Minneapolis TMC Makes Hay With Subscription Model

Startups are not the only travel management providers trying out new pricing models. Thirty-six-year-old family business ProfessionalTravelService.com, a Travel Leaders Group affiliate, is based in Minneapolis but lives online. Using Deem or SAP Concur, clients don't pay online transaction fees as the TMC relies on supplier commissions and incentive payments.

Services include traveler tracking through Magnatech's SafeToGo and data reporting with Cornerstone's iBank. Clients pay a flat monthly rate depending on air, car and hotel spend — plus $19.95 to call an agent for help on an air booking. Phone . . .

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Author: Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them with Business Travel News. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.

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