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History

50 years of excellence in travel

Business Travel Direct has a history stretching back 50 years. Throughout this time, we’ve always kept the client at the forefront of everything we’ve done. Today, we pioneer change in the Business Travel industry, working at the forefront of cutting edge technology that not only saves our clients time and money, but alleviates pressure, ensures business travellers are always safe and organisations meet their duty of care. This client-centric approach is demonstrated across all levels of our organisation, with our expert offline teams supporting bookers, travellers and travel managers every step of the way, supported by the very best travel technology. 

Timeline

1970
August 1

Founded

The history of Business Travel Direct begins in 1970 when the original owner opened a leisure travel shop front in west London.

1975
August 2

Branched Out

In 1975 we branched out into business travel and opened six additional travel store fronts.

1995
August 2

Expanded

In 1995, we expanded, splitting business and leisure into two separate divisions, launching the Business Travel Direct brand.

2004
August 2

Recognised

2004 saw us scoop our first business travel award – Best Business Travel Agent at the Agent Achievements Awards. The first accolade of many.

2013
August 2

Launched

In 2013 we launched our Marine Travel Direct brand, highlighting our specialism in this field.

2015
August 2

Partnered

Our special relationship with Concur was cemented in 2015 as Business Travel Direct became one of three official UK Partners, and the only TMC to become Concur Certified.

2017
August 2

Ranked

In 2017 we welcomed the news that we had become one of the UK’s top 20 TMCs for the first time.

2018
August 2

Acquired

In 2018 our numbers swelled as we acquired Uniglobe Preferred, making our combined turnover over £100m.

2019
January 2

Diversified

We started 2019 by launching specialist sister brand Zen Meetings & Events.

August 2

Joined

In July 2019 we were delighted to join the Reed & Mackay Group – a global leader in travel and events.

Part of the Reed and Mackay Group

Business Travel Direct is a trading division of Reed & Mackay Travel Ltd. As a forward-thinking organisation with a focus on innovation and the very best customer service, Reed & Mackay share our core values and are one of the most trusted and renowned business travel companies in the world.

Contact Us

You can contact our Langley Head Office using the following information or use the form opposite to get in touch.

4 Waterside Court, Waterside Drive, Langley, Slough, SL3 6EZ

+ 44 (0)1895 450701

info@businesstraveldirect.co.uk

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