1. Call Me Ishmael Travel

32. EFR Travel Group

43-45 High Road, Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, WD23 1EE


Key people: 
Edward Rom Chief executive officer
David Strange Corporate director
Nicholas Alibey Strategic sales manager
Craig Murray Head of technology
John McEwan Non-executive chairman

Main industry sectors: Aerospace, asset management, banking, consulting, design, fashion, insurance, investment, legal, life sciences, maritime, marketing, manufacturing, media, oil & energy, pharmaceutical, property, retail, sport

Type of company: Privately owned

Transactions handled online: 26%

Transactions: Air 66% | Hotel 18% | Rail 11% | Car 2% | MICE 3% | Other 0%

Geographical breakdown of transactions: UK/Ireland 8% | Short-haul 46% | Long-haul 46%

Top destinations:
Amsterdam, Kiev, Paris, Madrid, Frankfurt
Muscat, Dubai, Johannesburg, New York, Beijing

Office locations: London, Manchester and Glasgow. Affiliates in Los Angeles and New York

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

UK full-time equivalent staff: 26
Average length of service: 9 years
Average industry experience: 18 years

GDS: Sabre and Travelport

Online booking tools: Atriis, GetThere, SAP Concur

Expense management tools: Chrome River

Other technology: Travelogix, Magnatech, Midoco, TripCase

NDC content: Yes via Atriis

Biggest innovations in 2020: Implementing a new mid-office system to enable full automation from point of ticketing to delivery of invoice. Development of a Covid-19 dashboard through Microsoft PowerBi, providing clients with live statistics, pre-departure and in destination control measures. nd crew. 

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