Australia’s largest independent travel buying network CT Partners has announced the addition of two new members, In Travel, an Indigenous owned and managed boutique TMC with offices in Melbourne and Perth and TRIBE Travel Group a recently formed premium travel business based in Prahran, Victoria led by industry veterans Kelly Gelfland and Leon Burman.
“Both In Travel and TRIBE Travel Group recognised the strength of the CT Partners model, especially the close working collaboration between our members and the full transparency of supplier payments with 100% going back to members. We are delighted to welcome both organisations to the group,” CT Partners Chairman Barry Mayo said.
In Travel Managing Director, Dwayne Good, commented “Joining CT Partners gives us access to better buying power, market leading solutions and stronger supplier relationships – in these uncertain times, being part of a collaborative network means we are not alone”.
Kelly Gelfland, Managing Director, TRIBE said: “At CT Partners, we feel we have found a home amongst like-minded agencies who care about each other and our industry. We were strongly attracted to CT Partners boutique feel and incredible level of transparency.”
At the same time the group announces the extension of their long-standing partnership with Qantas, with the signing of a new, 3-year commercial agreement.
CT Partners Chairman Barry Mayo said: “We are very pleased to be continuing our long-standing relationship with Qantas and view this latest agreement as delivering certainty where our members post-COVID recovery and future growth is concerned.”
Qantas Executive Manager Global Sales and Distribution Igor Kwiatkowski said the new agreement reinforced the long-term collaborative partnership Qantas had built with CT Partners. “This agreement goes a long way toward strengthening our relationship with CT Partners,” said Mr Kwiatkowski. “We are delighted to continue working together, focusing on opportunities that benefit our customers as the travel industry recovers.”
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