Caitlin Busscher

Caitlin Busscher

Posted on June 6, 2018

When GFL Soccer Enterprises needed to get teams to Europe, they wanted to save money and make the booking process easy for their athletes. They had three hundred travelers and five international trips to make per year, and knew they couldn’t afford any chances.

 

Over the past five years, we’ve heard horror stories about meeting planners or travel planners overpaying for group airfare by tens of thousands of dollars. Or worse, an inefficient booking process that results in lost time and unhappy clients. Meeting planners and trip managers already have a lot to worry about; so when it comes to flights, they deserve a responsive, reliable, transparent travel partner.

The Air Travel Group helps hundreds of companies book thousands of flight per year. This allows us access to special fares with major airlines. For GFL Soccer, this meant over $100,000 in savings.

Here’s how:

– GFL Soccer has 5 events per year and a total of 300 travelers

-$1,350 was the average cost of airfare in midsummer to Rome, Amsterdam, and Munich from their core markets

-The Air Travel Group secured an average cost of $995 for GFL flights

-GFL saved $106,500 off the total cost of airfare

While saving money is important, creating an enjoyable and seamless customer experience is even more important. Each player could manage their trip through a personalized portal, and contacted their dedicated agent if they had any questions. When you partner with The Air Travel Group, there is no tradeoff between price and service.

GFL Soccer received the customer service they needed, saved money for future trips, and went on to have a successful season. It was an honor to be a part of their story.

The Air Travel Group specializes in managed group airfare all over the world. Our clients include sports teams, meeting planners, student groups, and business travelers. If you have a business conference, incentive trip, school trip, or require a private chartered flight—we can get you to where you need to go! Contact us here.