May 28, 2024

New TMC launches for entertainment industry

A new TMC dedicated to the music and entertainment sector has begun operations today, alongside its own air charter operation.

Set up by former The Appointment Group (TAG) and ET Travel Ltd directors Ian Patterson and Glen Duckworth, Equinox Travel will specialise in managing complex itineraries for bands and solo artists, agents, tour managers, film production companies and more.

While its focus will be music and entertainment, the TMC is also offering specialist travel support for professional sportspeople, athletes and sports agents, corporate travel and luxury leisure trips.

Its sister company, Equinox Charter, will be run by Elliot Bottomley and will provide global private aircraft chartering solutions to clients across all sectors.

Bottomley is the former founder and MD of Artist Charter and previously worked at PrivateFly and FlyMeNow.

Equinox CEO Ian Patterson said: “We understand the demands and nuances of live touring and film production, from last-minute schedule changes to complex logistical challenges. This is why we’re committed to delivering the bespoke, personal, high-touch travel management solutions our clients not only demand, but also deserve.

“Nowadays, travel is often fragmented, with many TMCs outsourcing aircraft charter to a third party. Through Equinox Charter, we are uniquely positioned to deliver a seamless and efficient service to clients with complex travel needs, by offering ultra-competitive pricing and greater flexibility on private aircraft bookings.

“As we prepare for a huge influx of concert tours, live shows and major sporting events early next year, Equinox is excited to support clients with their commercial and private aviation requirements, along with their accommodation and ancillary travel needs – becoming their trusted and reliable ‘360-degree’ travel partner.”