With the pandemic throwing up uncertainty in the travel landscape,
corporate travel and meeting planners face increasing complexities in
their work. Travel management and business services companies recognise
this shift and are collaborating to provide more in-depth and seamless
solutions that are versatile and market-specific.
GlobalStar Travel Management extends Asia network into Japan with
World Travel System (WTS) as partner. WTS provides a range of business
travel services and is a major international flight ticket wholesaler in
“WTS is the latest of six new partners joining our network in the
last eleven months. We are seeing more significant travel companies from
around the world looking for ways and means of benefitting from global
reach and expertise,” said GlobalStar CEO James Stevenson.
He also emphasised current market needs that demand intimate market
knowledge, flexibility, agility and the ability to work naturally and
effectively at pace. “In the new world of travel, these skills are vital
for corporates as they operate against a changing ecosystem.”
THe ATPI Group, a travel management, events and sustainability
consultancy, the acquisition of The Travel Authority (TTA) expands its
footprint in Australia and New Zealand.
TTA's corporate travel portfolio across the marine and energy
industries and the leisure and events sector make it a strong strategic
fit for ATPI.
“ATPI’s dedicated marine and energy, and mining and resources,
divisions are growing in Australia and the acquisition of The Travel
Authority cements our expansion in this region.
"With a strong corporate presence in Sydney and the servicing of
marine customers in Perth, The Travel Authority team complements our
existing Melbourne and Perth-based operations, as well as bringing
additional support and expertise to our team," said Ian Sinderson, CEO,
With the acquisition, ATPI is also adding a travel management company
catering to specialist and expert service in the events sector.
As part of the ATPI Group portfolio, TTA will enjoy access to
world-leading specialist technology including bespoke platforms built to
service the specific needs of the energy and shipping sectors.