One of the founding TMCs of the Focus Travel Partnership has re-signed with the business travel consortium, 20 months after leaving. Island Business Travel (also known as ORTG) which operates in the Crown Dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man has re-joined the Focus Travel Partnership.

Brian Kelly, Chairman of the group which has several leisure and business travel entities said ‘Being such a diverse travel business, returning to Focus was an easy decision.’

Abby Penston, CEO of the Focus Travel Partnership said ‘It was sad losing ORTG 20 months ago but with many of their clients based in the islands which had much stricter restrictions we understood the decision and we are thrilled to be welcoming them back now. We have kept in touch with Brian and the team throughout and it is great they see the true value in Focus’

Kelly continued ‘As business travel continues to recover having access to benefits such as the Focus air programme is as important today as it was prior to Covid. We look forward to playing an active part again in this unique travel consortia, it’s a great feeling to be back!’

Penston said ‘After being away from Focus it is clear that Island Business Travel weren’t seeing as many competitive fares and that it was a main driving force for them returning. We are extremely proud to have one of the best air fare programmes in the consortium market which our TMC Partners see value in everyday’