Historical Company Background
A Travel Agency is an agency engaged in selling and arranging transportation, accommodations, tours and trips for travelers also called Travel Bureau. Thus, it uses Airline Reservation System for fast access to airlines regarding booking tours and searching availability.
Airline Reservation System is the process of checking and booking available slots for airline, hotels, and cruise. It has different kinds such as Amadeus, Abacus, Galileo and Cupid. Amadeus is widely used by different agency worldwide. Thus, Abacus is concentrated to our very own continent, Asia.
Spectrum Travel and Tours is a part of the biggest Pharmaceutical Company in the Philippines known as UNILAB. It was found by Mr. Jeffrey Y. Campos, chairman of UNILAB and opened its doors to the travel industry last 04 March 2002. Since its establishment Spectrum Travel has become one of the leading travel agencies/tour operators with a reputation of the highest quality of products and services. Spectrum Travel and Tours is located at the Pavilion building, Mandaluyong City. Its vision is to make Spectrum Travel the provider, in the travel industry, of quality service of the highest standard. Also with the mission of providing a service that will offer the best value for money while at the same time, maintain a sustainable profitable operation. Thus, its objective is to provide efficient & quality service that offers the best value for money
Airline Reservation System
Spectrum Travel and Tours uses Abacus as the company’s Airline Reservation System. Thus, knowing that it is concentrated to continent of Asia the agency preferred to use such. Also having the knowledge of different basic codes of the Abacus system it will be easy to use other Airline Reservation System like Amadeus and Galileo and provide easy information to clients.
Nature of Business
Spectrum travel and tours offers an array of products and services that includes Passport and Visa processing, Philippine Airlines domestic ticketing, International Airlines Ticketing, Domestic and International Itinerary Planning, Hotel Reservations, and Tour Packages, Worldwide Airport-Hotel-Airport Transfers, Cruise lines, Travel Insurance, 24/7 Travel Assistance and MICE(Meeting, Incentives, Conference, and events). Partnership
The agency is tied up with hotels namely Hotels Pro, and Hotel Beds as partners in providing a good service and satisfaction to its clients. Packages
The company offers both International and Domestic Tour Packages that suits the client capacity in availing their preferences.
Organizational Set-up of the Company
Sales & Mktg
Duties and Responsibilities
1. GENERAL MANAGER
•To supervise the operations in all of the departments
•To Manage all major transactions within the travel agency •To be able to have regular meetings with all department heads •To direct all people within the travel agency
•To be able to maintain unity between all departments
•To encourage all employees to be more productive and effective •To be able to produce a friendly working environment for all departments
2. FINANCE MANAGER
•Monitor all of the travel agency’s finances
•Make sure that the employees within the department are doing the assigned tasks/job to them right •He/She consults with tax attorneys and prepares tax statements and payments •Should be transparent with all transactions done for all departments, if not the General Manager to see •Should be able to maintain clarity in all the process done within
3. FINANCE OFFICERS/ACCOUNTING
•To be able to do their work within the...