Corporate Travel Management’s (CTM) global agency network, Radius Travel, has announced an expansion of its ongoing relationship with ITL World across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, significantly extending its customer servicing capabilities in the Middle East.
ITL World is a travel management company with a presence in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait and Qatar markets, offering more than three decades of corporate travel, meetings, and event management expertise.
Business travel in the Middle East is forecast to surge by 32 percent in 2022, according to a recent report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The report found that business travel spending in the Middle East throughout 2021 increased by 49 percent, the highest of all global regions, followed by Europe and Africa (36 percent), pointing to a robust outlook for business travel in the region.
Nicole Wilcock, CTM & Radius Travel’s vice president global agency partners, said the extension of the ITL World partnership was welcomed by customers in the energy, renewables, and marine sectors.
Rafeeq Mohammed, CEO of ITL World, said that the extension of its partnership with CTM and the Radius Travel global partner network aligns with its company values to strengthen the Middle East’s position within the corporate travel industry.
“While the pandemic has undoubtedly challenged the travel industry, we are certain of a robust recovery, particularly in the corporate travel segment in the GCC. The expectations of corporate travelers and organizations have fundamentally changed since the pandemic; the demand for differentiated experiences and bespoke solutions that are designed for specific travelers’ requirements is likely to be more pronounced," said Mohammed. "Our strategic partnership with CTM in the GCC region is rooted in the common beliefs we share; to unlock value for all businesses and business travelers through exceptional service and local market expertise, and supported by intuitive, integrated technologies. We look forward to further strengthening our long-standing alliance with CTM and to our expanded strategic relationship for the years to come.”
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