May 18, 2024

Diversity gets preferred supplier status for academic travel

Diversity Travel has been ranked as the number one supplier for academic travel by the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC).

The ranking, which was announced in the consortium’s latest travel framework, means its members can now save time and money awarding their business directly to Diversity Travel. SUPC members include 150 universities, colleges and education charities in the UK.

Diversity Travel has also received the number one position on the newly-created lot combining academic business travel and student groups. This will simplify contract management and improve efficiencies, as well as user experience.

The appointment, which will be in place for the next four years, comes after private equity firm Primary Capital became the TMC’s investor and majority shareholder last September.  

SUPC is the only regional procurement consortium that returns the majority of framework levies back to its members.

Chris Airey, Managing Director of Diversity Travel, said: “We are thrilled to be recognised as the number one travel partner of choice for the SUPC and its members. This rubber-stamps Diversity Travel as the true sector specialists across all aspects of academic travel in the UK.

“Now that we can share this exciting news, we are looking forward to continuing our mission to drive value, sustainability and fantastic user experience across academic travel programmes for our customers.”