As travel begins to make a comeback, there are many questions when it comes to preparing for future air travel. Tour operators have had to face many difficult decisions and challenges while balancing staffing and planning for the future. In addition, it has become more difficult for group customers to make bookings as the airlines have implemented new policies and fees to protect against future cancellations. While tour operators and travel planners are well-versed in adapting to changing environments, lacking favorable booking terms coming out of a pandemic is a hard pill to swallow.
When you are ready to book future air travel, a few items to keep in mind:
- Tip 1: Understanding booking terms, policies, safety measures, and protocols for each airline.
- Tip 2: Knowing the fee structure, penalties, and timeline each airline has implemented for future bookings.
- Tip 3: Working with an air partner to gain access to favorable terms and net (discounted) fares to provide your customers with the best pricing and itinerary options available on the market.
The Fly My Group and Flight Sugar team specialize in providing group and individual air solutions for travel planners around the globe. The team understands the challenges and the need to provide customers with efficiencies and savings. Over the last year, Fly My Group and Flight Sugar have leveraged their relationships, team, and software to refund customers quickly, source improved discounted fares, and expand duty of care and reporting features for the customer base they serve. Fly My Group and Flight Sugar have always carried an internal motto to save customers “fat stacks of greenbacks!”. The team experienced the highs and lows through a difficult time but remained loyal and committed to serve every ticketed passenger with care.
With positive feedback and preferred booking policies, Fly My Group and Flight Sugar are taking off (no pun intended!) in 2021 and 2022. The team has helped many tour operators and travel planners rebuild their airline booking processes from the ground up.
Fly My Group and Flight Sugar know each business operates uniquely. That’s why they have options to serve in a variety of facets through their group channel, Fly My Group, for ten or more travelers, and individual air booking engine, Flight Sugar, servicing individuals and small groups. Choosing the right path forward doesn’t have to be a one-size-fits-all option. The reality is a conversation to understand the goals of the travel planners and tour operators allows the Fly My Group and Flight Sugar team the insight they need to build valuable, long-lasting partnerships.