A Travel Program & Its TMC Start Virtual Card Programs Together.
Growth in the North American hotel market may shift, but shows no signs of fading anytime soon.
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Mark Simoes of Balboa Vacations a business unit of Balboa Travel has been awarded the “Best Travel Agent/Advisor” in San Diego Magazine’s Readers Choice Travel Awards as released in their April edition. Simoes is more than a 20 year veteran with Balboa Travel and the travel industry. According to Chairman, Jose (Joe) G. da Rosa “Mark is a shining example of Balboa Travel’s belief in growing our own. He learned the industry and worked his way up the ladder from courier to Vice President of Vacations.”
In another sign of the resurgence of leisure travel agents, San Diego-based Balboa Travel has promoted Mark Simões to the newly established position of vice president of leisure services, and charged him with adding a leisure travel element to its new office in San Francisco.
There's a lot of talk about pricing, but's it's really about 'value' - people want as much as they can get for their hard-earned dollars.
Industry veterans such as Kerl Commock say that some travelers still prefer booking through an agency because it saves them time and makes flight cancellations less stressful.
In the face of strong and increasing hotel rates, travel managers and TMC's are looking beyond the price of a room to 'value-add' hotel amenities and services that can help manage travel costs. That includes everything from breakfast to parking to access to the fitness center to – that perennial hot button – free WiFi.
Celebrating its 45th anniversary, Balboa Travel, Incorporated looked back at what helped sustain their continual growth during the last forty-five years. "Our achievements can be attributed to a long history of dedication to client, employee and partner needs coupled with operational excellence," explains Founder Joe da Rosa.
Balboa Travel, a top-ranking corporate travel management company since 1969, today announced the expansion of its latest industryleading technology suite, Balboa TripShield. New advanced tools provide 20 percent average savings through audits on airfare and hotel rate.
Balboa Travel, a top-ranking corporate travel management company since 1969, just announced reports from its 24/7 TripDisruption Service, which was launched earlier this year. TripDisruption offers Balboa clients an experienced emergency response team of agents, dedicated exclusively to managing flight disruptions that typically occur due to weather, emergencies, or safety issues.
Balboa Travel, a top-ranking corporate travel management company since 1969, has hired industry powerhouse Tom Cates to lead their 2014 global growth initiatives and to diversify their national offerings. “Tom has relationships and experience in every aspect of the travel business, from every corner of the world,” says Balboa Travel’s President and CEO, Denise Jackson. “From sales, to marketing, to product management and IT consulting, Tom’s skill set takes our company’s full service capabilities to the next level.”