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Navigant International which after the recent upheavals in the business travel industry is the owner of the TQ3 brand, said its plans to expand in both Europe and Asia.
The US-based company which is major player in America, said that it "intends to establish additional affiliations in select countries in Asia and Europe." It did not name any specific target countries.
Through its TQ3 brand, Navigant already runs more than 60 TQ3 Travel Solutions offices around the world.
It said these locations included Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK where the TQ3 brand was among the strongest in the country. There were also offices in about 40 other countries.
Navigant was a 50-50 partner with the German travel giant TUI for TQ3 Travel Solutions. But TUI withdrew from the agreement and sold its TQ3 Travel Solutions Management holding to BCD Holdings, leaving Navigant with the TQ3 brand.
As reported in BTE last week, the Navigant name is likely to disappear in Europe and be replaced by TQ3. Mr Edward S. Adams, chairman and ceo of Navigant said: "Our interest in TQ3 succeeded in broadening Navigant's worldwide base of operations, customers and international relationships.
"Even with the agreement to end the joint venture, we retain a substantial worldwide network and a global brand."We expect 'business as usual' in terms of worldwide customer service and support.
Navigant's worldwide operations will be led by Mike Premo, senior vp and president of the global network, working Richard Furness, president of the EMEA region and Ross Irving, president of the Asia/Pacific region.
Europeans dominate new ACTE board
Two European travel managers are among four newcomers to the board of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE).
The election of Alisa Bornstein, sourcing area manager global travel for Ericsson in Stockholm, and Peter Sijbers, global commodity manager for Philips Electronics in Eindhoven, brings the number of Europeans on the ten-strong board to five.
With the election also of Megan Stowe, global sourcing manager for Intel in Singapore, there are now seven non-Americans on the board, the first time US members have been outnumbered.
The fourth newcomer is Tony D'Astolfo, vp travel services at Rearden Commerce in San Mateo, California, who was appointed to complete the term of Mary Kay Bellersen who died last year.
Both Ms Bornstein and Mr Sijbers, who is currently ACTE's EMEA regional chair, will be board members at large.