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American Airlines announced as latest GTMC partner

The Guild of Travel Management Companies (GTMC) has announced American Airlines as the latest airline to join the organisation as an industry partner. The airline will be joining the GTMC to represent the first joint venture as an industry partner with British Airways.

American Airlines will be one of over 100 members and industry partners attending the GTMC’s forthcoming overseas conference which takes place in Marrakech from 31st May to 2nd June. As part of the conference programme the airline will also be sponsoring organisational consultant and the only Briton to be inducted to the U.S. Basketball Hall of Fame, John Amaechi OBE.

Paul Wait, chief executive of the GTMC commented:   “We’re delighted to welcome American Airlines as our newest GTMC partner. Our continued support of increased capacity and expansion at both Heathrow and Gatwick airports to secure the UK’s position as a leading international hub for business travel demonstrates our commitment to the airline community. We look forward to working with the team in our first joint venture with both American Airlines and British Airways and supporting both airlines in realising their ambitions for growth.”  

Graham Bell, sales director American Airlines added: “The UK TMC market is hugely important to us and joining the GTMC is testament to our commitment to this channel. We are excited to be joining for the first time and more importantly to be the first to join in alliance with British Airways. We look forward to working with the GTMC and its members to develop further opportunities and benefits for the UK’s growing network of business travellers.”  

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.

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