About usWho we are
A history of excellence in travel
Founded by our current CEO Peter Reglar, Ickenham Travel Group was established 45 years ago. It began with the opening of the first Ickenham Travel retail shop, located in Ickenham itself, which focused entirely on leisure travel. By 1975, we had launched ‘Ickenham Business Travel’ and over the next 20 years, expanded the company to open up corporate travel branches in Hillingdon, Northwood, Harrow, Rickmansworth, Ruislip and Uxbridge. We began to establish ourselves within both the leisure and business travel market and were widely recognised for our exceptional service and innovation within the market.
In 1995, the core business rebranded as Business Travel Direct and in 2005 the business moved headquarters to Uxbridge. This move facilitated the growth of the company infrastructure and gave us the platform to develop our travel technology and online booking tools. During the same year in which we branded ourselves as Business Travel Direct, our leisure services were rebranded under the name of our current sister company, ‘letsgo2’, who offer a range of holiday destinations/packages.
In 2013, we moved into the marine/maritime travel arena and launched our dedicated marine department to cater for the growth of our maritime clients. Our team of experienced client partnership managers oversee the development of our marine department and since its inception, Marine Travel Direct has seen exceptional growth and client satisfaction.
In 2015 we cemented our long-term business relationship with SAP Concur when they appointed us as one of four Preferred Partners in the UK and the only business travel company to be TMC Certified as well; an achievement we are very proud of as it has established us as innovative technology pioneers within the travel management sector. Since then we’ve developed this relationship further by becoming the first Travel Management Company in the UK and Europe to adopt SAP Concur’s toolbox of technology that enables us to offer our clients a seamless travel solution and duty of care fulfilment.
A shared vision
While we may serve different markets, it is our focus on innovation and our determination to remain ahead of the curve that brings us together. We truly care; having the best people in our respective industries supported by the most cutting edge technology enables us to care better than anyone else.
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