1. Call Me Ishmael Travel

30. Wayte Travel Management

3-5 Glebe Street, Stoke on Trent, ST4 1HS


Key people: Chris Morris, managing director; Garry Lloyd, sales director; Gary Smith, finance director; David Schaffer, operations manager ; Caroline Boyd, reservations manager

Main industry sectors: Mining, oil & gas, recruitment, private wealth

Type of company: Family business

Transactions handled online: 0%

Transactions: Air 85% | Hotel 10% | Rail 3% | Car 1% | MICE 0% | Other 1%

Geographical breakdown of transactions:
UK/Ireland 10% | Short-haul 20% | Long-haul 70%

Office locations: Stoke on Trent, London, Jersey

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

UK full-time equivalent staff: 27
Average length of service: 12 years
Average industry experience: 19 years

GDS: Sabre

Other technology: Travelogix, Evolvi

NDC content: Yes, via airline portals

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