Empowering Corporate Travel Buyers Since 1999

CTBR has worked with hundreds of  national and global companies representing over $1B in travel spend, providing advisory and sourcing solutions to manage and reduce corporate travel expenses

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 with your air, hotel, car and TMC suppliers to try and secure 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 deals (Travel Supplier Discounts). The commission and incentive payments the TMCs secure for themselves impacts supplier margins to offer you, the buyer, their best commercial terms and biases the TMC's supplier recommendations.

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 delivering greater travel savings by leveraging our larger supplier discounts, which provides an additional 3% - 20% incremental savings by supplier category than you could individually secure. 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. 

Car Rental Category

Offers the industry’s best rates with the leading corporate car rental supplier. Available for any company spending $100K - $2M+ annually on car rental expenses looking for an additional 8% - 20%+ savings and enhanced commercial terms  to your existing negotiated rates.

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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 3% - 15%. 

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TMC Category

Looking for a new TMC or planning a TMC RFP?  The typical TMC RFP process takes 9 - 16 months and seldom delivers the best TMC, commercial terms or even 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.

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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.

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