1. Call Me Ishmael Travel

48. Sunways Business Travel

5-7 Station Road, Longfield, Kent, DA3 7QD


Key people: 
Mark Colley Managing director
Samantha Nolan Head of business travel
Sara Colley
Head of groups, meetings & events
Lynn Windon Senior business travel consultant

Main industry sectors: Lloyds Insurance, global accountancy, pharmaceutical, architecture, finance, publishing, manufacturing, information technology

Other services: Group travel, meetings & events, sustainable travel, leisure travel

Type of company: Family business

Transactions handled online: 5%

Air 50% | Hotel 30% | Rail 5% | Car 2% | MICE 10% | Other 3%

Geographical breakdown of transactions:
UK/Ireland 60% | Short-haul 20% | Long-haul 20%

Top destinations: Short-haul - Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Switzerland; Long-haul - USA, UAE, South Africa, Canada, Ethiopia

Office locations: Kent

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

UK full-time equivalent staff: 12
Average length of service: 25 years
Average industry experience: 25 years

Online booking tools: Atriis, rail booking (Evolvi)

Expense management tools: Certify, Chrome River, Expensify

Other technology: Travelogix reporting, Trees4Travel

NDC content: Atriis, GDS and Travelfusion

Biggest innovations in 2020: The launch of Sunways Sustainable Travel which donates trees every time the company’s clients travel

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