Management company (TMC) of this year’s event. Portman Travel’s collaboration with the exhibition shows the increasing importance of BTM to TMCs, reflected in this commitment from one of the UK’s longest-established and leading travel management companies. Now in its third year, held on 22 and 23 June at London’s ExCel, BTM will bring together 500 VIP Hosted Buyers and exhibitors from all over Europe.
The partnership with BTM will include Portman Travel managing all the travel and accommodation arrangements for the VIP Hosted Buyers attending BTM. As well as the associated benefits they will receive as a Gold Sponsor, Portman Travel will be showcasing the company’s full service offering and latest innovations on their stand and welcoming all BTM visitors who wish to meet with them.
Portman Travel employs more than 500 full time staff across its 14 UK locations and implants and has been continuously in the UK’s top 6 TMC’s over the last two decades. The company provides a complete end-to-end solution for all corporate travel requirements on behalf of its 1300+ clients, which range from some of the FTSE Top 100 companies with travel budgets in the millions, to smaller clients with their own bespoke requirements. This unique flexibility to travel management solutions and its years of industry experience and expertise make Portman Travel a valued partner at this year’s BTM.
Adrian Parkes, Chief Commercial Officer of Portman Travel said: “We’re thrilled with this partnership opportunity and to be Gold level sponsor at this year’s event. For us, BTM is a crucial tool in securing meeting time with our customers and building relationships with all visitors and key suppliers attending this year’s BTM. Our position as the official TMC of BTM 2011 is something which we’re incredibly proud to have secured and we know that it makes great business sense for us to be a prominent partner over the two-day event.”
Portman Travel is the UK founding member of the RADIUS global network for corporate travel management solutions. With partners in 80 countries at over 3,300 locations around the world, RADIUS prides itself as being the worldwide TMC that recognises and understands the value of genuine, local servicing allied with complete global resourcing and technology.
Members of both the Portman Travel and the RADIUS sales and marketing teams will be present for the duration of this year’s BTM.
Paul Robin, event director, Business Travel Market, said: “We’re delighted to have Portman Travel as the official BTM 2011 TMC. We’ve already announced a number of big name sponsors and exhibitors for this year’s BTM and the inclusion of Portman Travel only acts as further evidence of the growing popularity and importance of BTM as an industry event.”