900 Companies Seek DialAFlight's Help to Cut Travel CostsBy Dialaflight, PRNE
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
LONDON, February 24, 2010 - Award winning travel company DialAFlight announced today that almost 900
companies have requested their help in slashing corporate travel costs.
DialAFlight, which is one of the two largest UK flight retailers, has
huge buying power with airlines and hotel groups and claims that in most
cases it can help a company make considerable savings to its travel spending.
It was the only travel firm to be listed in this year's Sunday Times top
250 survey of the most successful independent UK companies. It is the sixth
year running that the GBP300 million turnover company has been listed.
A company spokesman said: 'We have noticed a huge surge in companies
looking hard at their costs since the beginning of the current downturn. Some
had actually been buying their travel quite well but others have managed to
save themselves thousands of pounds simply by changing the way they buy.
The company uses a different business model to the traditional business
travel agency which normally offers a month's credit or payment by the 15th
of the month.
'If you're wanting to arrange, say, flights to Orlando (
www.dialaflight.com/flights/usa/florida/orlando/ ), then travel is
paid for as it is booked - often with a company credit card or Amex card or
the company is set up with a monthly account with a third party fulfilment
company. This means you can get your cheap flights to Orlando, as well as
booking your hotel and car at the same time.'
'The biggest hurdle is persuading the companies to move away from their
traditional credit system,' said the spokesman. 'But usually when they
understand how much they can save then they bite the bullet and after that
they never go back.'
'A company which came to us recently was spending about a million pounds
a year but was reluctant to give up their current way of working until we
explained to them that they could save themselves between GBP40,000 and
GBP70,000 annually. The most they could have expected to earn on their credit
arrangements was under GBP4000'.
DialAFlight makes the travel arrangements for almost half a million
people annually and is one of the travel industry's best performing and most
consistently profitable firms, it has appeared in the Sunday Times UK Top 250
survey for several years. DialAFlight uniquely, guarantees that all phone
calls during business hours (and that's up until 9pm at night) are answered
live by one of its 350 experienced reservations staff in less than 5 secs.
DialAFlight offer more than six million cheap flights to a wide range of
destinations around the world including cheap flights to Orlando
For more information please visit www.DialAFlight.com.
Contact Details Karen Hart DialAFlight Tel: +44(0)207-962-9966
Contact Details: Karen Hart, DialAFlight, Tel: +44(0)207-962-9966.
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