ALTOUR has strengthened its UK and European footprint through two key additions.
Yorkshire-based Good Travel Management has joined under ALTOUR’s Independent Contractor model while the business travel division of sister company, Barrhead Travel, has merged its Scottish-based corporate operation with the ALTOUR group.
“The new additions to the ALTOUR UK team are perfect timing as we begin to position ourselves for recovery within the UK and European markets,” said Maria Baty, Managing Director of ALTOUR UK.
“Bringing the team on board from Good Travel Management will bolster our status as experts in the SME market as well as adding various specialist corporate services such as Marine and Offshore. Its experienced team is well-placed to continue expanding the ALTOUR service which it will be offering to their clients in the north of England and beyond.
“I am also delighted to be welcoming Barrhead Business Travel to the ALTOUR family. Within the Internova Travel Group, there’s a real sense of partnership and collaboration; this is a good example of how our family of brands are working together to achieve our shared goals.”
Baty added: “Despite enduring the most challenging year the corporate travel industry has ever experienced, there is a good opportunity to embark on a healthy recovery period.
“We have put client needs over commercial interest this year and, as a result, our relationships and client-offering are stronger than ever. Clients will turn to companies who have stood by them and demonstrated innovation this year.
“Both Good Travel Management and Barrhead Business Travel are renowned for their personal approach to client services and they truly represent ALTOUR’s ethos and passion.”
Good Travel Management will continue to operate as an independent business under the ALTOUR umbrella, with access to ALTOUR’s global reach, commercial deals and technology.
The Barrhead Business Travel team will retain its branding and identity during the partnership transition.
“As the Barrhead Business Travel team has a strong identity and client-following in Scotland, its branding will remain in place for the time being,” added Baty.