London, United Kingdom (March 13, 2017) – The GTMC and Travel Leaders UK are jointly announcing today that Travel Leaders UK is GTMC’s latest member.

Comprised of Protravel International, Tzell UK, Scotia Travel and Colletts Travel, Travel Leaders UK has grown to become one of the top 20 TMCs in the country. As a member of the GTMC it will have access to a raft of benefits including attendance at industry networking events, participation in debates across the GTMC’s strategy groups including industry affairs, people and technology, and the opportunity to consult and have views represented to wider industry partners and stakeholders.

Following a strong period of growth Travel Leaders UK joins the GTMC to reinforce and support plans for further expansion within the corporate travel market.

Paul Wait, chief executive, GTMC comments:

“We’re excited to welcome a company as diverse and dynamic as Travel Leaders UK to our growing network. We have started 2017 with a number of new industry partners and members and we look forward to another leading TMC joining our community. They have established a leading position both here in the UK and in North America and are a great addition to our growing family.”

Gail Grimmett, president, Travel Leaders UK, added:

“All of us within Travel Leaders Group UK are extraordinarily proud to join GTMC as members. We not only understand just how vital GTMC’s advocacy role is in representing our industry, but we embrace how essential membership in the organisation is deemed by the greater business travel community. While we have enjoyed tremendous growth on our own in a highly specialised segment of travel management services, we believe membership in the GTMC is critical toward achieving our long-term vision and strategy.”

Representing a diverse range of travel management companies – from global companies to small independent specialists and top regional agencies – GTMC, originally founded in 1967, is the voice of business travel and acts to lobby those who have an impact on the business travel community, together with promoting the activities of its members as the best in quality and value to the business traveller.

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Notes to editors

About Travel Leaders Group UK:

Travel Leaders Group UK serves luxury leisure, corporate and entertainment clients in the United Kingdom through several high-end brands, including Protravel International, Tzell UK, Scotia Travel and Colletts Travel. As one of the top 20 TMCs in the United Kingdom, Travel Leaders Group UK is part of US-based Travel Leaders Group  (www.travelleadersgroup.com), the largest traditional travel agency company in North America with annual sales of more than £17 billion through over 7,000 locations.

About GTMC

The GTMC is the UK’s leading professional body for travel management companies. The diverse membership accounts for over 80% of UK expenditure on managed business travel, delivering value for money and great service to business travellers in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. www.gtmc.org