Link Travel Group secures two new agency members

Eden Corporate Travel and Travel Beyond Group join fledgling buying group

Link Travel Group continues to ramp up its presence in the Australian high-end travel landscape, signing two new agencies inside four months since launching.

Joining the buying group effective 1 September, is Eden Corporate Travel, while Travel Beyond Group have committed to aligning with Link Travel Group from early 2023.

Link is joint venture between Flight Centre Travel Group (FLT), The Goldman Group and Spencer Group of Companies. The group has grown from strength to strength, welcoming agencies including Reho Travel, Platinum Travel Group, Mary Rossi Travel and Mosman Travel. The invitation-only member group is connecting a carefully selected group of leading Australian travel agencies to provide an innovative and compelling offering via travel supply, technology, and business operations.

In addition to bringing his agency on board, Travel Beyond CEO Tim Lane will join Link Travel Group’s Advisory Board. Lane has been selected due to his skills and expertise in a wide range of travel specialisations, including sporting, events, entertainment and corporate travel, which complement the existing Advisory Board members’ expertise.

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Scott Darlow, General Manager of Link Travel Group said Lane’s unique business model and his knowledge, experience and insight into specialist corporate areas of travel will “undoubtedly be an asset to our Advisory Board and growing membership”.

“I look forward to Tim joining this highly respected panel of travel industry experts and collaborating with him to shape the strategic direction of Link Travel Group,” Darlow said.

Darlow added that Link had identified Eden Corporate Travel and Travel Beyond Group from the outset as “exceptional travel businesses, owned and run by highly respected and skilled industry leaders”.

“Their objectives align with Link Travel Group’s goals of delivering transparency and greater returns while driving travel industry leadership and success,” Darlow said.

“We are delighted to welcome both agencies into the Link family and look forward to building a mutually beneficial partnership over the years to come.”

Commenting on the partnership, Andrew Want, Managing Director, Eden Corporate Travel said: “Being invited to join Link Travel Group is an incredible opportunity for Eden Corporate Travel to align with industry greats. Link offers an established, long-term vision that is clear and focused – plus access to technology that makes for a very exciting future.”

Tim Lane, CEO, Travel Beyond Group added: “Accessing the right content and distribution channels has never been so important.

“Link Travel Group provides a platform for us to elevate our offering to our customers, while allowing our operations to streamline processes and workflows. We are excited to join and look forward to helping drive the group forward in the new year,” Lane added.

Lead image: From left; Scott Barlow, General Manager, Link Travel Group; Jennifer Want, Owner Eden Corporate Travel and Andrew Want, Eden Corporate Travel.

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