As such, KIE has been recognized around the world as a leader in the travel industry field. Such recognition from our customers, suppliers, industry peers and employees inspire the KIE team to continually define new levels of excellence. As a result, KIE is consistently ranked among the top 50 U.S. travel agencies, as noted in Travel Weekly’s magazines annual Power List.
Selecting a travel management company (TMC) to partner with requires thorough and thoughtful vetting – and not just because it can reduce your travel costs and save you time.
Especially in this world of uncertainty, it’s important to have an experienced travel management partner that has your business travelers covered every step of the journey. KIE is such a TMC.
With almost 50 years of experience in the travel industry, KIE has developed a deep understanding of the market and the needs of its clients. We leverage our industry knowledge to provide tailored solutions and navigate the complexities of travel management effectively.
When booking a corporate trip, travelers should know exactly what they are getting. A good online booking tool will give a breakdown of all the amenities included – like whether an airfare includes priority boarding and seat selection – in one glance for a seamless shopping experience. We offer a variety of cutting-edge technology, be it online reservation tools and expense management systems to help you from your initial booking — all the way to reconciliation and reimbursement.
Kintetsu International America Company prides itself on delivering personalized service to its clients. We take the time to understand our clients’ unique requirements, preferences, and budgetary constraints. This enables us to create customized travel solutions that meet our clients’ specific needs and exceed their expectations.
When traveler profiles with contact details and preferences are managed globally through a centralized platform, as they are at KIE, your travelers can rely on a consistent and personalized experience whether they are using a travel app, calling one of our travel consultants, or booking online.
Because health and safety restrictions, a surge in flight cancellations, and unexpected risk factors drive up the need for support in real time, we are able to ensure your travelers can quickly reach a travel consultant or after-hours support 24/7.
At KIE, we have contractual agreements with a vast array of travel providers so we can pass along to you favorable rates, favorable cancellation policies, and favorable terms and conditions on everything from meeting venue sourcing to flights, hotels, and car rentals. Due to our global reach and varied connections, resulting in more benefit for our clients.
In the world we live in today, you cannot tell what’s around the corner. Therefore, KIA offers a robust travel risk management service, including two-way communication and real-time rebooking assistance, which can help your company be prepared for any type of travel scenario or interruption.
Through our mobile apps, travelers can stay on top of things like health and safety guidelines, flight cancellations, and gate changes. They also may receive itinerary-specific updates, such as mask mandates and indoor dining restrictions, that can help them get ready for their trip.
Ultimately, the TMC you go with should have a strict privacy program in place and hard evidence that data is protected no matter where it goes. When a TMC upholds the European Union’s data privacy principles, recognized as the strictest standards in the world, you know you’re in good hands.
“NEW” kintetsu.com launched
Kintetsu Internationa America Company was estabilshed.
Houston office opened
Cincinnati office opened We have increased sales to hold our ranking among the TOP 30 largest agencies in the U.S.
We set out to further strengthen our own brand, which was already well-known, and formulated a comprehensive marketing and communication strategy. Launch of “Choose your Fee” service.
An all-embracing reporting suite package became part of our portfolio and offers to our clients
To solidify our corporate suite, Travelport made its debut in 2002 1998 Doubled its sales to over $100 million and was awarded TOP 50 Status as one of the largest agencies in the U.S. within a year of launching our online presence.
San Jose branch opened
Chicago branch opened
Los Angeles branch opened
New Jersey branch opened
Kintetsu headquarters was established in New York
The first U.S. branch office was established in San Francisco
The Kintetsu company was founded as a railroad in Japan in 1910 and grew to incorporate the transportation and tourism industries