Capita Travel and Events, the multi-specialist travel, accommodation and events agency, has become the latest member of Global Specialist Markets (GSM), a global network of business travel management agencies with partners in over 40 countries world wide.
Like Capita Travel and Events, the UK’s fourth largest agency, each GSM partner is an expert in its local marketplace. This enables GSM and its partners to deliver global travel solutions that harness local insight and expertise. Capita Travel and Events’ new partnership will benefit UK companies that have high proportions of UK domestic travel alongside other European and international travel requirements.
Trevor Elswood, chief commercial officer, Capita Travel and Events said: “Many of our customers are UK organisations with a growing network of international offices. Impressed with the way we successfully manage their UK travel costs, they have asked us to manage the travel requirements of their international business. We’ve listened to their needs and evaluated the market to create a partnership with GSM. This enables Capita Travel and Events to control customer costs, travel policies and suppliers across international regions, without the customer compromising on their UK travel that we already manage.
“As well as cost controls brought by global supplier leverage, customers gain joined up reporting on global travel spend and tracking of traveller security and an agile and personal, local service through other like minded GSM partners.”
Marc Leidelinger, EMEA regional director, Global Specialist Markets commented:
“We are delighted to welcome Capita Travel and Events as the second GSM member in the UK. Together Reed & Mackay and Capita Travel and Events will represent GSM in the UK, with both companies complementing one another’s service specialisms and client focus. This is a concrete illustration of GSM Travel Management’s strategy and dedication to increasing the services it offers to its clients.”