As one of the leading UK airports and only hub for travellers from the UK to Europe and the rest of the world, joining the GTMC will enable Heathrow to continue to build its profile with the business travel community. Following the recent re-opening of Terminal Two the airport is now focused on continuing to develop and extend its offer and capacity.
A £2.5bn project, the new Terminal Two is the next step in the transformation of passenger service at Heathrow and is an essential part of plans to expand the airport.
Paul Wait, chief executive of the GTMC commented: “The decision by Heathrow Airport to join the GTMC is testament to the value it places on business travel and TMCs. As a GTMC industry partner Heathrow Airport will join a growing network of TMCs and we are confident this will bring opportunities for all members and partners that operate throughout the business travel supply chain. Our recent air survey demonstrated that Heathrow continues to be a key airport for business travellers in the UK. The GTMC has been a long standing supporter of the campaign for increased capacity and the expansion of routes into business centres both here in the UK and globally and we look forward to working with the team at Heathrow Airport to continue to drive this.”
Nigel Milton, director of policy and political relations at Heathrow Airport added: “We work with a broad number of TMCs and see a huge volume of business travellers pass through the airport on a daily basis. Working with the GTMC and its network we look forward to continuing to develop our offer and build for future expansion.”
Representing a diverse range of travel management companies – from global companies to small independent specialists and top regional agencies – the Guild of Travel Management Companies (GTMC) is the voice of business travel and acts to lobby those who have an impact on the business travel community, together with promoting the activities of its members as the best in quality and value to the business traveller.