Global Travel Group is seeking to “reduce inefficiencies, streamline our processes and ‘right-size’ our business” as part of a widespread company review by parent dnata Travel Group.
Managing director Andy Stark said action being considered would “more than likely result in a reduction in our overall headcount” as Global consolidated its business but he stressed any outcome would be “keeping focus on how we can continue to support our members and deliver value”.
Dnata announced on Thursday (18 June) intentions to start consultations with staff across its B2B and B2C brands with plans on the table including the proposed merger of operators Gold Medal and Travel 2.
This followed a “wide-ranging strategic review” launched by dnata in March to ensure the group emerged from the Covid-19 crisis “stronger than ever”.
Stark spoke to members and employees to confirm the consortium was also involved in the review and would be making changes within its business.
“The detailed and in-depth review has provided us with a sense of how we can reshape to be future proof in an ever-changing landscape within our sector,” he said.
“The proposals being considered seek to reduce inefficiencies, streamline our processes and ‘right-size’ our business in relation to the changing needs of the travel market, we see this as a way to keep us firmly on a pathway that enables us all to prosper.
“This will – more than likely – result in a reduction in our overall headcount as we consolidate our business, keeping focus on how we can continue to support our members and deliver value.
He added: “We believe that by taking action now, on the advice and consultation that we have received, we are future-proofing the Global Travel Group for the benefit of everybody.”