotel: Good news for travelers, bad news for owners
Minneapolis, MN – Of its customers' Top 8 most-visited cities in the U.S., Travel Leaders' corporate travel agency saw rates drop slightly in 2011 vs. the prior year in just a single city: Atlanta. Admittedly, it's a tiny drop - less than 1%. Still, Atlanta's rates didn't surge ahead at a time when rates in Travel Leaders' other most-booked cities rose by 2% or more, the analysis shows... FULL STORY

Feb 07, 2012

Travel Leaders Reports $200 Million in New Business Accounts
Minneapolis, MN – Travel Leaders said that it won nearly $200 million in new business travel accounts last year. That surpassed 2010 by over 50 percent -- or nearly $68 million -- and incorporates over $57.5 million reported for new business travel accounts from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2011, by its wholly-owned and Associate (franchised) locations... FULL STORY

Jan 24, 2012

More Firms Plan Business Travel in 2012
Minneapolis, MN – In a hopeful sign about the sluggish global economy, travel agents anticipate business bookings to increase by three to five percent in 2012, compared to a year ago, according to an annual business-travel trends survey. "People are being smarter about the numbers of trips they are taking, but they not pulling back," says David Holyoke, president of Travel Leaders Corporate, which released the survey Tuesday... FULL STORY

Dec 20, 2011

Trends Indicate Leisure Travelers Looking to Travel Farther from Home with Increases to Europe, Asia and Australia
Minneapolis, MN – Today, Travel Leaders unveiled the 2012 results of their authoritative annual Travel Trends Survey. With 11 of the top 20 international destinations in Europe, Asia and Australia – up from just 9 last year – it is clear that Americans are ready to travel farther from home than in recent years. Travelers are also willing to spend what is necessary for their desired vacation – over 91% of Travel Leaders surveyed say clients will spend the same or more on travel in 2012 as compared to last year. Conducted November 21 - December 16, 2011, and based on actual booking data, the 2012 Travel Trends Survey includes responses from 640 Travel Leaders owners, managers and frontline travel experts throughout the United States... FULL STORY

Sep 12, 2011

Travel Leaders Reveals Fall Travel Trends
PLYMOUTH, Minn. – Today, Travel Leaders revealed the results from its yearly Fall Travel Trends Survey. Despite the extreme volatility in the United States' economy in the month of August – the same timeframe as the survey took place – travel agents from across the country indicate that bookings are slightly higher for this fall than they were for the fall of 2010. Conducted August 1-19, 2011, this survey includes responses from 443 Travel Leaders owners, managers and frontline travel agents throughout the United States... FULL STORY

Aug 21, 2011

Travel Leaders Corporate's "Chill Party Voodoo Circus" Highlight Video
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Aug 18, 2011

Travel Leaders Corporate's "Chill Party Voodoo Circus" Set to Draw over 750 GBTA Attendees
Denver, CO (August 18, 2011) – Today, Travel Leaders Corporate – consistently named as one of America's top travel management companies – announced that over 750 Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) 2011 Convention registrants have accepted the invitation to join them for their renowned "Chill Party" scheduled for Sunday evening at the Magnolia Hotel in Denver. Travel Leaders Corporate's Chill Party Voodoo Circus begins at 9:01 p.m. on August 21. GBTA's coolest event is co-sponsored by AirPlus, Amadeus, Avis Budget Group, Coastal Car Worldwide, Cornerstone, Magnolia Hotels and nuTravel... FULL STORY

Aug 8, 2011

Reinstatement of the collection of aviation excise taxes
Coral Gables, FL (August 8, 2011) –
The IRS intends to provide relief for passengers and airlines with respect to ticket taxes that were not paid or collected because of the lapse. Passengers who purchased tickets prior to July 23rd and traveled between July 23rd and the date of enactment of the legislation are NOT entitled to a refund of the airline ticket excise tax... FULL STORY

Aug 1, 2011

Ranked First in Business Travel News Business 2011 Travel Survey
Coral Gables, FL (August 1, 2011) –
Business Travel News again ranks Travel Leaders Group first among American travel management companies in its Business Travel Survey 2011, an annual compendium. Business Travel News is considered "the voice of authority for corporate travel buyers throughout North America for over 20 years.".. FULL STORY

July 29, 2011

Among Top 10 American Travel Sellers in Travel Weekly's Power List 2011
Coral Gables, FL (July 29, 2011) –
– Business Travel News again ranks Travel Leaders Group first among American travel management companies in its Business Travel Survey 2011, an annual compendium.. FULL STORY

July 28, 2011

News Travel Special Edition - FAA Situation/Taxes on Airline Tickets Coral Gables, FL (July 28, 2011) – – As most of you know, as of midnight on Friday, July 22, Congress failed to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The immediate ramifications included FAA worker furloughs, suspension of various airport construction projects and new airlines fare hikes. Because the price increases offset the removal of the ticket taxes, air travelers generally aren't paying more, but airlines are realizing more revenue... FULL STORY

June 6, 2011

GBTA Fundamentals of Business Travel Management Coral Gables, FL (June 6, 2011) – – As a GBTA Foundation partner, Travel Leaders is helping to provide travel managers with access to the "Fundamentals of Business Travel Management" education sessions throughout the year. This program is intended to teach the primary components of managed travel and how a well designed program can become a strategic corporate asset. Each workshop instructs participants to maximize cost containment, improve efficiency and create a managed travel culture within a company.. FULL STORY

June 1, 2011

AA/Sabre Updates Coral Gables, FL (June 1, 2011) – – The dispute between American Airlines and Sabre has the potential for escalating dramatically on June 1, 2011. That is the deadline for a temporary truce over litigation between the two parties. The truce was called so they could negotiate a new contract in hopes of avoiding American Airlines inventory from being "depreferenced" in the Sabre system, an outcome that a temporary restraining order prohibits beyond June 1. FULL STORY

May 31, 2011

Travel Leaders Corporate Names Linda Oliver-Eckhardt Senior Vice President of Client Strategies Coral Gables, FL (May 31, 2011) – – Today, Travel Leaders Corporate announced that Linda Oliver-Eckhardt has been named Senior Vice President of Client Strategies. Oliver-Eckhardt leads the team of Client Relationship Managers at Travel Leaders Corporate and is responsible for developing and implementing client retention strategies that enhance Travel Leaders' ability to exceed the needs of both existing and new customers. FULL STORY

January 31, 2011

TRAVEL LEADERS ENDS 2010 ON A HIGH NOTE WITH NEW BUSINESS. Minneapolis, MN (January 31, 2011) – Today, Travel Leaders is announcing that the final quarter of 2010 was its best in securing new business travel accounts by its wholly-owned and Associate (franchised) locations. Travel Leaders won over $41.2 million from October 1 – December 31, 2010, bringing its yearly total in new business accounts to over $129.4 million. FULL STORY

January 18, 2011

TRAVEL LEADERS: IMPROVED BUSINESS TRAVEL OUTLOOK FOR 2011. Minneapolis, MN (January 18, 2011) – Today, Travel Leaders unveiled the top business travel trends for 2011 based on findings from their annual Travel Trends Survey. The survey shows 76% of Travel Leaders' business-focused travel agents are forecasting that business travel for 2011 will match or exceed their total bookings for last year. FULL STORY

January 3, 2011

TRAVEL LEADERS GROUP ACQUIRES VACATION.COM. Eden Prairie, MN (January 3, 2011) – In a move significantly strengthening its position within the North American travel market, Travel Leaders Group announced today the acquisition of Vacation.com from Amadeus Americas, Inc. As a leading leisure travel marketing organization powered by real travel agents, Vacation.com easily ranks as North America's largest vacation and cruise selling network in terms of locations with more than 5,100 travel agencies throughout the United States and Canada. FULL STORY