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.
The history of Business Travel Direct begins in 1970 when the original owner opened a leisure travel shop front in west London.
In 1975 we branched out into business travel and opened six additional travel store fronts.
In 1995, we expanded, splitting business and leisure into two separate divisions, launching the Business Travel Direct brand.
2004 saw us scoop our first business travel award – Best Business Travel Agent at the Agent Achievements Awards. The first accolade of many.
In 2013 we launched our Marine Travel Direct brand, highlighting our specialism in this field.
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.
In 2017 we welcomed the news that we had become one of the UK’s top 20 TMCs for the first time.
In 2018 our numbers swelled as we acquired Uniglobe Preferred, making our combined turnover over £100m.
We started 2019 by launching specialist sister brand Zen Meetings & Events.
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.
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