On September 19th, 2011 Topaz President and CEO Brad Seitz
spoke at the Society of Collegiate Travel and Expense Management Conference and Tradeshow.
I hope you were able to attend this panel discussion which addressed how collegiate travel managers are measuring and delivering tangible results about their travel programs. Following the conference I have had many collegiate travel managers contacting me who are interested in Topaz and what we do.
As a collegiate travel manager or travel buyer, you may wonder how measuring your travel program can help if you have little to no mandates for your travelers. During a Topaz airfare audit
you receive monthly reports about the performance of your agency. These reports include all "errors" (a lower fare that could've been booked for a traveler) made by your agency which can help them realize where they are making mistakes and how to prevent them. We can also track the performance of your online tool to make sure it is outputting and finding the information you have programmed it to. We can compare your fares to the GDS
of your choice and to the internet site(s)
of your choice.
We don't just stop at airfares...we can also help you with yourhotel and car rental programs
. Are you concerned about traveler's expense reports
? We can complete an expense report audit for you as well. If you are considering making changes to your travel program and want to know the potential financial impact
of those changes before hand, we can emulate these changes in our system. Lastly, if you just need a little extra advice we can take a look at your travel program as a whole
and help you improve it.
We work with colleges and universities across the country and would love to help you measure and improve your travel program as well. I invite you to contact me via phone or e-mail so I can talk you through how we can help your specific program. We appreciate the work you do to help educators, students and athletes travel around the world. We look forward to working with you in the near future.