I’m excited to share with you today that Reed & Mackay has accepted our invitation to join the TripActions team. The acquisition of the global agency expands the suite of capabilities available to TripActions and its clients, and positions the joint group to further dominate the growing market of modern corporate travel and spend.
I want to thank Tracy Baumfield, Founder and Director; Fred Stratford, CEO; and the entire Reed & Mackay team for their brilliance in building a global leader in managed travel and in guiding it with such steady hands over the decades. Their wisdom, as well as the full breadth of experience across the Reed & Mackay organization, will stay with the company and continue to guide it alongside the leadership team at TripActions.
Reed & Mackay is the perfect fit to join the growing TripActions family. With a worldwide presence and an acute focus on high-end service, Reed & Mackay has carved out a niche that delivers specialized technology and the best travel agent service on the market. Paired with the unified solution from TripActions, current and future clients will receive the hands-down best corporate travel and spend experience available today.
As the joint company moves forward, current clients will continue to operate on their respective platforms and technologies. Those under Reed & Mackay’s care will continue to receive the signature, high-end service and technology they’ve always relied on. Later in the venture, VIP clients of TripActions will also be able to tap into those high-end service capabilities.
This has been a disruptive year for everyone associated with the travel industry, and we’ve all felt the impact of the global economic shift. Bringing these companies together is the work of countless employees on both sides of the table. I want to thank everyone at the TripActions and Reed & Mackay organizations for taking this journey with us.
Together, the TripActions and Reed & Mackay teams will move forward to provide the very best corporate travel and spend solution on the market. And through this new partnership, I know that our teams will find much success as we create a new breed of travel management—one that enables effortless travel for our clients.
Ariel & Ilan