Author: Craig Fichtelberg

Craig Fichtelberg, an expert in operational strategy and management, co-founded 1-800-CheapAir with Jeff Klee and built out a network of nationwide call centers. In the early 2000s, Craig successfully led the offline business transition to Most recently, he launched AmTrav with the goal of simplifying business travel. Craig's unwavering focus has been on disrupting the status quo with products and services customized to the needs of the evolving traveler. When not at work, Craig can usually be found on the slopes in the winter, at the lake in the summer, and always enjoying quality time with his wife, teenage twins and Rhodesian Ridgeback. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. Connect with Craig on LinkedIn.

Op Ed: Craig Fichtelberg On The Red Flags Of Travel Management Company Consolidation

Craig Fichtelberg is president and co-founder of AmTrav, a travel management company that has not participated in the latest cycle of acquisitions. He knows you’ll take his comments with a grain of salt. Consolidation among travel management companies has accelerated. Employees and customers are the most critical components in every acquisition. They’re also vulnerable and…

Op Ed: Craig Fichtelberg On A Better Stimulus, A Cohesive Plan And A Little Luck

Covid-19 came out of nowhere and the economic rebound is going to take much longer than previously anticipated. AmTrav president and co-founder Craig Fichtelberg is optimistic about the travel industry overcoming the challenge. In this guest post, he argues for an improved federal stimulus package and a consensus behind return-to-business and return-to-travel plans. Businesses need…

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