DFWBTA Support Sponsors

 

TITLE SPONSOR
American Airlines and American Eagle serve 250 cities in 50 countries. Helping you conduct business wherever you need to be. Plus, with the American Airlines Business Suite, small businesses are given the same privileges that the larger companies enjoy. Including travel rewards and savings, cabin upgrades Admiral Club membership and VIP benefits. Learn more at AA.com/business or to find our lowest airfares guaranteed, visit AA.com

 

INDUSTRY PARTNER
Currently serving 191 destinations worldwide and more than 56 million passengers annually, DFW International Airport is the premier global transportation gateway. DFW International Airport has a variety of convenient, on-airport parking options designed to meet your travel needs, as well as a new luxurious per resort to ensure your furry friends are comfortable while you are away. Inside the terminals you’ll find the latest technology with large touch-screen information displays, Samsung power poles at each gate for electronics charging, video walls and a myriad of other exceptional amenities. If you are in the mood for local cuisine, a healthy salad or looking for a last-minute gift item, DFW International Airport features a wide variety of shopping and dining options inside each of our terminals. The world connects at DFW International Airport. Express Parking Information.

 

LANYARD SPONSOR

The Parking Spot is more than just a space to park your car. We focus on hospitality, making it easy, comfortable and affordable to get a superior airport parking experience. Founded in 1998, The Parking Spot is the leading near-airport parking company in the United States with 39 locations at 21 airports.  The Parking Spot delivers amenities that make near-airport parking more enjoyable: continuous friendly airport parking shuttle service, covered, open-air and valet parking available (select locations), always open, fast and easy check-in & check-out, well-lit, fully-fenced, luggage assistance available, complimentary chilled water, airport parking reservations available, earn free parking with The Spot Club, car care services, including car washes and oil changes available in some markets.  Corporate discounts are available through our managed travel savings program, The Spot Club Exec Program.    

 


Star Sponsors

 

AJL International Chauffeured Limousine and Transportation has been providing transportation services since 1995. Our reputation is built one customer at a time. Whatever your transportation needs are, AJL International has professional staff and vehicles ready to meet all your needs.

 

American Airlines and American Eagle serve 250 cities in 50 countries. Helping you conduct business wherever you need to be. Plus, with the American Airlines Business Suite, small businesses are given the same privileges that the larger companies enjoy. Including travel rewards and savings, cabin upgrades Admiral Club membership and VIP benefits. Learn more at AA.com/business or to find our lowest airfares guaranteed, visit AA.com

 

www.avis.com and www.budget.com
Avis Budget Group, Inc. is a leading global provider of vehicle rental services, both through its Avis and Budget brands, which have more than 10,000 rental locations in approximately 175 countries around the world, and through its Zipcar brand, which is the world's leading car sharing network, with more than 850,000 members. Avis Budget Group operates most of its car rental offices in North America, Europe and Australia directly, and operates primarily through licensees in other parts of the world. Avis Budget Group has approximately 30,000 employees and is headquartered in Parsippany, N.J.

 

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. For executives, we ensure that the travel program supports company objectives. In short, we help our clients travel smart and achieve more. We make this happen in 97 countries with 11,000 creative, committed and experienced people. And it's how we maintain an industry-leading client-retention rate of more than 95%, with 2012 sales of US$21.2 billion.

 

 

The Campbell Travel Beginning…

In 1982, Bob Campbell was planning a trip to Europe for his parents and his wife, Tina. In those days, it was extremely expensive to travel by air – this was prior to airline fare “wars” and lower prices as a result of deregulation.

And Bob was left trying to figure out, “What’s the most affordable way to get there?”

Newspaper advertising showed cheaper prices using chartered air flights…but which company had the lowest prices and best service? There was no Google Search, no reviews, no Internet at all– so it was very hard to compare.

Back then, the only way you could make a plane reservation and buy a ticket was to either drive down to the airport ticket counter, or call. Compounding Bob’s problem, the charter companies didn’t even have ticket counters at airports…which meant he couldn’t drive down, his only option was to call.

So, Bob began calling, but the huge demand for lower prices meant that the telephone lines were always busy, and his phone calls didn’t get answered. Bob either got a busy signal when calling, or was on eternal hold. This continued for several days.

Not to be dissuaded, Bob woke up one Wednesday night at 2:30 AM, and lo and behold – the phone was answered and he was finally able to book his family to Frankfurt, Germany with Davis International at a very good price!

But this whole experience got Bob to thinking. The booking process was unreasonably time consuming and horrible; what if there were a company that could simplify obtaining a reservation, assist travelers with their options, and provide terrific service? Thus, Campbell Travel was born in 1983.

Our Mission Statement:

We simplify travel in a complex world; delivering unique solutions through passion, knowledge, and expertise. Our Vision: We aspire to deliver world-class travel and be recognized as the premier choice.

Bob grew up as an Air Force “brat” and was very fortunate to have moved around the United States every few years. Bob began to really enjoy traveling – helping his dad load up the family car and being the “shotgun” seat navigator driving across the country from one coast to the other.

Sometimes travel meant driving on the now historic Route 66, even assisting his dad in attaching a radiator bag to the front grill (in case the car overheated). Back then, you might drive 50 miles between gas stations in the heat of the desert, and you had to be prepared. Looking back, what an experience that was!

Bob’s dad was a 1940 graduate of West Point, a two-star general who saw combat in World War II, serving in both North Africa and Italy. To Bob, he was “larger than life” and was a major positive influence in his character development.

His father, by his charismatic nature, naturally commanded respect and “role modeled” key attributes to Bob, such as: never give up, be honest, always do the best job you can, and serve by treating others how you would like to be treated.

These are very important values at the heart of both Bob and Campbell Travel. To this day, we do our best to live up to these Core Values:

Passion; Integrity; Servant Leadership; Life Learner; Fun and Friendly; Health and Wellness.

 

 

The Candlewood Suites® Plano-Frisco hotel, located in the North Dallas area, puts travelers within minutes of top destinations. Our extended stay hotel and charming suburban location in the heart of Plano's Legacy Town Center is just 20 miles from the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and Love Field (DAL) airports.

Business travelers appreciate this Plano, TX hotel with its convenient location to nearby local companies, nearby Frisco's corporate business parks and easy access to Dallas via the North Dallas Tollway. Nearby corporations include YUM! Brands, Ericsson, HP, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, FedEx, and Toyota, just to name a few. Plano Centre, the local convention venue, is minutes away.

An extended stay in Plano offers our business and leisure travelers countless upscale dining options, retail and spa therapy choices, as well as access to nature and historical points of interests. Sports enthusiasts enjoy nearby Toyota Stadium, Dr. Pepper StarCenter, The Ballfields at Craig Ranch and Dr. Pepper Ballpark.

We create an exciting travel experience with our Plano hotel near Dallas and Frisco, with easy travel to popular corporate businesses and attractions. Guests love the amenities that include an area shuttle services Monday-Friday with in 5 miles of the hotel, 24-hour free laundry services, a Candlewood Gym and Lending Locker. Free Wi-Fi access keeps guests connected.

Welcome and Consider Us Home!

 

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) is a global leader specializing in business travel management. CWT delivers efficient and innovative solutions to optimize travel and meetings and events management by leveraging our global reach with the best people and superior service. CWT is dedicated to helping companies of all sizes, as well as government institutions and non-governmental organizations, optimize their travel programs and provide best-in-service and assistance to travelers.

 

Colwick Travel has been a trusted partner for over 33 years in helping companies of all sizes effectively manage their corporate travel. Experience, Service, Savings are key elements in allowing each program to operate efficiently and independently on the parameters of each client partner. Flexibility and responsiveness provides value within every travel management program.

 

With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 328 destinations in 64 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft.

 

Currently serving 191 destinations worldwide and more than 56 million passengers annually, DFW International Airport is the premier global transportation gateway. DFW International Airport has a variety of convenient, on-airport parking options designed to meet your travel needs, as well as a new luxurious per resort to ensure your furry friends are comfortable while you are away. Inside the terminals you’ll find the latest technology with large touch-screen information displays, Samsung power poles at each gate for electronics charging, video walls and a myriad of other exceptional amenities. If you are in the mood for local cuisine, a healthy salad or looking for a last-minute gift item, DFW International Airport features a wide variety of shopping and dining options inside each of our terminals. The world connects at DFW International Airport. Express Parking Information.

 

Conveniently located in the North Dallas business corridor in the upscale shopping and entertainment district, the DoubleTree Dallas near the Galleria offers newly refreshed accommodations, impeccable service including our signature DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie warm for your arrival.  Guest can take advantage of the fitness center, outdoor heated pool, running trails and dining options featuring The Chef’s Table, Terrace Bar & Grill, Cyber Café, and Main Market. The hotel offers 30,000 sq. ft. of flexible conference space for events, weddings, meetings, and receptions up to 1,000 guest.  We invite you to discover why this upscale hotel, located in North Dallas is a great destination for business travelers and vacationers.

 

 

 

Emirates Airline, the international airline of the UAE, has a fleet of more than 230 aircraft, currently flying to over 150 destinations in more than 80 countries around the world. Over 1,500 Emirates flights depart Dubai each week on their way to destinations on six continents, and our network is expanding constantly.  We currently fly daily out of 12 US gateways (SEA, SFO, LAX, ORD, DFW, HOU, IAD, BOS, JFK, EWR, MCO, FLL), and also one Canadian gateway (YYZ) three times/week.

Voted Best Airline in the World at the 2017 TripAdvisor Choice Awards.

 

Enterprise Holdings, Inc. provide the most comprehensive transportation solution in the marketplace that includes car rental, vanpooling, car-sharing, fleet management and commercial truck rental. Benefits include discounted corporate rates, award-winning customer service and loyalty program and an unparalleled network of airport and neighborhood locations within 15 miles of 90% of the U.S. population.

 

etc group is a full service, private, woman-owned corporate travel management company founded by Debbie Frazier in 1993.  Since that time, etc group has evolved into a multi-tiered corporation consisting of Corporate Travel, Global Meetings/Events/Incentives and also a Branding Solutions Division.  We are proud to be recognized as one of the Top Woman-Owned Corporations in Texas (3rd) and in the US (37th).  

 

Minutes from the intersection of LBJ Freeway and Dallas North Tollway, the Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre hotel offers elegant accommodations in an excellent location. Situated in the affluent area of North Dallas, this Dallas Galleria hotel offers a universally convenient location. Near a host of Fortune 500 companies, Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre is less than 20 minutes from both DFW Airport and Dallas Love Field Airport.

 

Roadrunner Companies have been in the motorcoach and minibus transportation business since 2001. During this time we have been actively involved in the operation of providing group transportation services for church, student, military, corporate, professional sports teams,and private events. We have focused primarly on the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding areas.

It all began with a single small bus in 2001 when a church member suggested starting a bus company to CEO Ron Wills. The suggestion has turned into a giant leap, as Roadrunner now serves the Dallas/Ft Worth market, offering charters to destinations throughout the US and Canada. With a growing fleet of 76 vehicles, that includes 54 premium motorcoaches and 22 mini-buses.

Even with this growth in clients, Roadrunner is still a family owned and operated business and the entire team is hands-on in their approach to safety, service and quality provided to our customers, at all levels of the operation.

We’re proud of our equipment, but Roadrunner’s greatest strength is our staff. Our employees are the most important part of our business. We’ve been careful to grow the company only as fast as we can find excellent people. Great customer service is more than just shiny coaches, and our folks work hard at making sure our customers have a great time, every time.

 

The Parking Spot is more than just a space to park your car. We focus on hospitality, making it easy, comfortable and affordable to get a superior airport parking experience. Founded in 1998, The Parking Spot is the leading near-airport parking company in the United States with 39 locations at 21 airports.  The Parking Spot delivers amenities that make near-airport parking more enjoyable: continuous friendly airport parking shuttle service, covered, open-air and valet parking available (select locations), always open, fast and easy check-in & check-out, well-lit, fully-fenced, luggage assistance available, complimentary chilled water, airport parking reservations available, earn free parking with The Spot Club, car care services, including car washes and oil changes available in some markets.  Corporate discounts are available through our managed travel savings program, The Spot Club Exec Program.    

 

The Dallas based SKYPASS GROUP consists of four customer-focused companies in the Travel, Hospitality, and Services sectors. For 25 years Skypass Travel has served its Corporate, Retail, and Wholesale customers specializing mostly in customized International travel solutions through its Dallas headquarters as well as through its branches in Texas and Asia. Skypass Hospitality owns and operates the recently built award winning La Quinta Inn & Suites Dallas Love Field offering both Corporate and Leisure guests 102 contemporary rooms and suites and BistroQ fast and fresh dining. Skypass Entertainment has produced and presented International concerts in the U.S. and has recently launched its first Independent International film project. Finally, SkyLife Success provides tools and a platform to support organizational transformation for companies and NGOs in the U.S. and abroad.

 

Universal Passports & Visas

With Universal Passport and Visa there is no need to travel to and wait in line at Embassies, Consulates or the Passport Agency. Universal Passport and Visa has over 30 years of experience in the expediting business. Our trained team is available to provide you with up to the minute changes, requirements and current application forms. We strive to ensure that our client’s application process is as easy as possible. Nothing is more important than our integrity in addition, to maintaining the strictest levels of privacy and disclosure. Universal Passport and Visa believes firmly in going above and beyond the industry standards and believes in the value of excellence.

 

It’s All Here

Plano, Texas is truly the land of plenty. Blending modern luxury with historic charm, the city brims with attractions and amenities that make it perfect for a day trip or leisurely weekend getaway. Plano’s location just north of Dallas offers easy access to the area’s professional sports, performing arts, museums and the world famous Southfork Ranch. But Plano is also a destination in its own right, with more than 1,000 restaurants, world class shopping, a lively arts scene, and abundant natural beauty. Plano offers visitors a variety of things to see and do, a perennial favorite being the Plano Balloon Festival. Held each September, the popular event has earned Plano the title of “Hot Air Balloon Capital of Texas.”