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Partner Benefits

Welcome to the Focus Travel Partnership

The Focus Travel Partnership is the UK’s leading business travel consortium for Travel Management Companies (TMCs)Originally launched in 1999 as a division of the Advantage Travel Group, we have a wealth of knowledge as well as industry contacts and, across our central team alone, we have over 160 years of business travel experience. 

Today, we have 50 TMCs in our Partnership all of which are small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and have a turnover in excess of £1 billion. This buying power allows Focus to negotiate the best possible deals in the business travel arena. Focus TMCs benefit from an exclusive fare programme, our centrally managed commercial deals, a suite of technology products and inhouse support. To be a Focus TMC Partner means that you are part of a community of industry peers within a support network. 

Throughout the Covid-19 crisis in 2020 we supported our TMCs with additional assistance including HR, accountancy and legal advice, as well as providing a platform to share concerns and experiences. We also launched a repatriation service called ‘Helping you get home’ to assist travellers who were stranded around the world book flights to get them home.  The Focus Travel Partnership is run as a not-forprofit organisation, providing the confidence that everything we do is for the benefit of our TMC Partners. We became a LTD company in 2019 where we will continue to strengthen the Partnership into 2020 and beyond.

 

Benefits to the Corporate

The Focus Travel Partnership is the UK’s leading business travel consortium for Travel Management Companies (TMCs)Originally launched in 1999 as a division of the Advantage Travel Group, we have a wealth of knowledge as well as industry contacts and, across our central team alone, we have over 160 years of business travel experience. 

Today, we have 50 TMCs in our Partnership all of which are small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and have a turnover in excess of £1 billion. This buying power allows Focus to negotiate the best possible deals in the business travel arena. Focus TMCs benefit from an exclusive fare programme, our centrally managed commercial deals, a suite of technology products and inhouse support. To be a Focus TMC Partner means that you are part of a community of industry peers within a support network. 

Throughout the Covid-19 crisis in 2020 we supported our TMCs with additional assistance including HR, accountancy and legal advice, as well as providing a platform to share concerns and experiences. We also launched a repatriation service called ‘Helping you get home’ to assist travellers who were stranded around the world book flights to get them home.  The Focus Travel Partnership is run as a not-forprofit organisation, providing the confidence that everything we do is for the benefit of our TMC Partners. We became a LTD company in 2019 where we will continue to strengthen the Partnership into 2020 and beyond.

 

Our TMC Partners

The Partnership is Partner–owned creating an ethos of an organisation run by the Partners for the Partners. Our Board of Directors is made up of TMC Partners and two others (CEO Abby Penston and Chairman Adrian Parkes). 

Negotiations are managed by Focus’ Central team, all of whom have previously worked in the corporate travel community and therefore have a vast and varied experience in this market, ensuring that they understand the array and diversity of the needs of our TMC Partners. 

Our TMC Partners are independent and have operations across the UK. Amongst our Partners, we have specialists in various areas such as marine, sports and entertainment, to name just a few industry sectors. Global travel programmes can also be catered for through our industry alliances.  

 

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