Understanding All Aspects of Government Travel

» Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Government Traveler Comments | 0 comments

As I continue day to day being the Social & Government Sales Professional at The Gettysburg Hotel and also taking the Certified Government Travel Professional Training Course I feel that I am learning both sides of the Government Market at the same time.  The training course has really brought my position full circle.  I have come to understand all of the steps that Government Travelers have to take in order to actually make a trip somewhere.

There seem to be many options available for the Government Traveler from renting a car or a hotel room to making airline reservations.  I actually had a phone call the other day from a large travel agency reserving hotel accommodations for a Government Traveler coming to town for a meeting.  As the process seemed pretty simple for her to call and make the hotel reservation I now understand the process on the other side of the phone that I would have not known otherwise.  The chart in chapter 3a.4 is a great sample of the entire process from start to finish from what the traveler has to submit to how the system is processed.  I also like the fact that reports are generated for all aspects of the industry.  I believe it is very important to have a reporting system in place to show such statistics as ticket usage, bookings, top vendors and commissions.  This makes sense to be able to track all that is going on.

Jen Millheim

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