Sponsors

ANA - All Nippon Airways
ANA
ANA - All Nippon Airways is Japan’s largest airline and has been awarded a 5-star rating from Skytrax for six consecutive years. ANA was named ‘Business Airline of the Year’ and 'Best CSR Programme' at the Business Travel Awards 2018. The airline operates eight daily flights from Europe (London, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, Brussels and Vienna) to Tokyo, and connects passengers with Japan’s largest domestic network and 43 international cities beyond.
Air Europa
Air Europa
Air Europa, the Latin America specialist, has delivered the very best in-flight experience for over 30 years. Air Europa is proud to be one of the world’s most punctual airlines, with connections from London Gatwick via Madrid to most of the key cities in Latin America and the Caribbean. As a key member of the SkyTeam Alliance, it offers greater flexibility and a larger choice, with access to over 1,150 destinations across 175 countries.
Melia Hotels
Melia Hotels
Meliá Hotels International was founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and is one of the world’s largest resort hotel chains, as well as Spain’s leading hotel chain. It currently provides more than 370 hotels in 43 countries on 4 continents under its brands: Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus Resorts, ME by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Innside by Meliá, Sol Hotels & Resorts and TRYP by Wyndham. Its product and service portfolio is complemented by Meliá Club, the only vacation club operated by a Spanish company.
Throughout its history, the Company has been involved in a number of merger and acquisition operations with other hotel companies, allowing the company to grow at a startling rate. This evolution and the strategic focus on international growth has allowed Meliá Hotels International to be the first Spanish hotel company with presence in key markets such as China, the Middle East, or the US, as well as maintaining its leadership in traditional markets such as Europe, Latin America or the Caribbean.
C&M
C&M
C&M Travel Recruitment is the UK’s largest specialist travel recruitment company and offers permanent, temporary and contract roles in a wide range of business travel sectors including travel management companies, car hire, GDSs, hotels, airlines and technology. Since forming in 1998, C&M has become the industry’s leading recruitment consultancy and has offices in London, Manchester, Surrey and Sydney. Recruiting for a variety of disciplines and levels at many travel businesses, ranging from the smallest corporate service providers to the largest TMCs, C&M has gained an award-winning reputation. Its sister company, C&M Executive Recruitment, has also established itself as one of the UK’s premier senior recruitment consultancies.
Evolvi Rail Systems
Evolvi Rail Systems
Evolvi Rail Systems is the corporate travel sector’s specialist online UK rail partner, delivering market-leading booking and fulfilment - including mobile and e-ticketing – through self-booking tools and API platforms.
The company’s portfolio includes:
- EvolviNG, the market-leading self-booking tool, providing better budgetary control through sophisticated travel policy setting and compliance, access to best available fares, configurable management information, limitless cost-centre attribution, multiple booking and fulfilment channels and real-time journey information.
- EvolvWS, an industry-leading API, providing configurable rail content for TMC travel portals, rail OBTs, content aggregators and expense management systems.
www.evolvi.co.uk
CTM
CTM
CTM is an award-winning provider of innovative and cost-effective travel management solutions to the corporate market. Its proven business strategy combines personalised service excellence with client facing technology solutions to deliver a return on investment to clients. Headquartered in Australia, the company provides local services solutions to clients across the globe.
Avis Budget UK
Avis Budget
Avis Budget Group is a leading global provider of mobility solutions, both through its Avis and Budget brands, which have more than 11,000 rental locations in approximately 180 countries around the world, and through its Zipcar brand, which is the world's leading car sharing network, with more than one million members. Avis Car Rental operates one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,500 locations in more than 170 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 3,500 locations in more than 120 countries.
Advantage Travel Partnership
The Advantage Travel Partnership in the UK
The Advantage Travel Partnership is the UK’s largest group of independent leisure and business travel agents. Around 120 of Advantage’s members are business travel agents or travel management companies (TMCs) servicing corporate clients, predominantly within the SME market. 63 of these gain additional benefits as members of Advantage’s Focus Partnership. With more than 160 locations across the UK Advantage business travel agents have a collective turnover in excess of £3 billion. Advantage is a majority shareholder in WIN, a global network of TMCs in 70 countries. In the 2018 Top 50 TMC list, published annually by Buying Business Travel magazine, 33 of those listed are Advantage members.
Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines®
Virgin
Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines®, a partnership that makes business travel a pleasure. We offer competitive fares and a network of over 200 US destinations, together with convenient travel planning, co-location at key international airports and rewarding mutual loyalty programmes.Experience service that is intuitive and personal, innovative products and stylish comfort as well as WiFi on all transatlantic flights. In fact there’s WiFi across the entire Virgin Atlantic fleet and with Delta, we’re the most connected transatlantic airline partnership.
Travelport
About Travelport
At Travelport we are committed to building leading technology that makes the experience of buying and managing travel continually better. Through our travel commerce platform we provide distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry. The Travelport platform facilitates travel commerce by connecting the world’s leading travel providers with online and offline travel buyers in a proprietary (B2B) travel marketplace. Travelport is a recognized, proven, industry leader with the products and solutions it offers today covering all aspects of the travel supply chain from airline merchandising, hotel content and distribution, mobile commerce to B2B payments. With a team of over 4000 talented people focused on continuous improvement we increase probability and commercial success for customers in over 180 countries and territories.
Black Box Partnerships
Black Box Patnerships
Black Box Partnerships is a specialist consultancy, working with agencies, suppliers and tech providers to be bigger, smarter and faster. Developing people, culture and businesses to accelerate growth strategies. We turn clients into winners...we make travel & meetings perform.
Capita Travel and Events
Capita Travel and Events
We go beyond traditional travel management companies by offering unique UK sector expertise; and using data and behavioural analytics to understand how customers travel and meet. This enables our customers to access unparalleled choice and value in the UK travel and events market, and customers – and their employees – to optimise travel and meetings habits, and spend, through intuitive digital services, and behavioural nudges and insights. Our partnership with Globalstar delivers in-country travel and meeting solutions to multi-regional organisations looking to benefit from best-in-class multiregional travel, meeting and event capabilities, without compromising on our unique scale and depth of offering in the UK market.
Corporate Traveller
Corporate Traveller
Corporate Traveller is the UK’s largest travel management company focused on organisations with an SME travel spend. We’re in tune with our clients and understand both the myriad of pressures on businesses and the importance of building relationships. Whilst we’ve grown and enjoyed success, we’ve never lost sight of what helped us to the top: our personal touch and a tenacious attitude towards providing expertise, choice and savings to those who work with us. Continuously innovating, we deliver seamless technology through one simple platform that makes business travel more efficient and enjoyable.
FCm
FCm
At the heart of FCM’s DNA is bringing the human element to your business travel programme. We have always prided ourselves on personalising the experience for each of our corporate customers and ensuring their business outcomes are paramount when collaborating to design a corporate travel solution. Our clients, global and national, have access to a worldwide network of airfares, hotels and ground transport options that offer them the best value for their business travel spend. FCM’s connected travel experience ensures your journey is seamlessly integrated at every touch point, both online and offline. This omni-channel approach personifies our customer-first philosophy.
South Western Railway
South Western Railway
The South Western Railway franchise began in August 2017 and is a joint venture between FirstGroup and MTR Europe, two of the world’s leading train companies. With about 235 million passenger journeys a year, the South Western franchise covers urban, suburban, regional and long-distance routes between London Waterloo and south western England, including Bristol, Exeter, Portsmouth, Bournemouth and Southampton. South Western Railway has some of the busiest routes in the country, operating nearly 1,700 services each weekday.
ATPI
ATPI
The ATPI group is one of the most exciting and dynamic brands in the travel industry. We are a global leader in travel management and booking technology for corporate, shipping and energy businesses, and a leader in sports and corporate event management, with wholly owned offices and network partners in over 100 locations worldwide
BridgeStreet
Bridgestreet
BridgeStreet is the travel technology leader, built specifically for extended stay business travel. Recognised as the worldwide, trusted expert in extended stay travel with hospitality experiences in more than 22,600 cities and over 130 countries. BridgeStreet's innovative product line, Six Ways to StayTM, connects a global marketplace of millions of extended stay hotels, serviced apartments, branded hotels, furnished homes, urban/resort vacation rentals, and design-led hostels, to companies who want a leading edge, customisable travel technology solution.
LNER
LNER
LNER services run between London Kings Cross and York, Leeds, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and many more destinations. We offer free Wi-Fi to all passengers regardless of their booking channel. From May 2019 we will see the new Azuma fleet start to run on the east coast mainline which will revolutionise travel and become one of the most advanced trains on the UK's rail network. With frameworks to suit corporate travel programmes, booking tools for SMEs and products to support group travel there are lots of reasons to speak to our team.