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24. Cresta Business Travel

Cresta House, Victoria Street, Altrincham, WA14 1ET


Key people: 
John Bond Chairman
Phil Kendall Financial director
Denise Fraser Director
Donna Jefferies Operations Manager

Main industry sectors: Manufacturing, sport, health, marine

Other services: Meetings and events, incentive travel, consultancy, VIP services, leisure travel

Type of company: Privately owned

Transactions handled online: 20%

Transactions: Air 32% | Hotel 36% | Rail 15% | Car 11% | MICE 3% | Other 3%

Geographical breakdown of transactions:
UK/Ireland 70% | Short-haul 20% | Long-haul10%

Top destinations:
Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Copenhagen
Dubai, Mumbai, Dar es Salaam, Colombo, Singapore

Office locations: Altrincham and Southgate

Association and network membership: Advantage Travel Partnership, The BTA, WIN Travel Network

UK full-time equivalent staff: 45
Average length of service: 12 years
Average industry experience: 15 years

GDS: Sabre

Online booking tools: Traveldoo, Navigate Marine

Expense management tools: Traveldoo

Other technology: T50, Conferma Hotel Booker, Trainline

NDC content: Yes via NDC platforms

Biggest innovations in 2020: Assisting with clients' and other companies' travel policies and risk management processes

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