Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 13, 2013
TravelSolutions by Campbell announces an expanded menu of services to help business travelers eliminate costly airline change fees throughout their entire trip.
The Dallas-based global travel management service company has developed ChangeGuard, a proprietary program that gets rid of one today’s biggest headaches for business travelers: Having to change travel plans and facing hundreds of dollars in airline change fees.
"We set out on a course to help companies eliminate a cost area,” says TravelSolutions CEO Bill Campbell. “However, we were unexpectedly surprised to find that ChangeGuard actually helps in many different ways -- from convenience, to securing lower fares as they become available, to allowing the business traveler to remain nimble in the course of serving their clients.”
Adds Campbell: “We are very pleased with the outcome, and are now very excited to be able to break our ChangeGuard product down into multiple components that allow the customer to tailor it to their specific needs.”
Business travelers know that plans often change when you’re on the go and trying to seal that business deal.
When travelers make changes to their nonrefundable tickets, most airlines impose a change penalty that can range from $200 on domestic trips, up to $750 for some international trips. This fee is charged for each and every change you make to that ticket.
The airlines are raking in billions from these changes. The U.S. Department of Transportation, which tracks travel industry data, indicates airline change fee revenue has nearly tripled in the past six years. During the first quarter of 2013, the airlines collected $685 million in change fees. That was up 8.6 percent from $631 million charged during the same quarter in 2012. Total change fee revenues in 2012 were nearly $2.6 billion, compared to only $915 million in 2007.
TravelSolutions’ ChangeGuard program gives companies that sign up for the service the freedom to change nonrefundable tickets for any reason as many times as they like with no change fees.
Companies can choose from the following options:
About TravelSolutions by Campbell: TravelSolutions by Campbell is a privately-owned travel management company (TMC) with 30 years of experience helping business and leisure travelers circle the globe. The company develops and uses innovative technology solutions to business travel challenges. It was one of the first TMCs to use robotics in seat and fare scanning. It was also one of the first to develop Open Booking capture technology via CampbellConnect, a proprietary technology that assists clients by capturing and leveraging travel expenses that may occur outside of their managed programs.