Our business model
Business Traveler Deals, Inc. is an innovative Travel Management Company (TMC) which combines solid business expertise and excellence in corporate service under a low-cost-to-serve business model, to maximize the savings for their loyal clients. By engaging key business travelers with the power to influence their trips, bTd targets Small & Medium Enterprises (SME) and some large corporations with flexible travel policies based on lowest-logical-fares or self-service bookings.
The international travel market for SME is very fragmented and unserved by traditional travel agencies, which still operate with high cost-to-serve and lack of technology, charging high booking fees and penalties for business travelers and their corporations. And this market is still a challenge for travel suppliers, specially for airlines, to approach and build relationship, create value and sustain loyalty.
bTd is an effective route-to-market for travel suppliers to create sustainable value for the international SME and selected large corporations. Powered by a comprehensive booking engine, web services and high-quality service from corporate specialists, bTd educates business owners, entrepreneurs and corporate executives to use the best practices in corporate travel and to save money in both their business and leisure trips.
Its shareholders and main executives – Joao de Matos (President) and Manoel Suhet (CEO) are the perfect match as they combine successful track-records with over 39 years in travel in the US plus over 20 years of a solid international business and technology expertise in global corporations. Business Traveler Deals is a strategic marketplace where committed travel suppliers meet and can generate value and loyalty from selective high-yield corporate and leisure travelers.
MANOEL SUHET (CEO)
After reaching $680 millions in sales and leading successfully until 2017 the LATAM Airlines formation across US, Canada and Caribbean, Manoel left the company to develop with a solid partner, his innovative business model for managing corporate travel. With a distinguished 20 years international executive career in global corporations like Shell and Trafigura, Manoel has lived in four countries and traveled extensively around the globe. His credentials as business traveler and global leader include solid expertise in business start-up, M&A and turn-around in areas of strategy, sales, marketing, operations, e-commerce and technology with a strong corporate network across all industry sectors. Suhet has attended executive programs at Harvard and Kellogg and received his Executive MBA in Don Cabral Foundation in Brazil. He has provided business development consultancy to wealthy entrepreneurs entering in the US. Manoel Suhet is the founder-shareholder and CEO of Business Traveler Deals INC, and is based in the Miami office.
JOAO DE MATOS (PRESIDENT)
With over 39 years of a successful entrepreneurship journey in the travel sector, Joao is a reference for the Brazilian and Latin community across the US and Canada. His is the founder and chairman of the Brazilian Day event in NYC, a shareholder of the famous NYC awarded Brazilian steak-house Plataforma and the owner and president of BACC and BTS travel agencies. His travel businesses generate annually over $77 millions in sales, giving Joao a strong reputation in the Industry by leading a unique B2C business model with critical mass and scale to grow across US and beyond. For many years Joao has desired to be back in the corporate segment to diversify his business model. And now, by reentering the corporate segment, with the support from his preferred travel suppliers, especially the global legacy carriers, he adds this new business opportunity to his impressive track record in travel. Joao de Matos is the founder-shareholder and President of the Business Traveler Deals INC and is based in the New York Office.