Wings Named Best Travel Management Company at Business Travel Awards for 2nd Year Running
Wings Travel Management has triumphed at the 2020 Business Travel Awards, winning the accolade for Best Travel Management Company (annual UK sales £50M to £200M) for the second consecutive year.
The 2020 Business Travel Awards, run in conjunction with the UK’s Buying Business Travel Magazine, recognise and celebrate the achievements of the travel industry’s leading businesses, teams and individuals, who have performed outstandingly in their chosen field over the last 12 months.
Each year categories are carefully chosen to reflect the range of areas and skills that lie at the heart of a successful travel firm or department. The independent panel of judges, made up primarily of business travel buyers, devote a considerable amount of their valuable time, to review and mark each entry in order to identify those worthy of winning one of these highly valued awards. The rigorous entry process requires a detailed written submission and extensive supporting documents and case studies.
The judges commented: With a strong focus on risk management, Wings Travel Management demonstrated an obvious passion and knowledge in this specialised area, delivering an excellent level of customer service, particularly in some of the more challenging markets. This was reflected in the impressive client retention figures.”
Tony Sofianos, CEO, Wings Travel Management said: “This is an honour to win Best Travel Management Company for the second year running. The entry process for these awards is very demanding and the judges are rigorous and totally impartial, so to win again this year is an incredible achievement for Wings. I am so proud of our people and the dedication they show in servicing our clients, whilst delivering the best possible costs savings, without ever compromising on traveller safety.”
Wings’ submission for the Business Travel Awards emphasised the travel management company’s unique position in the marketplace as the only independent TMC to wholly own and manage all its operations globally. This means Wings operates off a single technology platform, including its own front/mid-end reservations system TMA (Travel Management Application). The advantages include: follow-the-sun servicing solutions; consistency of service globally; the ability to access and amend existing bookings via any Wings office; and reliable on-demand data and critical safety support in each market.
The entry also highlighted Wings’ expertise in travel risk management and providing traveller safety support to clients of all sizes, particularly in high risk markets. Supporting documents also featured Wings’ White Paper ‘Travel Risk Management in a Changing World’ and case studies demonstrating Wings’ specialist skills in handling complex travel and logistics to clients where travel is a critical part of their business model, such as the security, energy and finance sectors.