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Headshot of Andrew PerollsBusiness Travel Direct has announced the appointment of Andrew Perolls in the role of Executive Director, as the Travel Management Company steps up plans to further increase its share of the corporate travel market.

Perolls joins from Giles Business Travel, where he was Chief Commercial Officer.

Perolls is expected to apply a particular focus on business growth and transformation of the company into a full travel solutions provider. Joining the Board, he will be based at the headquarters in Langley, Berkshire.

Perolls, said: “I’m coming to Business Travel Direct at an exciting time. The TMC has never been in a stronger position in the UK”.

“I am very impressed with the technology innovation which positions Business Travel Direct at the forefront of future-proofing client travel programmes against disruptive influences. It’s especially encouraging to see a company that is fully embracing the power of artificial intelligence to enhance the traveller experience and realise the full potential of fare audit technology”.

Julie Oliver, Managing Director of Business Travel Direct said, “I am so pleased to have Andrew working alongside me. His talents in driving strategic growth and business transformation will be a boost to the company and he will be a great asset to the team.”

Peter Reglar, CEO of Ickenham Travel Group commented, “We are delighted to welcome Andrew to Business Travel Direct. Andrew’s expertise and knowledge will be instrumental in helping us successfully navigate the next stage of our journey.”

Perolls, has worked in the travel industry for 20 years, working with a number of TMCs including BCD, Chambers, Giles Business Travel, HRG and Travel Counsellors.