Exclusive Regional Partner of PTC - Providing Unbiased Global Solutions
Updated: Jul 18, 2020
With a footprint in the USA, UK, France, Germany, Australia and South Africa, PTC consultants are renowned leaders from various sectors of the business travel industry, perfectly positioned to independently assist local and multinational clients.
Areas of expertise include: Duty of Care, Corporate Travel Department (CTD) certification, Tender Development & Management, Supplier Negotiations, Technology, Data Consolidation, Business Process Re-engineering, Strategic Meetings Management, Benchmarking, and integration of Expense Management Systems into corporate travel programs.
CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES (June 23, 2020) – Partnership Travel Consulting, LLC, is pleased to announce it has expanded its consulting team to include industry veterans from the buyer and supplier segments of the managed travel industry.
Founder & CEO Andrew Menkes welcomes his prior international associates in Australia, France, Germany and South Africa, along with Tom Kallas in the US, and the organization’s newest consultants: Dee Runyan, Jim Wilkins, and Melissa Gain. “I’m excited and thrilled to once again work with Tony O’Connor, Brigitte Jakubowski, Riana Fouché, Winfried Barczaitis and Tom Kallas, as well as our newest colleagues: corporate travel agency executive Dee Runyan; Jim Wilkins from Warner Media/Turner Broadcasting; and Melissa Gain from Business Travel News,” said Mr. Menkes. “These days, corporate travel managers and their travelers face huge challenges, and we’ve been encouraged by many of our colleagues to provide independent consulting expertise,” he added. “Our well-rounded team and upcoming 20th anniversary for PTC next year is the ideal time to expand PTC’s global footprint.”
Said Ms. Runyan: "In one of the most tumultuous years our corporate travel industry has ever experienced, I am thrilled to be joining the PTC team and its founder, Andy Menkes, to aid corporate travel managers chart new courses. Andy offers his clients a unique perspective and thoughtful solutions, as he has worn both buyer and supplier hats at various points throughout his career. Times like these demand such creativity and perspective."
Added Mr. Wilkins from Warner Media/Turner Broadcasting: “I’m very excited to have this opportunity to work with Andy and the Partnership Travel Consulting team. For many years I’ve been on the airline and buyer side of the business. I’m looking forward to collaborating with my teammates and guiding companies through the buying process. If there’s ever a time to take Duty of Care seriously and partnering with the right suppliers, it’s now!”
About Partnership Travel Consulting
Partnership Travel Consulting (PTC) is a travel management group with extensive experience in travel sourcing and T&E consultancy. Since 2001, PTC has been recognized in the industry for providing customized solutions to our clients. PTC consultants are renowned leaders from various sectors of the business travel industry. Areas of expertise include: Duty of Care, Corporate Travel Department (CTD) certification, Supplier Negotiations, Technology, Data Consolidation, Business Process Reengineering, Strategic Meetings Management (SMM), Benchmarking, and integration of Expense Management Systems into corporate travel programs.
Founder and CEO Andrew W. Menkes is recognized as the first travel manager to create a CTD, accredited by the Airlines Reporting Corp., for his employer – Republic National Bank. In 2014, he was inducted into BTN Group’s Business Travel Hall of Fame, the first corporate buyer to receive this recognition. PTC has provided consulting services to more than 30 of the Corporate Travel 100 as listed by Business Travel News.