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WIN adds Bay, FBI Travel


AUSTRALIAN agencies Bay Travel and FBI Travel have joined the UK-based WIN Global Travel Network, joining Travellers Choice as the Australian representa­tives of the worldwide TMC group.

WIN is part of the Advantage Travel Partnershi­p, which was formerly 25%-owned by Travellers Choice prior to the sale of its stake some years ago (TD 01 Sep 2017), with Travellers Choice retaining its participat­ion in the internatio­nal network.

Sydney-based Bay Travel and Melbourne’s FBI Travel are “wellestabl­ished SMEs, with a focus on corporate travel and are similar in size to the typical Advantage and WIN members, making them an ideal fit to join the network,” said WIN Global Travel Network Head John Hobbs-Hurrell.

“Their proven track record in servicing multi-country clients, with the technology to support customers locally, and their ability to bring knowledge to partners will benefit the network,” he said.

FBI and Bay Travel are both part of CT Partners, with Bay Travel CEO Alan Wolf stating “the landscape has changed in the last 18 months and Advantage and WIN offer the opportunit­ies to network with partners around the world and provide access to supplier programs, especially the Global Accommodat­ion Program.

“Being part of the organisati­ons’ strategy will enable us to plan ahead for the future,” he said.

FBI Travel’s Mark Chaskiel said “we are looking forward to working with Advantage members in the UK and WIN partners around the world to share expertise, support other members in client servicing and grow our internatio­nal credential­s.”

Hobbs-Hurrell said the group was working on its accommodat­ion program for 2022, which forms a “key part of our product offering to Advantage members in the UK and WIN members around the world”.

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