Business Travel Management News Stories

Portman Clarity to go forward as Clarity
Portman Clarity, the eighth largest TMC in the UK with turnover in excess of £400m, is to be known as Clarity from May 2017.The identity has been adopted following an in-depth review into the brand strengths of both businesses, following their merger in November.The Clarity brand has enjoyed great success and recognition across the industry through investment in technology, innovation and a modern, fresh approach to doing business.However, this is not the end for the Portman name, which has bee
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New Head Of Sales At Portman/Clarity
Portman/Clarity is continuing to strengthen its senior team with the appointment of Ewan Kassir, as the new Head of Sales UK and Ireland for its combined business. Reporting directly into Paul Casement, Director of Sales and Account Management, Kassir takes responsibility for promoting Portman/Clarity’s business offering and developing new opportunities for the merged business. Kassir will undertake the new role with immediate effect. Pat McDonagh, CEO of Portman/Clarity, comments: “I’ve b
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Irish Awards Joy For Portman
Travel management company Portman’s Irish operation has scooped a prestigious business travel award.Portman won Best TMC at the ITM Business Travel Awards Ireland, which were held at the Westin Hotel, Dublin.The award recognised the business’s investment in new technology, its retention of high profile clients  and the success of its European Centre of Excellence, based in Tralee.Portman’s Irish operation has, in the past 12 months, increased revenues by 39 per cent, thanks to a roste
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Portman/Clarity Announces New Joint Leadership Team
Portman/Clarity has announced its new leadership team following the acquisition of Portman by the Mawasem Travel & Tourism Group four weeks ago (1 November 2016). Redmond Walsh takes on the additional role of Executive Chairman of Portman/Clarity and CEO Pat McDonagh continues to report directly to Walsh. The leadership team is a combination of senior representatives from both companies. Their brief is to understand the core values and benefits of each business to form a new travel mana
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Portman Travel and Clarity Travel Management To Merge
Two of the UK’s leading travel management companies have announced today that they are to merge, creating the seventh biggest TMC in the country.Portman Travel and Clarity Travel Management are to become one business following the acquisition of Portman Travel by the owners of Clarity Travel Management, Mawasem Travel & Tourism, for an undisclosed fee.Pat McDonagh, chief executive of Clarity, will lead the merger of the two businesses. He says:  “Portman Travel and Clarity are simil
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Portman Launches PortmanOne Self Booking Tool
Portman, one of the UK's leading travel management companies has launched the online self-booking version of their multi award winning technology, PortmanOne.Since the successful launch of PortmanOne as Portman's consultant point of sale booking tool, the company has had overwhelming feedback and demand from clients and prospect clients for the technology to also be available as a self-booking tool. Users of PortmanOne Online are now able to benefit from all the developments and unique features
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Portman names David Bishop as Sales Director
Portman, one of the UK’s leading travel management companies, has today announced the appointment of David Bishop to the position of Sales Director. Effective from 3rd October 2016, Bishop will be responsible for all Portman’s sales activities both domestically and globally, working closely with Radius Travel, to drive Portman’s growth in new sales. Commenting on the appointment, Portman’s CEO, Steve Allen said: “we are delighted to have David back. He was responsible for leading th
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