Active was formed 35 years ago with the mission of offering a differentiated, scalable and client centric form of corporate barter and trade. Our trades create spread, and we use that spread to create financial benefits to clients, and we derive our profits from the utilization of our spread. We are a no-fee model and we continue to be the leader in that area today.
Statistics show most corporate clients booking hotel stays are looking to realize cash savings, while at the same time, hotelier clients are looking to maximize revenues and increase market share. While these benefits may seem in conflict, through corporate trading Active Travel can deliver the additional value desired by each of them.
The concept that business strategies should be judged by the economic value they create is commonly accepted in the business community. Companies often, in the ordinary course of business, produce some amount of excess inventory, capital goods or real estate as technology advances, supply outpaces demand or changes in the business environment occur. These excesses, overstocks or underutilized assets are also referred to as “underperforming assets” and represent a substantial corporate value opportunity that is often times suboptimized. Corporate trade is a strategy to create value typically in the form of cash savings or incremental business. Amazingly, while corporate trade creates substantial economic benefi ts, it is often misunderstood and consequently overlooked.