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Key Travel Opens Office in the North East of England

Leading Travel Management Company opens office in Newcastle city centre following announcement of travel management partnership with Northumbria University

Key Travel, the leading international Travel Management Company that specialises in managing complex travel programmes for the Academic and Charity sectors, has announced the opening of a new office in the North East. The office opens on the 2nd November 2015 and is located in Newcastle City Centre.

The opening coincides with the announcement that Northumbria University has appointed Key Travel as its new Travel Management partner following a competitive tender in the summer.

“We are absolutely delighted to be working with Northumbria University. It has a truly innovative culture and international reach, attracting students from over 135 countries across the globe. With more than 100 important partnerships in major global economies, the university creates a community of learners and opportunities for their students and staff. We are working with them to ensure both their domestic and international staff travel is cost-effective, efficient and safe” says Mark Henry, Key Travel’s UK Managing Director.

“We have been considering the location for another UK regional office following our successful launch in Edinburgh in 2010. The complexity of the travel we manage on behalf of our clients requires our travel consultants be experienced and highly-trained with an international outlook. We believe the North East gives us access to the range of capable and diverse people we need.” The new office will complement Key Travel’s other UK offices in Manchester, London, Liverpool and Edinburgh as well as its presence in the USA and Benelux.

The Northumbria University team welcome Key Travel’s commitment to establishing a presence in the North East. “We will give Key Travel all the help we can to build a strong base in the region and have already established a link to our business school and its talented students” says Chris Reilly, Chief Operating Officer at Northumbria University. “Key Travel has a similar profile to the University in being an innovative, UK-based organisation with a global outlook and we are looking forward to developing a mutually beneficial relationship with them.”