A thousand details go into planning business travel. Planning what you’ll do at your destination makes money. Planning how you get there doesn’t. Shopping for airline deals is not the best use of your time. You spend more money than you need to and make less money than you should.
Multi-‐tasking as it should be
Tom is a travel expert. While you do the work you excel at he’ll manage the details and control the costs of your entire trip.
Before you leave
- Tom balances the conflicting demands of your schedule, flight times, and Frequent Flier programs.
- You do the work you do best, then relax and enjoy your family.
Thousands of miles into a three-‐week trip
- Tom makes sure you get every upgrade you’re due.
- You sleep as well as you would in your own bed.
Home again with a briefcase full of boarding passes and receipts
- Tom allocates your airline, hotel, and car expenses among the clients you visited.
- You catch up on your work and spend time with your family.
Partner with Tom. He’ll do his job so you can do yours.
Hi Tom, A friend suggested I give you a call. I’ve been online working on this trip and it’s driving me crazy. Can you help me?
When did planning a vacation become such a hassle? There are a thousand choices to make and a thousand websites overwhelming you with information to “help” you make them.
But those sites don’t tell you the most important information you need to plan your dream vacation: Let Tom do it.
Ask Tom your questions. He’ll find reliable answers. You’ll avoid problems you never knew existed.
Tell Tom how you want your vacation to unfold. He’ll present you with options to make that happen.
Let Tom do it. You’ll be glad you did.
Group Travel · Student Groups
Your child has signed up for a school-‐sponsored trip – a tournament or championship, a trip to Washington, D.C. or to China. It’s an exciting time for the entire family, but you find it nerve-‐wracking as well.
Little Suzy can study her favorite subject, but will she be safe? Billy will become more confident, but where will he sleep? Where will they eat? What will they do if something goes wrong?
And the ever present concerns: How much will it cost? How much work will you have to do?
Parents of student travelers find working with Tom very reassuring.
The father of a 8th grade daughter himself, he understands your concern.
He meets with the group’s parents to answer your questions.
When he makes travel arrangements for your child’s group – to the next city or another continent – he keeps his father hat firmly in place.
When Tom makes the plans, you have time to anticipate and enjoy this exciting step in your child’s life.
For School Administrators and Trip Leaders
You’re busier now than you’ve ever been, but you have to plan a school-‐sponsored trip. It’s a big responsibility.
You have neither the time nor the expertise to do the job right.
Tom has both.
School administrators and trip leaders are relieved to work with Tom.
Not only does Tom have thirty years professional experience – much of it in group travel – he’s also father of a 8th grade daughter. He understands the concerns of administrators, trip leaders, students and their parents.
- He’ll meet with parents to answer their questions.
- He’ll manage transportation and lodging reservations to save administrators and families work, worry, and cold hard cash.
- He’ll anticipate and prevent problems to make the trip leader’s job easier.
He’ll ensure your group has a safe, comfortable trip so everyone enjoys a good night’s sleep.
Event Travel Planning
Each time your association plans a convention, you have to answer the question, “Which comes first, content or attendance?” When attendance grows, your budget grows. With a bigger budget, you can afford more and better speakers, creating stronger content, making attendance grow.
The real answer to the question is that location comes first. If you choose the wrong location, you’ll doom your convention before you line up the first speaker. A thousand details affect your choice. Collecting and analyzing them distracts you from the core of your event.
You need a travel professional to forecast how each city will affect attendance.
You need Tom Cronkrite. He has extensive experience in group travel and will show you
- how each destination will affect your budget
- which destinations fit the culture of your organization
- which conference hotels deserve your business
- the unpleasant surprises you really want to avoid
After you’ve chosen your destination, he’ll manage travel plans for your speakers, staff, and board members. He’s skilled at meeting their needs and staying within your budget.
With Tom in charge of travel, you can focus on content, attendance, and success.
Whether you’re building customer loyalty or rewarding employee performance, incentive travel will do its job only when it’s done well. Your success, your company’s reputation, your ROI lie in the details.
With reputations and profits on the line, you need a travel expert with the experience to anticipate and avoid the surprises that can ruin your event, and the attention to detail that can make it a blazing success.
Tom Cronkrite has both.
You don’t want to arrive at your destination to find out its marketing information was two years old – and that last year’s hurricane washed away the beach.
Tom will help you choose an appealing destination that’s a good fit for your employees and customers, one that’s convenient and affordable to reach.
He’ll travel with you to the destinations and hotels you’re considering to make sure they’re everything you expect.
With Tom’s help, the trip’s only surprises will be the ones you plan for your guests.
Success Lies in the Details
Every group and individual has unique needs. Every party, gift, and expedition has a variety of moving parts. The wrong kind of bed, a broken toilet, confusion about transfer times, and a dozen other details each have the power to ruin someone’s experience.
Tom will make sure the rooms you’ve reserved are ready.
He’ll work with hotel management to make sure the hospitality baskets you order meet your expectations and your attendees needs.
Tom will put forth the extra effort to make your guests feel appreciated.
Incentive that Works
With Tom Cronkrite in charge, your incentive travel can do its motivational job. You’ll see the results in your bottom line.