Department of Health and Human Services

Eliminate Government Travel Agency Contract

Allow employees to make or change their own travel reservations directly on websites without having to book through a contracted travel agency. Omega Travel charges a fee for every booking and every change (from $6.08 - >$39 EACH TIME, even to just reserve a hotel room) and the reservations are often incorrect, or Omega personnel say that they cannot make them. As a federal employee who travels frequently to perform... more »

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EXOP - Office of Management and Budget

Eliminate travel agency service fees

Every time an airline ticket is purchased or changed using the government contracted travel agent, it costs the government a 'service fee' of around $20-25 (in addition to the inability of the travel agent to secure a fare in line with the refundable fares offered on the airline websites and online travel agencies). In a sizable office that requires its employees to travel frequently, this service fee adds tens of thousands... more »

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