Mag­el­lan keeps AJT land con­tent

Travel Bulletin - - STATE OF THE INDUSTRY -

Tas­ma­nia’s An­drew Jones Travel is now part of Cor­po­rate Travel Man­age­ment, with the $5.6 mil­lion ac­qui­si­tion of the busi­ness fi­nalised early last month. An­drew Jones him­self is re­main­ing chair­man of Mag­el­lan, the group he co-founded, and while the deal will cer­tainly af­fect Mag­el­lan’s over­all TTV, the im­pact will not be as great as it seemed at first glance be­cause it has now been con­firmed that An­drew Jones Travel will con­tinue to par­tic­i­pate in the Mag­el­lan land sup­ply buy­ing pro­gram. Mag­el­lan ceo An­drew Mac­far­lane said he was thrilled that the part­ner­ship with An­drew Jones Travel, as part of CTM, would con­tinue. “I am very op­ti­mistic that we will con­tinue to forge strong and mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial in­dus­try part­ner­ships such as the one we have witth AJT and CTM,” he en­thused. And while An­drew Jones Travel is no longer a mem­ber of Mag­el­lan, Mac­far­lane stressed that the group’s growth tra­jec­tory was con­tin­u­ing. He flagged the ad­di­tion of six new agen­cies in the com­ing months, with the first of those be­ing former Hel­loworld mem­ber Maxim’s Travel, which spe­cialises in the cor­po­rate mar­ket. Mag­el­lan Cor­po­rate na­tional man­ager Scott Dar­low said the ad­di­tion of Maxim’s “fur­ther vin­di­cates the de­ci­sion we made to pro­vide ad­di­tional val­ueadds, ser­vices and sup­port specif­i­cally to the cor­po­rate travel man­age­ment sec­tor”.

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