Fast-growing corporate travel platform partners with local TMC to broaden customer network in Australia.
The news comes on the back of Travelport Locomote’s recent launch in the UK as part of its global expansion plan for 2017. The Aussie travel tech company has plans to double in size by the end of 2017 to support its ambitious expansion strategy.
The local Melbourne travel management company has been chosen as one of the first agencies in Australia to get access to Travelport Locomote’s brilliantly simple corporate travel platform that empowers travel experts to drive change and achieve a quantum leap in program efficiencies.
1000 Mile Travel Group is a supplier of travel management solutions specialising in cost-effective corporate, cruising, leisure and group travel. They set themselves apart in the industry by providing outstanding customer service and a personalised offering for Australian businesses.
Thanks to this partnership, 1000 Mile travel experts are now able to manage the basics of corporate bookings at the click of a button, and around the clock, meaning that they are able to put more time into providing personalised travel support and ensuring their clients’ individual needs are met as efficiently as possible.
Sandra McLeod, CEO at Travelport Locomote, said: “To join forces with a local TMC such as 1000 Mile is a great opportunity for Travelport Locomote to grow its local customer network, and share our innovative capabilities with more Australian businesses.
“It’s great to find a local agency with the same outlook as us when it comes to corporate travel – that simplifying booking processes can only mean savings in both time and money – and we’re looking forward to what this partnership will bring for the future.”
Ross, Co-founder and CEO at 1000 Mile Travel Group, added: “1000 Mile’s modern, straight-forward structure allows us to offer significant up front returns to our customers. We pride ourselves in the way that we expose ‘silent’ agency commissions, which are earned by all travel agencies, and transparently factor this into our pricing.
“By partnering with Travelport Locomote, 1000 Mile is able to offer our clients the best combination of traveller support, booking efficiency and dollar value available in the market today.”