Federal Travel Procurement Policy: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Special Small Business Problems of the Committee on Small Business, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, Second Session ... August 9 and September 26, 1978

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Page 6 - I would like to commend you and the other members of the subcommittee and your committee chairman, Mr.
Page 59 - ASTA's fundamental purpose is the promotion and advancement of the interests of the travel agency industry and the safeguarding of the traveling public against fraud, misrepresentation, and other unethical practices.
Page 31 - I would be pleased to answer any questions that you or the members of the subcommittee may have. Mr.
Page 56 - I will send them to you in writing, and we would appreciate it if you would respond to them.
Page 27 - ... helicopter service, ships, buses, streetcars, subways, and taxicabs; Governmentfurnished and contract rental automobiles and airplanes; and any other necessary means of conveyance. (b) Selecting method of transportation to be used. Travel on official business shall be by the method of transportation which will result in the greatest advantage to the Government, cost and other factors considered.
Page 142 - ... energy conservation and to the total cost to the Government, including costs of per diem, overtime, lost work time, and actual transportation costs. Additional factors to be considered are the total distance of travel, the number of points visited, and the number of travelers. 5...
Page 27 - Presumption as to most advantageous method of transportation. (1) Common carrier. Since travel by common carrier will generally result In the least costly and most expeditious performance of travel, this method shall be used unless the circumstances involved make travel by Government, privately owned, or special conveyance preferred for reasons of cost, efficiency, or work requirements. The advantages which may result from common carrier transportation must be fully considered by the agency before...
Page 57 - Committee, in order to provide for the administration, operation, and control of services deemed essential to the health, welfare, and morale of employees and Department of Defense activities at the seat of government and for the convenience of the Government...
Page 63 - ... effected by the carrier itself." In the eyes of the traveling public the agent stands as surrogate for the air carrier in terms of the crucial functions of selling, ticketing, routing, charging, and advising the traveler. The agent, thus, is not a mere dispenser of tickets. Rather his role is more analogous to that of a fiduciary in whom the client places his trust for the optimum attention of his travel needs.

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