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17 October 2022

CTM/Radius Travel expands corporate and MICE travel network in the Gulf with ITL World


Corporate Travel Management’s (CTM) global agency network, Radius Travel, today announces an expansion of its ongoing relationship with ITL World across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, significantly extending its customer servicing capabilities in the Middle East.

ITL World is an award-winning travel management company with a presence in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, and Qatar markets, offering more than three decades of corporate travel, meetings, and event management expertise.

Business travel in the Middle East is forecast to rise by 32% in 2022, according to a recent report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The report found that business travel spending in the Middle East throughout 2021 increased by 49%, the highest of all global regions, followed by Europe and Africa (36%), pointing to a robust outlook for business travel in the region.

CTM & Radius Travel’s Vice President Global Agency Partners, Nicole Wilcock, said the extension of the ITL World partnership was particularly welcomed by customers in the energy, renewables, and marine sectors in which CTM, Radius Travel, and ITL World have world-class capabilities. “We’re delighted to strengthen our relationship with ITL World across the GCC. Many of our existing and prospective customers are growing their businesses in this dynamic region. By ensuring we have a partner that can meet their needs – be it business travel, meetings, or events – with a focus on providing excellent service, innovative technology, and a strong return on investment, we’re extremely confident about our enhanced customer offering in this strategic region.”

Chief Executive Officer ITL World, Rafeeq Mohammed, said that the extension of its partnership with CTM and the Radius Travel global partner network aligns with its company values to strengthen the Middle East’s position within the corporate travel industry.

“While the pandemic has undoubtedly challenged the travel industry, we are certain of a robust recovery, particularly in the corporate travel segment in the GCC. The expectations of corporate travelers and organizations have fundamentally changed since the pandemic; the demand for differentiated experiences and bespoke solutions that are designed for specific travelers’ requirements is likely to be more pronounced. Our strategic partnership with CTM in the GCC region is rooted in the common beliefs we share; to unlock value for all businesses and business travelers through exceptional service and local market expertise, and supported by intuitive, integrated technologies. We look forward to further strengthening our long-standing alliance with CTM and to our expanded strategic relationship for the years to come.”

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