30 November 2022, Virtual
12 December 2022, etc.venues Monument, London
Business Travel Show Europe, presented by The BTN
Primary development has been the news that the company has been selected to provide travel management services to Fujifilm for activity in 12 European countries, including the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, Czech Republic and Poland, along with Radius Travel & Transport.
The deal cements an existing partnership between Fujifilm and Radius Travel & Transport in North America and follows a detailed evaluation of the market before Radius was finally chosen. "Radius has broad coverage and provides high quality service, which was important to us,” said Holland-based Fujifilm European commodity travel manager, Lydia de Kousemaeker, from its European Procurement Department.
Unsurprisingly, Radius also expressed its satisfaction with the tie-up, emphasising that the deal reinforced the company's position of increasing its world services. ”We were primarily chosen because of our previous successes in raising the value bar as much as our leading travel technology and services in the highly competitive travel management market,” said Radius president and CEO Tony Hughes.
Other Radius developments have seen a new management structure unveiled that centres around the role of vice-president (VP) and which will see shareholder operations, multinational corporate sales and account management teams consolidate under VP Vicky Fernandez de Larrea.
Further changes of note are regional VP, Latin America, Carlos O Gomez, absorbing multinational corporate sales for the continent, while North America VP, Maura Allen, who equally holds responsibility for shareholder operations, will focus on enhancing global shareholder value.
Those VPs already mentioned, as well as those for Europe & Africa and Asia Pacific & Middle East, act as the main liaison/account manager between Radius and its shareholder travel management companies.
"Our strong growth is creating more opportunities and we intend to aggressively draw on our momentum with this dynamic group of professionals," noted Fernandez.
Radius has combined annual sales of $19.7bn (”10.1bn) and has 90 shareholder travel management companies in 80 countries around the world.