easyJet agreement for Selective Travel Management
Published: 29 November 2012
Significant airline deal for Belfast firm is first in Northern Ireland
Belfast-based Selective Travel Management has agreed a significant new deal with easyJet that will generate up to 10,000 additional business passengers for the airline annually from Belfast to destinations across Europe.
It is the first such arrangement that easyJet has put in place with a travel management company in Northern Ireland and one of its first in the UK.
Selective, which employs more than 40 people at Murray’s Exchange in the south of the city, will act as the leading airline’s sales and booking representative here, helping it make further inroads into the business travel market.
The deal covers easyJet’s entire route network, including its new route from Belfast to Birmingham.
Greg Woodley, easyJet’s Senior Business Partner for Northern Ireland said:
“easyJet is delighted to have signed this deal with Selective Travel Management and look forward to being part of a very strong partnership. Northern Ireland is very important to our plans for the corporate market, and the deal represents good business sense and value for easyJet, Selective Travel Management and most importantly the corporate traveller.”
Selective Travel Management holds a number of similar contracts with major international airlines for long-haul travel.
Mukesh Sharma, Managing Director for Selective Travel, added:
“We are delighted that easyJet has chosen Selective Travel Management as its first corporate travel partner in Northern Ireland and we are confident that we can help easyJet significantly grow its share of the local business travel market,” he says.
Established in 1972, Selective Travel Management is Northern Ireland’s biggest independent travel management company, with clients including government departments, all kinds of businesses, health trusts, councils and higher education establishments. Its primary focus is long-haul travel.
Selective recently announced a number of significant deals, including being appointed travel supplier to the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC), which includes around 250 universities and higher education departments across the UK. Selective was also recently appointed Queen’s University Belfast’s sole corporate travel supplier.