About Focus Travel Partnership
Focus Travel Partnership is the leading business travel consortium in the UK for the independent TMC (Travel Management Company) sector. It was founded in 1999 by a handful of TMCs who aspired to create a Partnership that was solely designed to serve the needs of the corporate traveller.
Today, its membership of 53 TMCs has a turnover in excess of £1 billion. The consortium’s collective size enables the Focus team to negotiate mutually beneficial partnership and commercial agreements with suppliers across multiple travel sectors.
We provide a collaborative voice on industry issues, such as content distribution, the latest developments in travel technology, sustainability, duty of care and traveller wellbeing, all of which provide exceptional value in the business travel marketplace as well as the wider supplier chain.
The Focus Travel Partnership has a Board of Directors who oversee the strategy and direction of the consortium, ensuring that the objectives of our combined TMC Partners are achieved.
The Partnership is at the forefront of innovation and technological developments such as Focus’ FareFinder product – a desktop tool enabling TMC Partners to find the best airfares in the market – undercutting leading trade and consumer competitors.
We provide an important forum for TMC Partners and Suppliers to meet and conduct business and as a result, organise a number of regional and national events. These include three flagship events across the year usually in Spring, Summer and Autumn.
In 2019 the organisation became a limited company. In January 2024, Bob Schumacher took over as Non-Executive Chair following Adrian’s Parkes’ retirement.