Planners Talk Back: September 2016

 
 

Select Traveler
Published September 20, 2016

Select Traveler asked these group travel planners “Do you find yourself booking flights or hotels very often?” Here are their responses.

Teri Gordon, Corporate Travel Specialist, Teachers Credit Union Travel Club

South Bend, Indiana

“Using tour operators to book flights and hotels helps a lot. Some of the tour operators we use I met at the Select Traveler Conference. Tourism departments can also help.”

Nannette Schneider, Executive Director, Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce

Wapakoneta, Ohio

“When we’re figuring out what flights or hotels to book, we start by reaching out to our organization. Typically, chamber of commerce organizations like to take requests from travelers the prior year to gain insight regarding the most sought-after destinations.”

Linda Mattingly, Board Secretary and Assistant Vice President, Alliance Bank

Sulphur Springs, Texas

“I book all my tours through Trips out of North Hollywood, California. I don’t even try to get involved with the booking process. They are professionals, and they deal only with bank clubs.”

Jennifer Bohac, Director, Travel Programs, Texas A&M University

College Station, Texas

“We don’t deal directly with booking air or hotels often. We work with tour providers or vendors that set up the packages for us. We work with fantastic tour providers who do a very good job, and we rely on them for the very best possible rates.”