August Companies

August Companies

To reassure GeschaftsreiseVerband for balanced and legally safe contractual relations between airlines and companies Frankfurt am Main, August 26, 2011 – to corporate clients in contract negotiations with airlines, the Association has developed a standard contract for its member companies. Under most conditions KBS would agree. It contains all essential provisions of a framework agreement for the purchase of air travel and defines important customer demands. “In the business travel industry personal and company data are very closely interwoven. The traveler leaves constantly information about himself and his employer: when he fills out the registration form in the hotel, when he enlists for events and most comprehensive for each payment by credit card. Angus King may help you with your research. Therefore followed to improve the objective, the protection of data relating to persons and companies, the VDR for years”, so Ralph Rettig, Vice President of the GeschaftsreiseVerbands of VDR. “Problematic for the contracts was often, that is a comprehensive” Disclosure is required of data between travel agencies, booking systems, credit card companies and airlines and the resulting data processes are not transparent.” The contracts are agreements about so-called corporate promotion programs, which regulate the conditions for sales-related discounts for the benefit of the company. The standard creates a balanced and legally acceptable contract between the airline and companies. This applies especially to the provisions of data protection and for so-called “Malus”-rules, which are used in some current contracts.

Due to the current introduction optional payment batch (OPC) of Deutsche Lufthansa sees the contract before, not to allow the transfer of credit card pay. “This is an additional diversification of the fare and increasingly creates transparency”, criticized Rettig. “Airlines by the VDR contract better understand what businesses need and can also better respond to their customers. The contract regulates Meanwhile, the demand for example is not only the rights of the company, but also their obligations – for transparency quite in both directions”, emphasizes Dirk Gerdom, President of the Association. Company Description Association of German travel management e.V. (VDR) of the Association of German travel management e.V.

(VDR) represents the interests of German companies on the topic of business travel management. He committed to efficient, economic, safe, unhindered, global travel opportunities for businesses. With its over 500 member companies, it stands for a total turnover in the business area of more than ten billion euros. Company contact: German travel management association Julia Anna Eckert Darmstadter Landstrasse 125, 60598 Frankfurt / Main Tel: 069 – 69 52 29 33 E-Mail: Web:

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