1. Call Me Ishmael Travel

28. Ventur
(previously known as Traveleads)

Millshaw, Leeds, LS11 8EG


Key people: 
Paul Millington CEO
Maggie Monteith Client services director
Eric Edwards Client services director - sports and groups
Hayley Collingswood Head of marketing
Emma Forrestal Operations and training manager

Main industry sectors: Sports, film and media, oil and gas, finance, manufacturing, retail

Other services: Meetings and events, conferences, consultancy

Type of company: Privately owned

Transactions handled online: 10%

Air 40% | Hotel 40% | Rail 10% | Car 10% | MICE 0% | Other 0%

Geographical breakdown of transactions:
UK/Ireland 50% | Short-haul 25% | Long-haul 25%

Top destinations: Short-haul - Aberdeen, Leeds, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Scottish Highlands; Long-haul - Norway, USA, Spain, France, Germany

Office locations: Leeds and Edinburgh

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

UK full-time equivalent staff: 40
Average length of service: 10 years
Average industry experience: 15 years

GDS: Travelport

Online booking tools: Atriis, SABS

Other technology: ManticPoint, Travelogix, Protas

NDC content: Yes - direct with airline

Biggest innovations in 2020: Improved back office through Protas

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