Travel Consulting by American Express
Global Business Travel Advisory Services
You’re looking for travel consulting that’s relevant.
Current. Knowledgeable. The American Express
Advisory Services team is your answer. We know
that today’s corporations are not only looking for
ways to save, but also for new information on
travel alternatives, keeping their employees safe
and happy while traveling, and managing through
cultural implications to global travel policies.
Advisory Services partners with you to find solutions
to these challenges based on your company’s
business goals and specific needs.
CASE IN POINT: Advisory
Services Saves $4M+ for Major
International Energy Company*
A well-known global energy company with over
$300M in air spend and operations in more than
50 countries sought assistance with negotiating air
travel contracts. Advisory Services was engaged
to provide the needed expertise to secure the best
contracts. Their travel policy included the ability to
upgrade to business class for long haul flights.
The client had a very mature program, having
already managed global air contract negotiations in
recent years. Due to alliances and joint ventures,
leverage was shifting to the airlines, making for
a very tough negotiating environment. Even as
the energy company did not have their corporate
travel managed through American Express Global
Business Travel, the Advisory Services team was
sought out for their robust industry, specific carrier
and overall negotiation experience.
ADVISORY SERVICES APPROACH
Advisory assessed the current state of the
company’s supplier contracts and recommended
a highly effective sourcing strategy, which focused
on simplification of contracted airfare discounts and
booking goals. Advisory designated focused airline
routes to improve rates and encouraged regional
consultants to align with local client contacts in order
to provide localized expertise and support.
THE RESULTS: $4M+ INCREMENTAL
• $4M annual incremental savings after
• $15.6M improvement in overall savings
impact from first to final proposal
• Simplified, realistic contract targets based
on current volumes
• Best-in-class savings
– Based on other clients of similar size/
volume, the client had superior discounting
that maximized savings an incremental 4.8%
ADVISORY SERVICES & YOUR TRAVEL
Whether you engage Advisory Services for complete
travel strategy development or just to optimize a
portion of your program, you can trust that we work
with the same customer focus that the American
Express brand is known for. Our consultants
include industry veterans with decades of combined
experience in all aspects of the travel business.
Tap into the expertise that sets us apart. Contact
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revolutionize your company’s travel program.
*This client case study is not indicative of all Advisory Services
clients. Not all clients will experience the same results.