Eton Travel Group secures prestigious American Express Global Business Travel Partnership
Combining local expertise with global clout, customers set to reap rewards
Eton Travel Group (ETG) has announced it has been selected as only one of three American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) Partners based in the UK, following 12 years as an American Express Travel Partner Network Official Representative.
The evolving partnership between the two organisations sees ETG further expanding its international reach, expertise and negotiating power. For customers, this means an increased ability to realise the greatest value from their investment in travel through enhanced cost savings, outstanding customer service and greater spend control. For GBT the partnership means increasing its ability to localise.
At customer level there is no appreciable difference between American Express Global Business Travel and our network partners. They are an extension of our team, and play an essential role providing local expertise and knowledge that customers need and expect. Over the years, Eton Travel Group has demonstrated a commitment to our network. We are confident they will deliver best in class services to all their customers
Michael Murphy, Director, Global Strategy & Head of EMEA - Travel Partner Network
The move sees Eton Travel Group become an official partner in one of the world’s largest corporate travel networks with locations worldwide. The independently owned and operated Eton Travel Group was selected because of its:
- Proven commitment to provide quality customer service
- Proven ability to successfully manage Global and Multi-national Corporate Accounts
- Growth potential and local market dominance
- Ability to offer locally sourced fares
We pride ourselves on providing a personalised high touch, white glove service. The partnership with GBT combines their global strength with our extensive knowledge of the EMEA market. We are continually striving to enhance our ability to deliver premium value, globally consistent, high quality service and advice to customers. This is a great step forward
Ken Thompson, Eton Travel Group
For existing and future ETG customers the partnership means extra savings, extra perks and extra variety:
- Air: Access to all air services, with preferred suppliers offering 94% coverage for the top 500 routes, providing exclusive fare savings.
- Hotels: Access to industry leading rates from 40,000+ hotels worldwide, no restrictions on last room availability and Best Available Rate or better, and free breakfast or Wi-Fi availability at over 20,000 hotels
- Car: Exclusive deals with the top six companies providing up to 30% off business rates.
Eton Travel has been a partner of GBT since 2003 and proficiently services multiple GBT customers in the U.K., with exacting travel requirements. Our unique Travel Partner Network (TPN) - consisting of selected Travel Management Companies across the globe - provides the global footprint and scale for American Express Global Business Travel. Working together, our Partners and GBT can offer clients our combined strengths of High-Touch Personalised Service and Local Expertise, coupled with Industry-Leading Supplier Rates, Global Scale and Support
Michael Murphy Director, Global Strategy & Head of EMEA - Travel Partner Network
About Eton Travel Group
Eton Travel Group (ETG) is a wholly-owned independent Travel Management Company established in 1969. It has a turnover of approximately £40million. It has two UK offices – Eton and Wokingham and through its Euro Hub in Wokingham it has the ability to service over 16 countries; providing locally sourced fares and the ability to trade in multiple currencies.
ETG joined American Express Global Business Travel in 2003 and currently servicing multiple American Express Corporate Clients. It works in a number of key industries including: retail, manufacturing, finance, consulting, technology and pharmaceuticals.
About American Express Global Business Travel
American Express Global Business Travel has operations and network partners in nearly 140 countries worldwide with approximately 12,000 employees. American Express Global Business Travel ranked first among corporate travel providers in the 2015 Corporate Travel 100 (“CT100”), an annual listing compiled by Business Travel News which ranks companies with the largest volume of U.S. air bookings. For more information about how American Express Global Business Travel connects the world visit amexglobalbusinesstravel.com and twitter.com/amexgbt.
American Express Global Business Travel (“GBT”) is a joint venture that is not wholly-owned by American Express Company or any of its subsidiaries (“American Express”). “American Express Global Business Travel”, “American Express” and the American Express logo are trademarks of American Express, and are used under limited license.