Travel consolidators work directly with airlines to negotiate deeply discounted rates for both leisure and business travelers. The itineraries include regular flights on major airlines, in business and coach class, which are bought in bulk by the travel consolidator and their clients gain access to fares that are significantly less expensive than the best published fares available.
OKT Corporate Travel Management, a full-scale travel service company with travel consolidator expertise, is a leader in the category. “Gone are the days when airline reward programs were the deciding factor in booking air travel,” said Orit Keren, President and CEO of OKT Corporate Travel Management. “In this challenging economic environment, we are able to provide our clients with deeply discounted fares, which allow them to travel to destinations that may have been cost-prohibitive in the past.”
Travelers also get significant benefits to working with a travel consolidator for last-minute travel. “When booking travel close to the departure date, especially to international destinations, airfares are typically up to 20% higher than if the flights are booked early,” continued Keren.
“With our consolidator services, clients are able to avoid many of the premium costs associated with last-minute plans.”
It is expected that the travel consolidator business will continue to thrive in the coming year and OKT is poised to continue to lead this market.
About OKT Travel Management
OKT Travel Management was founded in 1997 by a group of highly-experienced, technology-savvy corporate travel professionals who partnered to service clients across a number of industries, including the entertainment and fashion sector, capital venture companies, hi-tech firms, defense contractors, and advertising executives. The OKT Travel Management staff is comprised of multi-cultural, multi-lingual experts in domestic and international corporate travel planning. The company is headquartered in Plainview, New York, with additional satellite offices nationwide. For more information, please visit OKTtravel.com.