Lounging on a white sand beach after a morning of scuba diving, or perhaps hitting the slopes before relaxing in front of the lodge fireplace – vacation options are endless. When you decide where it is you’d like to travel to, many other decisions need to be thought out before you start packing, like where to stay and what excursions to book. Travel and Transport takes the guessing out of booking a trip.
The story of Travel and Transport all started when Lawrence Youngman, a city hall reporter for the Omaha World Herald, decided to make a career change. On October 16, 1946 he and his wife, Mae, opened the doors to their new venture. Today, Travel and Transport has grown to be the 5th largest travel management company and the largest 100% employee-owned travel agency in the US.
Unlike weeding through options on an online booking site, Travel and Transport’s knowledgeable and seasoned travel advisors give their clients a dream vacation fit for them. From innovative corporate travel and meeting/event solutions, to expertise in planning unforgettable vacations, this successful company continues to create one-of-a-kind experiences for their clients.
“Now, more than ever, the time you spend with family, friends, and even yourself, is your most valuable investment,” said Travel and Transport Chief Operating Officer, Tim Fleming. “Our travel specialists design vacation packages that allow travelers to experience destinations in ways they may never knew existed. Every traveler is different – their vacation should be as unique, and produce memories that will last a lifetime.”
Technology is the driving force around the vacation booking process. Travel and Transport uses the latest technology to enhance experiences with a mobile app that allows travelers to track their trips and contact an advisor at a moment’s notice should plans change. “Technology leads our industry and it’s important that we continue to research and develop new ways of providing our customers with the latest travel information that they need while they are on the road. Travel can be stressful so we want to make sure our tools can alleviate unnecessary worry,” said Senior Vice President and CIO, Mike Kubasik.
Travel and Transport has made a significant commitment to growing its vacation offerings by serving as a charter member of Virtuoso, an exclusive network of top travel specialists, the finest travel providers, and premier world destinations – putting their global connections to work to ensure travelers receive the most advantageous pricing and upgrades with leading hotels, resorts, spas, cruise lines, tour companies, rail lines, airlines, and ground operators. Through Virtuoso, exclusive amenities, experiences and privileged access is offered to Travel and Transport clients.
Whether a travel advisor focuses on corporate travel, vacations, or events, the commitment to excellence is seen at all levels. “This company is truly unique,” said President Kevin O’Malley. “You may hear this all of the time, but the passion and excellence you get from an organization that is ran by those who own it, makes a difference in everything we do.”