Travel and Transport Ultramar Corporate travel continues to grow ever more complex and unnervingly unpredictable. That's why Travel and Transport Ultramar's combination of high-touch, white glove service, unparalleled technology solutions and program optimization for continual improvement is the choice of industry leaders and travel experts for their own managed travel programs. Travel and Transport Ultramar's close to the client relationships make us the perfect virtual travel companion for all our clients' travel needs.
As part of the largest ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) in the Travel space, our clients benefit from dealing with a workforce in which every employee is a highly motivated owner.
Piloted by an Executive Team whose experience is unmatched in the industry, Travel and Transport Ultramar works with a veritable "who's who" of business leaders, across many industry sectors, to provide a one-stop solution that leverages best-in-market global sourcing, service and data consolidation.
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When we say we're "the smartest travel between points", we're not just referring to any particular set of geographic points A and B on a map. We mean that we're the smartest path to getting you to those points of success that will meet and exceed those corporate objectives you've mapped out for your organization's Managed Travel Program.
At its core, Travel and Transport Ultramar's philosophy is to consistently deliver the finest collection of services in a manner that lets our clients know and feel that we are on their side. This means that every service we deliver is "thoughtful" service wherein our clients know that they are heard and that our commitment is to meeting and exceeding their travel needs and expectations at every point along the travel continuum.
Travel and Transport Ultramar is a 43% equity partner and North America's largest member of Radius Travel. The Radius network of member agencies is made up of 37,000 travel professionals in over 3,300 locations in 80 markets worldwide. Radius manages over $30 Billion in annual travel spend through its network of best-in-market local agencies - people who understand the language, culture, and all that is distinctive about their market.
For regional and global programs, Radius provides consolidated data management and other centralized services and ensures the delivery of unsurpassed local service and support through Radius members in each of your markets.
IndustriesTravel and Transport Ultramar's unique combination of industry-leading technology, unparalleled high-touch service offerings and program optimization for continual improvement reaches across multiple industries to deliver exceptionally satisfying travel experiences for the traveler and strong, measurable cost-savings to the organization.
Travel and Transport Ultramar provides custom-tailored, fully managed travel programs for its discerning clientele across a wide variety of industry sectors including Healthcare/Pharma, Manufacturing, Education and Entertainment and enjoys exceptional penetration in the areas of Law, Finance/Private Equity and Fashion/Retail. Travel and Transport Ultramar is known for its blend of cutting-edge technology and unmatched, high-touch customer service.
Travel and Transport Ultramar serves many of the Am Law Top 100 firms and has exceptional expertise and understanding of the culture and unique demands of this sector and its travelers. An example of this is Travel and Transport Ultramar's development of the industry's first Legal recruiting application, its proprietary, patented RecruitSync.
From airport runway to couture runway Travel and Transport Ultramar custom designs its travel programs with the same attention to detail that is expected by the world's leading Fashion houses. Travel and Transport Ultramar's global reach provides best local in-country solutions and up to the minute market information for all the various traveler populations, from store carpenter to the VVIP designer.
From its proprietary CFO dashboard to its consolidated global data reporting and comprehensive benchmarking, Travel and Transport Ultramar provides its Financial clients with the sharp, analytic tools they need to get the absolute most out of their managed travel programs. Travel and Transport Ultramar's flexibility and nimbleness allows us to respond quickly and globally to the evolution of our client's businesses.
Our privileged relationships allow us to offer our customers special negotiated pricing, free upgrades, special access, added assistance & other value-added amenities. See the tabs above for specific brand partnerships.
Air - Our privileged Air relationships allows us to offer our customers special negotiated pricing, upgrades & other soft dollar amenities.
Hotel - Our privileged Hotel relationships provide exclusive rates & amenities (including guaranteed upgrades at time of booking, last room-availability, gym access, free wifi & meal credits, among others) in addition to exceptional property assistance in times of need.
Car - Our privileged Car relationships provides a variety of value-added features including double upgrades, unlimited miles, free memberships, free rental day certificates and free Sirius Radio service.
Management Team With over 69 years of experience, Travel and Transport Ultramar specializes in developing "just-the-right" custom program for each of its prestigious clientele. Travel and Transport Ultramar continually benchmarks against best practices to ensure their clients receive a world-class program with continual improvement. Travel and Transport Ultramar's management team leverages their combined industry expertise, strategic oversight and the best analytical tools to ensure their clients agree that Travel and Transport Ultramar delivers "the smartest travel between points".
During Thomas' twenty year tenure at Travel and Transport Ultramar, he has truly been a driving force behind the Company's ability to surround every client with "smartest" technology that is intelligently employed to create an unparalleled travel experience. Managing an IT team of eight and a seven-figure budget, Thomas greatly enjoys working with "the best travel technology team in the travel industry." With this team, Thomas excels at building technology solutions and infrastructure that support all of Travel and Transport Ultramar's prestigious clients while enabling the Company to grow rapidly and efficiently.
Among his numerous accomplishments while at Travel and Transport Ultramar, Thomas is most proud of building an independent user management system that synchronizes with all systems involved in travel and provides customer facing tools and applications that facilitate a seamless experience for all those involved - from travelers, travel managers, travel arrangers, administrators, to CFOs, and risk audiences.
Thomas is also credited with creating out-of-the-box integrations with Ultramar's major vendors such as GetThere, Concur/Cliqbook, iJet, TripCase and United Airlines. These integrations are considered unique in design and application within the travel industry. He also worked side-by-side with Travel and Transport Ultramar's COO and finance group to patent the industry's first Legal recruiting application, RecruitSync.
On a daily basis, Thomas enjoys having the opportunity to adapt Travel and Transport Ultramar's cutting edge technologies and customizing them to meet each client's unique needs -- all within industry specific requirements. He also thrives on solving customer challenges with innovative ideas, technologies and processes that get Travel and Transport Ultramar's clients results in timeframes that exceed their expectations.
As Thomas aptly puts it: "I love having the opportunity of conceiving, designing and implementing solutions that are scaleable to our client base. Our customers have access to the same functionality whether they are our smallest or our largest customer." Thomas is recognized regularly by his peers for his innovation and industry understanding. For example, he sits on the Sabre advisory council, commenting on current and future functionality, examining what the market is looking for, how technology is used, and how these factors converge.
Thomas' work as a studio musician for 12 years and subsequent interest in music composition software led him into the technology field. This interest, paired with over eight years as a travel counselor at Liberty Travel, gave him the idea of improving the traveler's overall experience through better technology.
"Ultimately the greatest success of our technology initiatives is witnessed by ease of use of our client travelers in accessing all the information relevant to their travel and in the online booking capabilities that are the best in the industry."