Strength By Numbers
Using strategic relationships and industry partnerships, we aim to offer far more than just Travel Management
Since our establishment in 1970, our vision has been to be a long-term, trusted partner for our clients, providing innovation, expertise, transparency, and honesty.
Business Travel Direct offers far more than just managed travel; we aim to work closely with you to develop a corporate travel programme that is unique to your organisation and company culture. We have never delivered a standard ‘one size fits all’ approach, as we simply don’t believe that is applicable to business travel; instead we work closely with our portfolio of clients to understand their objectives, demographics, culture, spend and size, before tailoring a travel programme that delivers quantifiable, measureable results.
We also work closely and partner with global industry bodies to ensure we have a world-wide support network and capabilities that our clients can benefit from in their travel programmes. Using our strategic partnerships, we not only acquire further expertise in the field, we’re also able to utilise innovative technologies that have a global reach, and work closely with suppliers to offer unique products and services that enhance our travel solutions and service offerings.
Business Travel Direct is proud to be one of only four SAP Concur Preferred Partners in the UK. This highly specialised relationship has been integral to our development and service offering, having now fully aligned with SAP Concur’s ‘Perfect Trip’ vision and adopted their full suite of technology.
Concur are industry giants, providing Travel and Expense services for over 200,000 clients – many of whom are FT500 organisations. Our preferred partnership with them has allowed us to fully integrate with their innovative technology, having access to the best tools in the business travel market and offering our clients world-wide support.
TripBAM has been integral for our service offering as a Business Travel Solutions Company, enabling our accommodation services to be unlike any of our competitors. TripBAM is a hotel-rate monitoring tool which keeps a 24/7 eye on fluctuating accommodation prices and enables our clients to capitalise on rate reductions at any point from making the original booking, to the moment they check in. TripBAM currently processes over 100,000 bookings every single day and recently won the prestigious ‘Battleground Competition’ at the Phocuswright Travel Innovation Summit. In December of 2015, CEO of TripBAM Steve Reynold’s was honoured by Business Travel News, claiming a spot amongst the ’25 most influential Business Travel Executives in 2015’. We’re excited and honoured to have been the first Business Travel Solutions Company in the UK and Europe to partner with TripBAM to offer our clients an unbeatable hotel-shopping service.
We understand that the hotel RFP process can be a herculean task in itself, so we partnered with ABC Connection to enable travel managers to coordinate and execute the transient RFP programme from one single tool. Whether you prefer to manage this process internally or outsource this task to us, ABC Connection is a vital tool in managing your requirements and hotel responses in a uniformed manner, allowing for instant comparison and cost measurement.
WIN Travel Network
Our relationship with WIN Travel Network has connected us with a number of organisations world-wide who offer entrepreneurial services and products. These invaluable connections through the WIN network have given us a global reach, whilst retaining the personalised, local approach we have towards our client-base.
Over the years, WIN Travel Network, located in 70 countries, has continued to give us industry intelligence and a global vision of the evolving travel market, enabling us to provide robust insight to our clients and make strong industry predictions for the coming months. We’ve also increased our buying power by partnering with WIN Travel Network to ensure best rates, fares and terms, whilst enhancing our negotiations with suppliers.
Business Travel Direct believes in offering the high quality customer service and experience of your local travel agency, with all the world-wide capabilities of a global corporation. To enable us to offer a global travel solution, we have partnered with agencies across a number of regions to ensure we can offer regional rates and have access to their various databases of specialised prices and technology.
Satguru is our African partner, and have a reputation of exemplary customer service, a transparent pricing policy, and cutting edge, cost saving technology. Our partnership with them enables us to offer competitive rates and technology within the African region, and utilise their strategic network within the industry, consisting of 50 countries all over the world. Satguru is the first travel services provider in Ivory Coast, Togo, Burundi and Niger and is rated as Number One Travel Management Company in West, East, Central Africa and Middle East, with a turnover of $600 Million, employing more than 800 travel professionals.
Travellers Choice is a network of quality, independent travel agents and for the last 38 years, has been providing exceptional customer service and consultancy to Australian travellers. Catering to destinations worldwide, Travellers Choice is a strategic partner that enables us to offer support and remain competitive within the Australian market; ensuring we give our clients cost-effective choices and access to local travel markets in specific regions.
Since their establishment in 1966, WorldTEK has been an established and respected competitor within the travel management space in the U.S, providing measurable savings and innovative technology to their client base. Our partnership is not only based on innovation, local rates and supplier solutions, but also a shared value in providing a truly personalised approach to travel management.