Link Travel Group adds four new members

Maxims, Mettrex, Lexus and Solve Travel Management align with Link

Link Travel Group has expanded its membership by announcing no fewer than four new agencies will join their ranks in the coming months. Maxims Travel (Sydney), Solve Travel Management (Sydney) and Lexus Travel (Melbourne) – all aligned with Helloworld’s Magellan Travel – and Mettrex Travel (Melbourne), part of Helloworld Business Travel – will join the invitation-only collective by 1 July 2024.

In addition to joining as a member of Link Travel Group, Maxims Travel Managing Director, Chris Goddard, will join the organisation’s Advisory Board.

Scott Darlow, General Manager of Link Travel Group said: “Naturally we are delighted to welcome these four high-performing agencies with stellar reputations, who will be great additions to our membership. Today’s announcement is the first stage of our growth plan which we unveiled to our preferred partners in November last year.”

“Chris will be a fantastic addition to our Advisory Board, and his experience in global travel affairs will no doubt benefit all our members. He’ll occupy the final seat on the Advisory Board and with that we believe we now have the most comprehensive mix of experience, knowledge and diversity within the industry who will assist with guiding and shaping our future”.

Scott Darlow, GM, with the JV's founders and inaugural board members, Anthony Goldman, Danielle Galloway and Penny Spencer.

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Goddard said that joining Link “made both commercial and strategic sense for Maxims Travel. Our industry is evolving by the day and it’s imperative that we partner with the right collective of like minds to take us all forward into the future. I’m also humbled to have been invited to join the Link Advisory Board, a who’s who of travel in many respects, and I look forward to playing a part in the future direction of Link”.

David Barnett, Chief Operating Officer, Solve Travel Management said the agency was delighted to be invited to join the Link Travel Group.

“Our industry is fast-paced and evolving quickly, and we feel that Link offers us the opportunity to tap into new technologies via their expansive ecosystem which are being heavily invested in. We’re also very excited to once again partner with like-minded people who are heading in the same direction as we are,” Barnett said.

Mark Reeves, Managing Director of Mettrex Travel said: “We’re delighted to have received an invitation to join Link Travel Group, and we’re very excited to accept it. We believe that Link’s substantial overall offering is exactly what Mettrex Travel has been looking for in order for us to realise our growth ambitions”.

“I couldn’t be happier to have been invited to join Link Travel Group,” said Ian Strachan, Executive Director of Lexus Travel. “I especially look forward to once again be working within a transparent environment where my business interests are front and centre. Link offers a comprehensive package which will certainly benefit Lexus Travel into the future”.

Lead image: Joint founders of Link Travel Group: Anthony Goldman, Penny Spencer, Danielle Galloway, with GM, Scott Darlow.

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