Magellan keeps AJT land content
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”.