GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO () — Business Travel News magazine ranked Andavo Travel as the 25th largest travel management firm in the United States based on the pool of ARC-member agencies who submitted their ARC data to the publication. The list appeared in the June 25, 2007 issue.
To be considered for this list, organizations were required to submit 2006 ARC air ticket transaction and sales data to Airlines Reporting Corp., a provider of financial settlement solutions and data and analytical services for the travel industry. Andavo reported 96, 256 ARC transactions, a 9 percent increase compared to 2005, and ranked as the 25th largest travel management agency in the U.S. when compared to the other firms who submitted information.
President & CEO, Brenda Rivers, said 2006 marked the most successful year the company had experienced since 2000. She credits her company’s growth to a strong market, increased business travel since the September 11, 2001 tragedy, and enhanced customer services to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction.
Last year was a great year for Andavo as well as the travel industry as a whole, said Rivers. We saw an upswing in travel, both in business and leisure travel – for the first time in five years, which was a welcome change industry-wide. In addition, we continued to research ways to expand our customer-centric services and added two new online booking tools to lend our clients greater efficiency and flexibility.
Based on the first three quarters of 2007, we expect to set a new level of success for Andavo this year, Rivers said.
For read the full report, go to http://www.btnonline.com/businesstravelnews/images/pdf/agencies07.pdf.