Travel Weekly's 2015 Power List


51 | Amtrav

Amtrav
2014 Sales:$166.7 million
Employees:87
Previous Ranking:49

26707 West Agoura Road
Suite 204
Calabasas, CA 91302
T (800) 436-3900
F (818) 878-9320
Website

Executives

CEO: Jeff Klee
PRESIDENT: Craig Fichtelberg
EVP: Eric Fichtelberg

2014 Developments

• Completed work on fourth generation corporate booking tool, bringing enhancements in functionality and user experience.

• Became first corporate booking tool to sell premium seats on United and Delta.

• Acquired Young’s Travel Service in Auburn, MA.

• Added vice president of strategic sales and new sales manager.

• Became first OTA (CheapAir.com) to integrate Amtrak trains with flight search results.

• Generated just under $2 million in Bitcoin sales on CheapAir.com.

Company Facts

• Three prime business components: corporate travel management (AmTrav.com); retail OTA (CheapAir.com); software development/travel fulfillment for third parties.

• ARC sales of $123.4 million.

• 55% of sales from leisure, 45% business.

• Three outside agents.

• Less than $1 million in sales from hosted agents.

• Member of ITP.

• Privately held; owned by Jeff Klee (57%), Craig Fichtelberg (33%) and Eric Fichtelberg (10%).

Looking Ahead

• Several new white-label partnerships for corporate booking tool in the works.

• Plans to complete a new enterprise-level corporate travel offering, built with Concur tools, with support for TripLink and other off-channel bookings.

• Integration of virtual credit cards into corporate booking tool.

• Launch of a new corporate travel tool/service designed exclusively for the small business, unmanaged market.

•  Major upgrade to CheapAir.com with a User Interface overhaul and a new technology program.

• Planning a big push into the Cuban travel market for CheapAir, aiming to be first American OTA to offer scheduled and charter service to that country.

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