Corporate Travel Management was established in Brisbane in 1994 by founder Jamie Pherous with a team of just two staff. It was our goal to offer the market an innovative and refreshing alternative to the global travel managers established in Australia and New Zealand.
Since inception, our core values have remained the same; providing a highly personalized service, developing innovative and flexible client solutions and a commitment to demonstrating a positive return on investment for our services.
Since then, the company has grown to become one of Australia’s largest travel management companies and, in late 2010, became successfully listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
Corporate Travel Management has been acknowledged by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) as the ‘Best National Corporate Travel Management Company in Australia’ for nine of the past eleven years and was inducted to AFTA’s Hall of Fame in 2010 for continued excellence. The company has also been identified as a BRW Fast 100 growing company in Australia.
CTM’s North American operations were established in Denver in 1976 before becoming CTM’s US headquarters in 2012. Robert Polk took charge of the family business from his father many years ago. The original Polk World Travel and later Polk Majestic Travel Group have been well known for over 30 years for our commitment to service, innovation and savings. Robert currently acts as President of CTM in North America.
CTM continued our US expansion with the integration of TravelCorp, a leader in Texas and Louisiana since being established by Terry Weaver in 1995 and joined by Scott Evans in 2003. Terry Weaver now acts as President, Louisiana and Scott Evans now acts as Vice President of Supplier Relations.
In 2014, CTM doubled their North American expansion with the acquisition of Avia International Travel, in Houston, and USTravel, with offices across the Pacific Northwest. Bringing these strategic companies together provides a strong North American presence with 18 offices in 7 states with over 370 of the best and brightest travel professionals ready to assist your travelers.