ATPI Group launches Australian operations

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A International travel management company ATPI Group has opened its first Australian office in Sydney, commencing its Australian operationsThe move to open an office in Australia is a strategic one, taking advantage of Australia’s proximity to and role in a booming Asia Pacific market, ATPI Group chief executive Graham Ramsey told e-Travel Blackboard.“We believe that with our 44 offices in 26 countries, you can’t ignore Australia,” Mr Ramsey told e-Travel Blackboard.“The Australian market is essential as a hub,” he said.“You can’t operate in the region without representation in Australia.”Speaking at the Sydney launch last week Mr Ramsey said, “Our clients have long been asking us to support them in Australia, so we are excited to now be able to offer our specialist and unique services, and I see great opportunities in the Australian market.”Its Australian operations, headed up by managing director Debra Bourne, will focus on corporate travel and the marine and energy sectors, areas in which the company has had global success.“The positioning we bring to the market is unique,” Ms Bourne, who joined ATPI Group in January after 15 years with global distribution system Amadeus, told e-Travel Blackboard.“ATPI has a unique value proposition for both its corporate and specialist sector clients with a strong customer service culture, and access to leading edge travel technology to support both the  travel consultants’ and clients’ needs.  “We have in-house development teams developing technology to make corporate travel easy with tracking, database and management tools.”According to Mr Ramsey, the opportunities in the region come from expected economic growth from business travel and travel to work whether that be lawyers or ship crews.The company, who will next year do all of Heineken’s corporate travel to the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, hope to establish themselves in Australia and the region as a “robust travel management company”, winning new clients and business and providing for “safe, efficient travel”.last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter On 1 September 2015

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >On 1 September 2015, Thredbo announced a 72-hour September snow sale to celebrate the optimum conditions Thredbo skifields are experiencing. The sale includes the release of the 3 Day Flexi Pass for only $199 for Adults, saving $140, and $109 for under 18/65+.The 3 Day Flexi Pass will be valid until the end of the season and can be used for skiing or snowboarding for any 3 days in Thredbo.Thredbo is offering other spring promotions during the month of September, including:Kids Ski Free – with any full paying adult’s 3- or 5-day lift passTorah Bright 3 for 2 Beginner Pack – back on sale giving beginners an extra day of skiing or snowboarding for freePay 4 Stay 5 – during the September school holidays and enjoy a free night and day, when you pay for 2 nights and a 2-day lift passGo back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more