Barrhead Travel has merged its business travel arm with corporate travel giant Altour group.
The Barrhead Business Travel team, based in Scotland, will retain its branding and identity during a transition period. The move follows the February 2018 acquisition of Barrhead by US-based Internova Travel Group, which owns the Altour brand.
A Barrhead Travel spokesperson said the corporate travel arm was “a very, very small part of what we do”.
“It makes sense to move it across under the Altour banner, it gives them global reach, but they will still be working from Scotland.”
In a separate move, Altour has also added Yorkshire-based Good Travel Management to its independent contractor model, retaining its identity.
Maria Baty, managing director, Altour UK, added: “All core functions in Barrhead Travel’s corporate team – including sales, operations and client services – have moved across to Altour UK.”
“As the Barrhead Business Travel team have a strong identity and client-following in Scotland, their branding will remain in place for the time being – there are no immediate plans in place for this to change.
"While still operating under the Barrhead Business Travel name in partnership with Altour, they’ll be able to provide their clients with the global reach and services offered by Altour.
“Both Good Travel Management and Barrhead Business Travel are renowned for their personal approach to client services and they truly represent Altour’s ethos and passion.”