Delivering bespoke corporate and leisure travel services since 1994, Travel Counsellors is an independent travel company with over 1,900 travel franchisees across six countries – the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa and UAE.
This new partnership allows the company to deliver uncompromised personal service and market expertise to clients within a global framework, giving access to incredible discounted air fare types and hotel rates, as well as local emergency support.
Kieran Hartwell, Managing Director for Corporate Travel at Travel Counsellors (pictured), said: “We are excited to be partnering with GlobalStar, as this will enable our corporate Travel Counsellors to win, retain and grow their client relationships on a multinational level. The network gives us an un-rivalled global hotel programme and client technology portfolio to broaden our suite of offerings, as well as allowing us to work with a community of likeminded travel management experts focused on taking care of their clients.
“We are increasingly seeing that smaller businesses have the same expectations as larger multinational companies when it comes to business travel. Whilst their needs can be lost within a larger TMC focused on supporting and retaining the business of much larger companies, with Travel Counsellors, SMEs can work closely with a dedicated travel professional, whilst experiencing all the benefits which come with being part of a wider global framework.”
“I am delighted to welcome Travel Counsellors to GlobalStar,” added James Stevenson, CEO of GlobalStar Travel Management. “This is an exciting addition to our network and builds our bench strength in the UK, one of our key driver markets. I am looking forward to seeing the team at Travel Counsellors benefit from new business, additional technology, improved supplier deals and the breadth and knowledge of our network. I’m personally looking forward to working with Kieran and his team.”