We are focused on managing your business travel investment.
As a division of World Travel Bureau, we adhere to our standards of quality, service, and flexibility. Because you are a business professional your time is valuable; our intention is to relieve the stress and hassle of planning your business trips, incentive excursions, and corporate meetings. Our goal is to develop a relationship where you rely upon us to deliver service that goes beyond merely booking flights and making hotel reservations. We believe in a hands-on approach and feel it exemplifies who we are when it comes to personal attention to your corporate needs and expectations as well as those of your travelers.
A level of service that sets us apart.
We take pride in the level of service we offer our customers. It is important to us that our clients’ expectations are consistently met and handled with absolute attention to detail. With over 80 years of industry experience, knowledge, and professionalism, World Travel Business Elite is the standard for customer service. Our experienced Travel Advisors accomplish this by knowing and understanding your needs whether it is for a small weekday offsite meeting or a large corporate incentive trip. It is important to us that all your travel specifics are managed properly so you can focus on your business. Even when there is a bump-in-the-road we excel in being responsive and resolving issues as quickly as possible. For our clients, quality service must encompass the entire experience from concept to completion.
Our business travel team is lead by an elite industry professionals.
World Travel Business Elite was launched with an exceptional platform designed for the changing business travel world in 2014. The team members collectively possess many decades of travel industry experience. They have facilitated, negotiated and contracted with numerous global travel providers to develop customized travel policies for our customers. Precision to details and cost management contribute to the overall customer satisfaction. This is evident setting up business groups, meetings, and consulting with companies to provide better ways to manage their business travel investment with all the knowledge and tools available. World Travel Business Elite’s primary efforts today are to develop relationships with organizations/individuals, matching their travel demands with solid solutions.
Utilizing technology to maximize your travel investment.
One of our core beliefs is to embrace evolving technologies in the travel industry. We pride ourselves in utilizing technology to ensure the finest travel experience for our corporate clients. The software system we use is state-of-the-art and it enables us to leverage many capabilities that provide a vast array of services. Our technology enables us to help manage your travel investment in the background, preserving time for our agents to be available to you for the personal touch and guidance in areas such as these:
- Continually monitor fare reductions up until departure to augment savings.
- Secure preferred seat assignments and offer alternatives if not available.
- Ensure that each reservation matches traveler’s profile requirements, i.e., aisle seat preference.
- Maximize hotel, car, and frequent flyer numbers for optimal redemption and savings.
- Offer online reporting to client for access to their travel data.
- Request upgrades automatically when applicable and available.
- Provide unused ticket reporting – to monitor client’s travel investment.
- Institute quality control program to make sure client corporate travel policy is followed.
- Help customers develop their own corporate travel policy.
Our resources are vast and trusted.
There are multiple benefits to being associated with the award winning World Travel Bureau. For instance our strong affiliation with Virtuoso ensures that our business travelers receive the best service and resources available in the industry. Our resources extend to every aspect of the travel industry including: airlines, hotels, cruises, cars and various other services. These trusted relationships which we have developed over the years allow us to maximize your experience.
History of World Travel
80 years of providing the best travel experiences.
Let us travel back in time to 1938 when Harry Jackson, an entrepreneurial visionary, began his journey into the travel industry with the purchase of World Travel for $150. At the time Harry was a Professor at Santa Ana College and along with a few of his colleagues they conducted a low cost ($760) yet high quality 58-day European tour under the name “Cooperative Educational Tours”. With the success of these tours Harry left the teaching profession and dedicated himself full-time to the travel business. His travel business soon expanded beyond the European tours and began to encompass a variety of destinations to meet their clientele’s needs. After World War II the company began to grow into one of the top travel bureaus in California. Harry remained active in the business until his death in 1987. His dedication and passion for helping his clients enjoy the best travel experiences possible was evident to many and has been continued by his son, Tom Jackson.
Tom Jackson started working for the company at the early age of 13 stamping brochures and filing catalogs. Tom graduated from USC in 1962 and began to work in the front office. During the next 17 years he managed several of the agency’s offices and was an integral part of the growing success of World Travel. In 1979, he took on a larger role and became the president of the company, taking the company to an all-new level by opening locations throughout California in Orange Country, the Inland Empire, Camarillo, and Carmel. At one point they had as many as 15 locations. However, with the innovation of new computer technologies such as web, email, intranet and state-of-the-art software they were able to become leaner and more efficient without losing the founding principal of personal service. Currently they have 4 brick-and-mortar offices and 1 virtual office to serve their clients throughout California. If asked, Tom would tell you “our specialty is the customer “ and that the real success of the business was made possible by his dedicated professional team that supports the company and the clients they serve.
Tom’s wife Sharon has been involved in the business for 27 years. Her work experience with American Airlines for 16 years has enhanced her love of travel. She is a key team member in World Travel’s continued growth and innovative approach to offering great travel experiences for both personal and corporate travelers.
World Travel owners, Tom and Sharon Jackson, have always loved to travel and experience the world. The many souvenirs they have brought home from their excursions can be seen throughout the corporate headquarters and each one of them prompts a story when Tom is taking a client on a tour of our building. Upon meeting this dynamic couple you instantly get pulled into their vibrant fun personalities. Their passion and dedication thrives with the ever-changing environment.
The history of World Travel Bureau has been over 80 years in the making and it has only just begun. The journey continues and they will always strive to be the best in the industry when it comes to personal and corporate travel.