Our Affilliations

Travel One engages in strategic affiliations to bring our clients added value, service and offerings. Following are descriptions of these relationships, some which are exclusive in Minnesota.

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BCD Travel

Travel One is an Affiliate of BCD Travel, the third largest global corporate travel management company in the world. BCD Travel combines service leadership with flexible technology, intelligent data analysis and strategic solutions for corporate clients.

BCD Travel helps companies make the most of what they spend on travel. For travelers, this means keeping them safe and productive, and equipping them to make good choices on the road. For travel and procurement managers, it means advising them on how to grow the value of their travel program. In short, we help our clients travel smart and achieve more. We make this happen in 110 countries with more than 12,000 creative, committed and experienced people. And it’s how we maintain an industry-leading client-retention rate of 97%, with 2015 sales of US$23.8 billion.  For more information, visit www.bcdtravel.com.

The BCD Travel Hotel Program complements client-negotiated hotel programs with a selection of more than 43,000 properties. Participating hotels span 179 countries and 6 continents.  99 percent of the properties offer Best Available Rate (BAR) pricing. Hotels participating in the BCD Travel Hotel Program must offer rates that are competitive with any unrestricted commissionable rates offered to any other travel agency, consortium, third party Internet sites or the hotel company’s Internet site. In some cases hotels offer a discount from BAR and/or offer a BCD Travel negotiated rate. All negotiated rates are guaranteed for last-room availability.

BCD Travel is a BCD Holdings N.V. company.

Virtuoso
Virtuoso is the industry’s leading leisure travel network. This by-invitation-only organization comprises more than 6,000 elite travel advisors associated with over 300 agencies in 22 countries in North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, as well as over 1,000 of the world’s best travel providers and premier destinations.

Being a client of a Virtuoso travel advisor means your travels will be customized to your specific desires by a foremost expert, and that you’ll be recognized as one of the most prestigious guests in the world with all the privileged access, perks and service that implies. The network’s member agencies generate over $5.1 billion annually in travel sales, making the group the most powerful in the vacation travel segment. Our relationships with the finest travel companies provide our clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access.

Airlines Reporting Corporation
Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) is the accreditation body for Travel Agencies as premium professional travel organizations. ARC requires accredited members to meet rigorous financial, personnel and ticket-security measures and to successfully complete stringent training and specialist testing for both domestic and international sales and ticketing.

International Airlines Travel Agent Network
International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN) is the accreditation body requiring Travel Companies to meet and maintain the highest professional standards for international airline sales and ticketing.

American Society of Travel Agents
American Society of Travel Agents Association (ASTA) of travel agencies and suppliers, serving as advocate for travel professionals, the travel industry and the traveling public. Only ASTA members subscribe to a thirteen point of ethics which stands for “Integrity in Travel.”

Cruise Lines International Association
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the official trade organization of the cruise industry with professional requirements and accreditation enabling travel counselors to sell cruises.

North Central Business Travel Association
The North Central Business Travel Association (NCBTA) provides an important forum for the exchange of information, education and ideas among its members, who include representatives from local corporations and leading travel industry suppliers.

Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the Chamber is to unite the region’s business community and to engage dynamic business and civic leadership in the development and advancement of a world-class, competitive economic environment throughout our entire region.