Broadway Travel plans new consortium
|Broadway Travel has unveiled plans to launch a specialist consortium providing group Atol protection.
It is hoped the bold move will stimulate growth in the web-based independent travel agency sector.
The Broadway Travel Consortia is expected to provide cutting-edge technology and support for 'like-minded' home-working, call centre and web-based travel firms, which make up a significant proportion of those working in travel jobs in today's industry.
There are plans to offer Abta bonding and Atol cover and the agency is going through the process of seeking accredited body status from the Civil Aviation Authority after the introduction of new Flight-Plus rules earlier this year.
It will be officially launched in December and is set to target between 10 and 20 companies with a minimum annual turnover of £4 million.
Broadway Travel's current managing director Adam Pardini will head up the new consortium along with finance director Jill Gardner.
Gardner said: "We are going to be more niche than other consortia, focusing on the sector we are already in.
"We will only work with home-working, call centre and web-based businesses. That's our specialisation and we believe we can add real value to the people joining the consortium with our experience in this sector"
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