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Capita Travel and Events has become the second UK member of international TMC network GSM (Global Specialist Markets) Travel Management.
The Derby-based agency, which is currently the fourth largest TMC in the UK by sales, said the deal with GSM would benefit UK companies with “high proportions of UK domestic travel alongside other European and international travel requirements”.
Trevor Elswood (pictured), Capita’s chief commercial officer, said: “Many of our customers are UK organisations with a growing network of international offices. Impressed with the way we successfully manage their UK travel costs, they have asked us to manage the travel requirements of their international business.
“We’ve listened to their needs and evaluated the market to create a partnership with GSM. This enables Capita Travel and Events to control customer costs, travel policies and suppliers across international regions, without the customer compromising on their UK travel that we already manage.”
GSM has offices in the UK, Netherlands and US, and currently has partners in 40 countries including Reed & Mackay in the UK.
Marc Leidelinger, EMEA regional director for GSM, added: “Together Reed & Mackay and Capita Travel and Events will represent GSM in the UK, with both companies complementing one another’s service specialisms and client focus.
“This is a concrete illustration of GSM Travel Management’s strategy and dedication to increasing the services it offers to its clients.”