What We Do
We are a GPO, creating volume buying groups (“CTBR Rates”)
The Travel Category is a complex sourcing category requiring deep industry experience and a continuous cycle of RFP's and renegotiations with your air, hotel, car and TMC suppliers to try and secure or maintain the best commercial terms for your company.
Even if your corporate procurement department is fortunuate to employ resources with the proper travel category experience, you will need to spend >$30M annually on travel to secure the best commercial terms with every travel supplier category.
Many buyers also rely on their TMCs to help negotiate their Air, Hotel and Car supplier programs. The commission and incentive payments your TMC will secure for themselves impacts the travel suppliers' margins to offer their best commercial terms, while restricting which suppliers they may recommend.
CTBR Rate Solutions provides relief to both sides (Travel Buyer and Travel Suppliers) by building a network of buyers and suppliers who want true transparency to offer the buyers the best commercial terms.
For Travel Buyers, we aggregate the volume of like companies through private buying groups. You can get out of the timely and unprofitable Travel Supplier RFP business and into the business of quickly securing enhanced commercial terms with your preferred travel suppliers by leveraging our larger supplier discounts, which offers an additional 5% - 20% incremental savings by supplier category than you can secure individually. This allows you to focus on managing policies, processes and industry trends, which provides the greatest return from your travel department or dedicated travel manager personnel.
For Travel Suppliers, they can lower their client acquisition and retention costs to provide lower discounts to travel buyers at higher margins.
CTBR Rate Solutions are ideal for any National or Global company spending $1M - $30M+ annually on travel and looking to quickly optimize total savings by category (Total cost of travel and supporting operating costs).
See available Travel Supplier categories below. Or, contact us at SalesSupport@ctbrtravel.com to request more information.
Car Rental Category
Offers the industry’s best rental rates, while eliminating those annoying and expensive city surcharges and other hidden charges like energy recovery fees. Leverage our rates today to begin saving 15% - 30%+ on your existing negotiated rates, without the time, costs and headaches of conducting a RFP.
Air & Hotel Categories
Tired of the annual Hotel RFP process or the Airlines one-sided market share tacticts? CTBR Rate Solutions provides an innovative approach to sourcing preferred airline and hotel deals through private buying groups. Save time and money, wile increasing your supplier discounts by an additional 5% - 20%+.
Looking for a new TMC or planning a TMC RFP? The typical TMC RFP process takes 9 - 12 months and seldom delivers a ROI. With CTBR's Rate Solution, you're able to quickly assess market options, select the best qualified TMC, while leveraging the volume of like companies to secure the best commercial terms - all within niinety days.
We provide “Turnkey” Travel Programs
Managing corporate travel requires staffing FTEs whose primary focus is trying to negotiate discounts and manage multiple travel supplier categories. This starts with selecting a TMC that can take 9 - 16+ months to properly source, followed by months of negotiations and renegotiations with Air, Hotel, Car and other travel suppliers. For companies spending <$5M annually on travel, there's seldom an ROI from this industry or category practice.
Our Turnkey Solution packages all of our CTBR Rate Solutions to offer a custom, plug-n-play, managed travel program in less than ninety days at a fraction of the costs to independently source yourself. This includes quick and easy setup of a customized TMC and then access to the best preferred travel supplier discounts, platforms, and traveler support services - all with full support for related Policies, Processes and Technologies. Ideal for first time managed programs of any size, and then for existing managed travel programs spending between $1M - $10M+ annually on travel looking for the greatest potential in total cost savings. Contact us today to learn more.