More than 150 senior travel management executives descended upon the Raffles Istanbul recently for the 2015 Radius Travel Global Summit, representing Radius Travel member agencies from across the globe, including nine experts from the Travel and Transport and Ultramar Travel global team. This annual event served as a tremendously fruitful opportunity to talk with our global partners in person, collaborate on how to serve our clients better, and brainstorm new ways to “make global work.”
Our company had excellent representation at the event, with four executives from Ultramar Travel, including Michel Botbol (President), Evan Friedman (Executive Vice President) Carolann Martini (Senior Vice President, Client Consulting) and Barbara Yarar (Senior Vice President, Operations), as well as five from Travel and Transport, including Tim Fleming (Chief Operating Officer) April Wheeler (Vice President, Account Management), Phil Crofton (Managing Director of Global Sales), as well as Hollie Whaley and Rebecca Cardenas (Global Account Managers).
One of the key advantages of the Radius model is the local expertise our member agencies provide. During the early hours of the summit, our team met with Radius Travel member agencies from across the world, discussing local best practices for ticketing, visa requirements, best-in-market tools, online adoption, and more for specific agencies, countries and regions. This fruitful time touched everything from staffing shortages in the travel industry in Singapore to food preferences in India. We bring this local expertise to our clients everyday.