ABOUT TAG TRAVEL
FOUNDED IN 2008
The Travel Assignment Group (TAG) based in Hyde Park, Gauteng; was founded by Jonathan Gerber, previously CEO of the Tourvest Outbound Division in 2008.
The founding philosophy of TAG is that the Travel Industry or at least the success of it is based on quality individuals. TAG therefore acquired Claudia’s Travel, Trigon Travel and Panda Travel, as it identified the need for a quality, midsized business that can provide quality travel management services in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
As one of Tourvest’s largest Franchises, TAG has access to fares, products, technology and associated benefits. However; TAG, its subsidiary companies and ITC’s are able to retain personalised qualities and superior service which have attracted their client base.
The Travel Assignment Group (TAG) comprises of the following group of companies.
JMG Travel Services Trigon Travel, Claudia’s Travel and Panda Travel
The above-mentioned companies are one hundred percent owned by JMG Travel Services, which is a non-operating subsidiary of TAG. These companies offer traditional corporate and leisure travel services known in the South African market place. All three companies are well established in their respective markets and have been offering service of a superior nature for a number of years while retaining sought after corporate customers.
Trigon Travel operates from the City Centre of Cape Town. Claudia’s Travel and Panda Travel are both Gauteng based and operate from Hyde Park and Linbro Park respectively.
An exclusive Incentive House that caters for high end Corporate Incentives. Thorough attention to detail and transparency are two of the main key elements that add to the success of this business. Major developments have been made in this business and large scale companies have been signed up since inception.
After extensive research, TAG realised that there was a definite need for a fast and effective online booking offering and therefore invested in the TravelIt booking tool:
The system is designed in such a way that the customer can link specific travellers to cost centers and business units. The units can have specific approval processes based on travel limits, line management or by travel type. Furthermore travellers can be linked to either; a credit card, multiple cards, based on which cost centers or business units he/she is travelling for, or linked to card in pocket, where he/she is required to settle bills direct.
Travel IT is best designed to manage domestic travel. The system offers point to point regional and international bookings.
The system is extremely user friendly and requires very little training. The travel booker is required to use only one single screen, whereby either simple or complex bookings can be made. The online system is able to manage the complete booking requirement. The users should not have to complete certain other online or offline aspects of a trip, with a travel consultant.
In addition, the system offers simple online access to a wide selection of preferred vendors to successfully complete any booking, without requiring assistance from a consultant. These include; air, car, accommodation, visa, forex, transfer shuttle services, parking services etc. All bookings can be approved, modified and cancelled online, without the use of any travel consultants. Travellers will also receive all necessary travel documentation online too.
TAG’s growth and success to date include the following achievements:
- ITC Travel has attracted various independents. Through their unique concept they have by far exceeded the initial expectations this company.
- JMG Travel Services managed to acquire three Travel companies within its first year of operation- Claudia’s Travel, Panda Travel and Trigon Travel.
- TAG online adds value to the day to day ease of booking and provides significant cost savings.
- Superlative Incentives has already secured major customers and will continue to focus on the niche corporate incentive market.
Since inception it was always intended to acquire and secure likeminded businesses in order to enforce synergies and cost savings, thereby maximising the value to customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders.
REDUCING YOUR CORPORATE TRAVEL SPEND BY UP TO 30%
Through our respected brands and global infrastructure, we are able to provide a tailored and flexible solution to meet your Travel Management needs, whether it is through traditional operations or the more cost effective online procurement systems.