Barrhead Travel has merged its Scottish
business travel operation with the UK arm of Altour, the companies have
announced. The two are sister companies within the Internova Travel Group.
Altour, which has 53 offices employing 1,300
people worldwide, has also announced that Yorkshire-based Good Travel
Management is to join the Altour group under its independent contractor model.
Good Travel Management will continue to
operate as an independent business under the Altour umbrella, benefiting from
access to Altour’s global reach, commercial deals and technology. The Barrhead
Business Travel team will retain its branding and
identity during the partnership transition.
“The new additions to the Altour UK
team are perfect timing as we begin to position ourselves for recovery within
the UK and European markets,” said Maria Baty, managing director of Altour UK.
“Bringing the team on-board from Good Travel Management will bolster our status
as experts in the SME market as well as adding various specialist corporate
services such as marine and offshore. Their experienced team are well-placed to
continue expanding the Altour service which they will be offering to their
clients in the north of England and beyond."