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Travel management company QA Business Travel has announced the first step of an international expansion strategy. The Aberdeen-based TMC, which specialises in the oil and gas sector, has opened an office in Perth, Australia, in a joint venture with Scottish ex-pat Phillip Schaeffer.
Schaeffer was director of the Travel Company in Aberdeen, before relocating to Australia more than decade ago. He has been appointed as director of QA Business Travel Australia.
QA managing director Kevin Thom said: “We identified a growing demand for niche travel management services in the Australian oil and gas sector. The marketplace in Australia has lot in common with the more established Scottish sector.
“Many oil support and service companies are present in both locations, and we can now work with them on both hemispheres.” Thom added that QA Travel was already evaluating opportunities in other global energy hubs.