Long-time Helloworld for Business member Anywhere Travel has announced it will switch to the CT Partners network effective from 01 Sep.
Founded in 1982 by Barbara Whitten and the late Ruth Weinstock, Anywhere Travel has now been trading for 40 years with strong clientele in the academic, corporate, leisure and business events sectors. The agency is a long-standing and high-profile member of Helloworld Business Travel, with the Helloworld website currently still boasting that “with a team of 27 staff Anywhere Travel is one of the largest independent travel agents in Australia”.
The agency said it had made the decision to join CT Partners “due to the alignment of values and the calibre of CT Partners’ membership”. GM Nik Young said “after two years of the pandemic we needed a partner we could rely on for support and strength in the current travel landscape”. “We chose to sign with CT Partners because we recognised the value in joining a like-minded membership base and saw the growth potential for our business by drawing on their expertise across both the corporate and leisure travel components of Anywhere Travel,” Young added.
CT Partners CEO Matt Masson said “we’re incredibly proud that established businesses such as Anywhere Travel recognise the opportunities of our unique and fully transparent model”.
“As a not-for-profit business, our objective is to grow our members’ businesses, rather than our own,” he said, adding, “the key point of difference is that we don’t have to worry about the impact of decision making on the share price or dividends”. Masson said CT Partners’ purpose was simply to ensure its members thrive and exceed in their individual business goals “through tapping into our market leading buying power and industry leading expertise”.
Each member of the group is an equal shareholder, with an equal say in the future direction of the CT Partners network, he noted. The group has now added about a dozen new agencies to its ranks over the last 12 months or so.