Radius Travel Welcomes New Agencies in the UK and Switzerland
European Growth Continues for Radius Travel with Addition of Travel and Transport Statesman and Kuoni Business Travel to the Agency Network
Radius Travel announced today that Travel and Transport Statesman and Kuoni Business Travel have joined the Radius global network of travel agencies.
Founded in 1975, Travel and Transport Statesman combines superior, personal service with cutting-edge, user-friendly technology designed from the ground up for modern organizations both in the UK and internationally. Since the company was acquired by Travel and Transport in May 2017, it has added sales of 40M USD.
Kuoni Business Travel has been a respected brand in the travel and tourism industry for over 100 years, recognized for its capabilities, knowledge, and quality of service. The company has three specialist business travel offices in Zurich, Geneva, and Lugano. Kuoni Business Travel is part of DER Touristik Suisse and is 100% owned by DER Touristik, a subsidiary of the REWE Group in Germany. REWE is a cooperative which has been in existence since 1927 and owns DERPART, a Radius agency partner in Germany.
“We’re excited to welcome both of these highly-qualified travel management companies to our agency network,” said Kieran Hartwell, President of Radius Travel. “In many of our global markets, Radius operates with multiple agency partners, which encourages diversity in our product offering and provides our clients a truly global, personalized program.”
“By joining the Radius Travel network of world-class agencies, Travel and Transport Statesman will have immediate access to a credible, dynamic, and growing international network of travel management companies,” said Mervyn Williamson, Managing Director, Travel and Transport Statesman. “We are looking forward to positioning this global model with our multinational customers.”
“Kuoni Business Travel is pleased to join a well-regarded and dynamic network of travel agencies,” said Andreas Schneider, Head of Business Travel at Kuoni Business Travel. “A global network, like Radius, with multinational know-how is important to our customers with international needs. Radius will provide local, highly personalized, and comprehensive service with state-of-the-art technology and best practices for our client travel program.”
“Both agencies, as with all our existing and new agency members, meets Radius Travel’s high standards for membership and have passed our standardized due diligence process to become members,” added Hartwell.
About Radius Travel
Radius Travel is a global travel management company that designs and delivers programs for multinational companies through a network of best-in-market agencies. The Radius network is made up of over 100 agencies worldwide and manages more than USD 30 billion of annual corporate travel spending. The Radius Global Partnership Program, featuring the world’s leading hotel brands, is one of the largest in the corporate travel market. Radius has employees in five countries and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, US.
About Travel and Transport Statesman
Travel and Transport Statesman is a leading London-based TMC for international organizations who insist on service, speed, and simplicity across their entire travel program, online and offline. By combining proprietary technology and global buying power with delightful service from expert teams, Travel and Transport Statesman lowers fares, boosts traveler happiness, and drives real results.
Travel and Transport Statesman is wholly owned by Travel and Transport, Inc. Founded in 1946, Travel and Transport is one of the largest travel management companies in the U.S. specializing in corporate travel management, group and meeting travel services, and leisure travel.
Travel and Transport, a 100% employee-owned company recognized for unparalleled service, integrity, and travel industry knowledge, has locations in 44 states and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Travel and Transport also serves as one of the main shareholders of Radius Travel with locations in over 80 countries throughout the world. This partnership, along with their strategic global growth plans, offers clients a broader reach and service offering in key global markets.
About Kuoni Business Travel
For more than 100 years, Kuoni Travel has offered exceptional, quality service to their customers. Over the past four decades, Kuoni Business Travel has been recognized in the corporate travel industry for its expertise, knowledge, and the quality of its service. With professional contacts all over the world, future-oriented booking systems, and an experienced team, Kuoni Business Travel (located in Zurich, Geneva, and Lugano) is able to satisfy even the most demanding client requests.
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