1. Call Me Ishmael Travel

7. Internova Travel Group
Incorporating Altour International, Global Travel Collection, Barrhead Corporate, Your Event Solutions

101 St Martins Lane, London, WC2N 4AZ


Key people: 
Maria Baty Managing director, Altour
Jason Oshiokpekhai Managing director, Global Travel Collection
Sue Gill President, YES
Jacqueline Dobson President, Barrhead Travel

Main industry sectors: Financial services, insurance, entertainment including music touring, media, SMEs, private equity, hedge funds, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, engineering, PR/marketing, fashion & retail, modelling agencies, commercial real estate, manufacturing

Other services: Luxury bespoke leisure travel, MICE, specialist music touring

Type of company: Private equity

Transactions handled online: 30%

Transactions: Air 56% | Hotel 25% | Rail 4% | Car 2% | MICE 10% | Other 3%

Office locations: London, Reading, Manchester, Halifax and Glasgow. Global network of partners operating in over 80 countries

Association and network membership: Advantage Travel Partnership, The BTA, Virtuoso, ABTA.

UK full-time equivalent staff: 441 excluding independent travel advisors (pre-Covid)

Average length of service: Seven years (pre-Covid)

GDS: Sabre, Galileo, Amadeus

Online booking tools: SAP Concur.

Other technology: Altour Connect, Deem, mobile apps, online MI suite portals, OnSolve Stabilitas threat intelligence, Exlog Global risk management

NDC content: Atriis/Altour Connect system

Biggest innovations in 2020: Exlog Safety Desk travel health & safety platform, available 24 hours a day, to provide clients with the latest information on Covid-19 destination policies, security issues and other health and safety concerns. The service includes a portal with an up-to-date interactive Covid-19 travel entry requirements map, a request for information email and hotline number.

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