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  • Travel Management Specialist known for exceptional service - more than 35 years
  • Finalist for the distinguishedErnst & Young Entrepreneur of the YearAward
  • Top three in Chicago - Agency Volume
  • Top 30 in the U.S. - Agency Volume (Business Travel News)
  • Top 1% of all U.S. travel agencies
  • 125+ employee/owners (ESOP) – largest employee-owned travel management company in the Midwest
  • 17 Chicagoland locations - 8 on-site, 9 full-service
  • Approaching $100 Million in volume
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  • 100 member agencies worldwide
  • 4,600 locations in 80+ countries
  • $18 billion in sales
  • Worldwide toll-free 24-hour Reservation Center
  • Exclusive discounts on international airfares
  • Exclusive hotel corporate rates and blocked space
  • Exclusive rental car rates and blocked space
  • Enroute travel assistance services worldwide
  • International Rate Desk staffed by international tariff experts
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  • 100% employee owned - Largest employee-owned (ESOP) travel company in the Midwest
  • Experience - corporate agents: 8+ years seniority; management: 20+ years
  • Exceptional employee training and educational opportunities
  • Giving Back to the Community - “Best Travel Family” has supported the following charities; Habitat-for-Humanity/Best Travel house building, the “Jack” Award, One Step At A Time children’s cancer camp, Ron Santo Walk for Juvenile Diabetes, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, Sarah’s Circle, Special Olympics of Illinois and Misericordia.
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  • Toll free 24-hour service from anywhere in the world, staffed by Radius Global Travel Company
  • Reservations via (800) & local numbers, email, fax & internet
  • VIP/Executive Desk services
  • Traveler/Travel Planner Seminars
  • Group, Meeting & Incentive programs
  • Vacation/Leisure travel planning
  • Concierge Travel Division offering “high-touch” personalized assistance for the VIP/Luxury traveler
  • Online reservations via BestRes
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  • Senior-Level Account Management – Senior-level management will be responsible for all aspects of implementing your travel program
  • Senior-Level Supplier Negotiations - Upfront discounts, net fares, client-specific car & hotel discounts
  • Senior-Level Operations/Client Services Management – Average corporate travel experience 15+ years/10+ years with Best Travel
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  • Preferred status with American Airlines and United Airlines – Due to Best Travel’s preferred relationships with both American & United Airlines, your dedicated agent team will have the ability to match airfares, when lower fares are offered on a competitive carrier.
  • Exclusive airfare discounts through RADIUS and Best Travel for all our clients
  • American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Continental Airlines, U.S. Airways and United Airlines client-specificdiscount programs on domestic and international tickets
  • Frequent flyer mileage upgrade status on American, United, Delta, Northwest Airlines
  • Complimentary upgrades for your international travelers from Business Class to First Class on American, and United Airlines
  • Meeting, Zone and Bulk-purchase fares negotiated for all clients
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  • 10,000 negotiated hotel discounts and special amenity programs worldwide
  • Average discount - 25%
  • Block space program for special availability
  • Best Travel negotiated rates
  • Special corporate-specific negotiated rates
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  • Hertz and Avis preferred relationships
  • National (great lower-cost alternative program)
  • Significant savings as your primary car program
  • Significant savings as a supplement for existing car program
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  • International Rate Desk staffed by senior agents
  • International upgrades available
  • Visa/passport processing
  • Special consolidator international airfares only available through RADIUS for Best Travel clients
  • Commission-free foreign currency
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  • Dedicated agent team philosophy
  • On-site servicing options
  • BestRes online reservation booking tools
  • Local and 800 telephone lines
  • Reservation/confirmation via e-mail/fax
  • 24-hour 800 worldwide services
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BestRes powered by Rearden Commerce

  • Flight-Hotel-Car-Limo-searches multiple GDS sites for best pricing
  • Automatic application of unused tickets
  • Airport parking alternatives
  • Dining reservations and options
  • Event ticket purchases
  • Package shipping – price comparison and scheduling
  • Audio & web conferences – scheduling and pricing
  • Continuous Best Travel quality control to ensure booking accuracy and policy compliance
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BestRes powered by GetThere

  • Streamline and automate travel booking
  • Integrates with existing system
  • Strengthens supplier relationship
  • Encourages travel policy compliance
  • Enables broad customization
  • Combines power and ease
  • Offers a wide range of travel content
  • Continuous Best Travel quality control to ensure booking accuracy and policy compliance
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Listed below are two online offerings through Best Travel. They are “live” demo sites, and will

allow you to test, navigate, and get a feel for the capabilities within each. Please realize with

these being “live” sites, you may be subject to supplier charges, so please follow the specific

parameters outlined below.

User Name: John.Golf

Password: RC007%

- With this being a “live” site accessing all available information, please do not finalize any

reservations, as you may incur various supplier fees and charges.

User ID: 7733800133

Password: TRAVEL

- The traveler name “Vernon Bear” is loaded in this system, please do not change the name.

- A credit card has been pre-loaded for your convenience, so feel free to conclude the reservation

and purchase if you wish. Our team will recognize the reservation as a demo if Vernon Bear

is the traveler.

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  • Fare Manager – Ensures the lowest fare is booked
  • Seat Checker – Continually searches and secures requested seats
  • Web Fare Search – Automated web fare search of all Internet airfares from over 20 different websites
  • Unused E-ticket Tracking – Weekly search of all airline databases for any unused e-tickets entered into profile for use on next trip or immediately processed for refund
  • Upgrade Checker – Searches for upgrades on airlines including American, United, and Delta Airlines
  • Alternate Routing - Comprehensive route searcher
  • Waitlist Checker - Researches and updates airline waitlists
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  • 150+Travel Management and Accounting Reports
  • Sorted for any desired data field(s)
  • Credit Card Reconciliation reports
  • Monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports
  • BestAccess Online Reporting – allows user to query specific data in moments
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  • Concierge “High-Touch” Service exclusively for top executives
  • Extensive leisure travel knowledge with concierge-level assistance
  • Insider-knowledge of private charters, excursions, yachts, resorts and destinations, and all VIP-level services
  • Extensive celebrity clientele base
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all executive-level preferred programs -- mileage, credit card, property-specific, etc.
  • Fully-dedicatedVIP/executiveBest Travel Goldservice personnel
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  • Fully-dedicated personneland offices for each specialty area
  • Comprehensive meeting planning and assistance including: supplier negotiations, destination research, on-site management, complete budget management and reporting
  • Creative incentive program ideas and management
  • Exceptional time and monetary savings for client corporation
  • Preferred leisure program including extensive added values and discounted rates with preferred suppliers
  • On-site client corporation Vacation Travel Fairs complete with preferred suppliers and client-specific discounts
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For a list of Best Travel’s corporate travel customers reference list, please contact Judi McCarthy, Vice-President of Sales at 773.380.0077 or