Headquartered in San Jose, California, Casto Travel (an FCM company) is a travel management company that grows and adapts to the needs of our clients. We are a global family of travel professionals passionately committed to being traveler centric and providing exceptional service. With worldwide sales in excess of $160 million, we tirelessly work to improve our industry and the travel lives of our clients through our care, dedication and services.
Casto provides corporate, concierge, vacation, and group travel management services. As features unique in our industry, Casto also operates its own in-house visa and passport processing team as well as an After Hours desk. Our clients can rest assured that their travelers will never be left stranded as our in-house After Hours desk, well versed with your company profile and needs, can assist in any travel emergency.
Casto is a global company with over 200 people located throughout the United States and the Philippines. We have an especially strong presence in the San Francisco Bay Area, with multiple offices to serve clients in that region.
With over 40 years of experience, we use our knowledge, insight, and global partnerships to bring you the best travel management services possible.
The most prevalent use of AI in the travel industry is for chatbot apps, primarily in the form of virtual travel assistants. These apps improve service by supplementing the work of travel advisors, not replacing them. One featured app in the article, Sam (which is offered by Casto Travel via our parent company Flight Centre), provides travelers with quick, timely and personalized information so that their entire travel experience is elevated. As it matures, Sam will be able to anticipate needs in ways that would have been too time consuming for an advisor. Consumers and business are driving this transformation, a shift that is already improving the travel experience for many leisure and corporate travelers. View entire article on the 'ASTA' magazine
Blockchain shows promise in easing the grip of global distribution systems. Marc Casto is one of those interviewed for insight into the potential and challenges. View entire article on the 'Skift' website
Skift's take on our acquisition: A win-win. Casto Travel gets access to the group’s technology, buying power, and marketing reach while the Australian-headquartered travel group expands its footprint in Silicon Valley. View entire article on the 'Skift' website
Fran Mincey - VP of Global Sales and Account Management