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Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International is one of the largest hotel chains in the world, as well as the absolute leader in the Spanish market. It currently operates more than 365 hotels distributed throughout 40 countries, marketed under the brands Gran Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus Resorts, ME by Meliá, Innside by Meliá, Tryp by Wyndham and Sol Hotels. The strategic focus on international expansion has enabled Meliá Hotels International to establish itself today as the leading Spanish hotel chain with a presence in China, the United States and the Arab Emirates, as well as maintaining its leadership in traditional markets such as Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Alongside this high level of internationalisation, its diversified business model, placing it among the world’s top hotel chains, the growth stimulated by major strategic alliances and its commitment to responsible tourism are the key strengths of Meliá Hotels International, the Spanish tourism company with the widest corporate profile (Merco 2013).
ANA (All Nippon Airways) is the 13th largest airline in the world by revenues (2013) and the largest airline in Japan by revenues and passenger numbers.
Founded in 1952, ANA flies today on 72 international routes and 115 domestic routes with a fleet of about 240 aircraft.
ANA Group has 33,000 employees and carried 46 million passengers in 2014. ANA has been a core member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint-ventures with United Airlines on trans-Pacific and Asia routes and with Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines on Japan-Europe routes. ANA was awarded five stars in 2013 and 2014 by the world's leading Airline and Airport review site, SKYTRAX. ANA is the launch customer and biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Avis Budget Group is a leading global provider of vehicle rental services through its Avis and Budget brands, with more than 10,000 rental locations in approximately 175 countries around the world, and through its Zipcar brand, which is the world's leading car sharing network, with more than 900,000 members.
Avis Car Rental operates one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,450 locations in more than 165 countries. Avis has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world's top brands for customer loyalty.
Budget Car Rental is an industry leader in providing vehicle rental services to value-conscious travellers with approximately 3,350 locations in more than 120 countries.
FCm Travel Solutions’ global footprint provides a world-wide platform of product, technology and travel industry professionals to help your business achieve maximum savings on travel. As the sophisticated global travel management division of the Flight Centre Travel Group, you can be confident you’ll have access to the best deals in the market. With over 30 years’ experience, our focus on personal service through small, dedicated teams allows us to deliver the benefits of a global company with the intimacy of a local business. And, because your best interests come first, we partner with you to design a travel management programme to match your priorities.
Addison Lee and Tristar work together in partnership, offering you market-leading ground transportation worldwide. The Addison Lee Group can deliver outstanding service for you at a scale and quality no other transport partner can provide; offering you the complete car service; on-demand, pre-book, and courier. With bespoke technology tailored to your needs, full MI, and account analysis, we are more than just a first-class car service.
Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of more than 170 aircraft flying to over 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways won Airline of the Year, Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East at the 2015 Skytrax Awards.
UK customers can choose from 73 flights a week, including six daily departures from London Heathrow, twice daily from Manchester, daily from Edinburgh and eight flights a week from Birmingham.
CWT Meetings & Events is the meetings and events division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel business portfolio, the world’s leading business travel and meetings management company.
Delivering engaging events and creating Strategic Meetings Management programmes for you. That’s what we do. From exciting experiences and vast conferences to managing your overall programme, CWT Meetings & Events gives you the double impact of creativity and efficiency. It’s where ideas meet results. Contact Chris.Goundrill@cwt-me.com for more details.
Oman Air is the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, with its hub in Muscat. Oman Air flies double daily from London Heathrow and daily from Manchester to Muscat and onward to 50 destinations in the Middle East, Africa, India Sub-Continent and the Far East.
Oman Air has an award-winning Business Class including Chauffeur Drive, Concierge Service on arrival at the airport, dedicated check-in areas, Business Class lounges and impeccable on board product and service.
Southern Sun Abu Dhabi is located right in the heart of the capital’s business district with easy access to the airport and the main highways in and out of the city.
This 353 room property is designed to quite literally rethink the four star deluxe category with contemporary architecture and luxurious finishes throughout.
From the moment you step into the spectacular lobby, you know you are in for a very different experience.
The ATPI Group is one of the world’s leading and long established global travel management and events businesses. With a footprint of wholly owned offices and network partners in over 100 locations around the world, the ATPI Group’s annual sales revenue is over $2 billion.
The business boasts market leading travel booking technology, corporate event management skills and specialist knowledge in sectors such as shipping, energy and offshore, sports, retail, finance and professional services. Over 5,000 clients are empowered by the ATPI Group’s travel and events logistics expertise every day of the year.
C&M Travel Recruitment is the largest specialist travel recruitment company in the UK and offers permanent, temporary and contract roles in a wide range of sectors.
Since forming in 1998, C&M has become the industry’s leading recruitment consultancy in the UK and has offices in London, Manchester, Surrey and Sydney.
Recruiting for many companies in the industry, ranging from small niche operators to some of the biggest names in travel, C&M has gained an award-winning reputation.
It also has a sister company, Chisholm & Moore Executive Recruitment, which has established itself as one of the UK’s premier senior recruitment companies.
Evolvi Rail Systems is the company behind Evolving, theonline rail booking and fulfilment platform available exclusively to Travel Management Companies and their corporate clients.
The system offers travel managers and procurement professionals the best available online rail booking experience, enabling private and public sector organisations to process their rail ticketing requirements in a policy-driven environment.
Designed specifically with the corporate community in mind, Evolving offers the greatest number of booking and fulfilment options of any online rail booking tool and provides fully customisable functionality and MI in line with the individual needs of corporate users.
Corporate Traveller blends the expertise of our people, an amazing product range and travel technology to assist you to manage your travel and achieve greater efficiency and savings. No call centre’s here... you’ll have a dedicated travel expert who becomes so familiar with your travel, they’re like a part of your own team. Having every aspect of your business travel journey taken care of by a single point of contact gives you greater control of your travel spend and supports your duty of care for traveller safety and security. With a proactive and strategic approach, it makes sense to bring an expert on board.
The Apartment Service is the world’s leading global serviced apartment booking agency. With 35 years of experience in the serviced apartment industry, we provide a one-stop service for sourcing, booking and managing reservations into corporate housing and serviced apartments worldwide. Two years ago The Apartment Service launched the TAS Alliance bringing together serviced apartment operators across the globe under a single representation, distribution and marketing strategy, all powered by a common technology platform. The primary goal of The Apartment Service is to provide consistency in quality and efficiency in booking serviced apartments for clients. For more information visit www.apartmentservice.com and www.thetasalliance.com
As the UK’s largest independent travel agent partnership, the leisure and business travel agents who are part of the group are each independently owned, but as a collective they produce over £3.6bn of travel sales each year, making us experts in every aspect of the travel industry.
With over 200 independent Business Travel locations across the UK and a group turnover in excess of £1.5 billion, Advantage Business Travel is able to secure excellent deals with a range of Business Travel suppliers including flights, hotels, car rental, rail and ancillary services.
Flybe operates more UK domestic flights than any other airline and is Europe’s largest regional airline with 232 routes. In March 2017 we commenced services from Edinburgh and Aberdeen to Heathrow and in January 2017 we were rated best UK airline for punctuality and sixth in the world by OAG.
We provide convenient, time-saving travel for local regional customers within the UK and Europe with our high frequency network. Additionally, customers can reach global destinations through our 'One Stop to the World' connections with 11 codeshare partners and 14 interline partners.
Sabre Corporation is the leading technology provider to the global travel industry. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which plays an important role in facilitating the marketing and sale of airfares, hotel rooms, rental cars, rail tickets and other types of travel, to more than 425,000 travel agents and thousands of corporations who use it to shop, book and manage travel. It processes more than $120 billion of estimated travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.
For over 30 years, Virgin Atlantic has been the longhaul airline for people who want flying to be a thrill. Every year, we fly over six million of those people to some of the world’s best destinations for leisure and business.
Our expanding network includes new services to Varadero, Seattle and Barbados for 2017. We’re also the first airline to fly direct from Manchester to San Francisco.
Step onboard and you’ll experience some of the best premium cabins in the sky, award winning entertainment, WiFi* and exceptional, irresistible service with plenty of innovative touches that make every journey unforgettable.
*Available on selected flights for a fee.