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CTM wins Top Agency award for Australia at the Abacus International Conference

Corporate Travel Management’s (ASX: CTD) last night took the gong for Top Australian Agency in the Abacus International Conference (AIC) Awards ceremony, hosted in Abu Dhabi.

The prestigious supplier-voted awards recognise outstanding achievement and performance amongst travel agencies operating in the highly competitive ASPAC region. The awards were part of a three day conference, coined ‘Breaking New Ground’, hosting over 500 leaders from the Asia Pacific travel industry to debate the latest travel technology innovations and the trends now driving booking behaviour.

Abacus International wholly owns Sabre Pacific, a leading provider of technology to the travel industry in the South Pacific region. Corporate Travel Management utilises the Sabre global distribution system (GDS) for booking clients’ corporate travel in Australia and New Zealand.

CTM’s CEO AU/NZ, Laura Ruffles said “We are thrilled to have been acknowledged by our peers as the best agency in the Asia Pacific region. Winning such an award is testament to the shared vision that CTM and our valued partners hold in providing our clients with customised solutions and innovative travel technologies on a local and global scale”.

This latest award for CTM marks another highly successful year, having taken the 2014 AFTA award for ‘Australia’s Best Corporate Travel Management Company’ for the ninth time in eleven years. The company entered the Asian travel market in November 2013 with the acquisition of Westminster Travel, and further extended is US footprint with the acquisition of USTravel and Avia International Travel. The company now operates out of 37 cities in 15 countries.