Dunfermline Travel Firm Take Off In Press

by Holyrood PR

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Scottish travel management agency lead the way with media success

Scottish PR photography EQ Travel Management in Edinburgh Airport

Equilibrium Travel Management (EQ) has proved a hit with the local press as well as the nationals, scoring a half page spread in The Dunfermline Press with news of their expansion into the US thanks to Scottish PR.

Franc Jeffrey said: “It is a real coup for us to be able to establish ourselves in the US at such an early stage in our business – which is testament to the hard work our team has put in during the past nine months.

“It has always been a great ambition of mine for EQ to operate in the US and we have spent a significant amount of time and investment in ensuring that our Boston office is open and ready for business.

“Through my 25 years of experience in the corporate travel sector, and my previous role which saw me spending a great amount of time in the States where I have built up many contacts, we are confident that this move will be a success.”

This great piece of coverage was achieved by Holyrood PR on behalf of Equilibrium Travel Management.


EQ Flying High In The Travel Press

Equilibrium Travel Management (EQ) has built upon the amazing coverage the firm has achieved to date with the news of its exciting expansion into the US, by appearing on various industry websites this week.

EQ which already has offices in Banffshire and Dunfermline, aims to drive forward transatlantic new business opportunities with its new base in Boston, Massachusetts, making it a third location for the company.

The TMC was formed in November 2011 by Franc Jeffrey, one of the UK’s leading figures in travel management, and aims to challenge the industry by offering its services on a transparent, fee-based system, rather than the commonplace ‘fee plus hidden charges’ model.

Franc plans to use the Boston office as a base for his frequent trips to the US to develop business contracts, and is due to fly out imminently to seek further talent to help boost their operations.

EQ also recently set up an office in the North East of Scotland to cater for the oil and gas sector to support their launch of a specialist offshore and marine travel service.

The Dunfermline based firm is projecting to reach profitability in its first year, which they plan to achieve through their expansion into the North American market, the new offshore service, a dedicated meetings and events service, clinical trials travel and expense management and through building upon their success in the Scottish corporate travel market.

The UK business travel market is worth more than £25 billion a year, according to the Institute of Travel & Meetings, but almost half of all spend is unmanaged. Industry experts suggest that £1.5 billion is wasted every year as a result of staff booking their own business travel.

The firm was created to meet the rapidly changing needs of clients who have been forced by the recession to look to maximise return on spend across all areas of their business, such as business travel.

Franc said: “Travel remains the third largest expense for most organisations, so it is vital that they get the best value for their money.

“To do that, we look to work closely with firms to create a working partnership that understands the company’s travel needs and can evolve and react to market demands and changes.”

These great pieces of coverage were achieved by Holyrood PR on behalf of Equilibrium Travel Management and can be viewed here: ITCM, ABTN, Travel Daily and E-Tid.


It’s 7th Heaven For EQ Travel

Equilibrium Travel Management (EQ) have featured on prominent Scottish business website Business 7 who reported on their exciting expansion into the U.S.

EQ which already has offices in Banffshire and Dunfermline, aims to drive forward transatlantic new business opportunities with its new base in Boston, Massachusetts, making it a third location for the company.

The TMC was formed in November 2011 by Franc Jeffrey, one of the UK’s leading figures in travel management, and aims to challenge the industry by offering its services on a transparent, fee-based system, rather than the commonplace ‘fee plus hidden charges’ model.

EQ also recently set up an office in the North East of Scotland to cater for the oil and gas sector to support their launch of a specialist offshore and marine travel service.

The firm was created to meet the rapidly changing needs of clients who have been forced by the recession to look to maximise return on spend across all areas of their business, such as business travel.

This great piece of coverage was achieved by Holyrood PR on behalf of Equilibrium Travel Management and can be viewed here.


Three’s The Magic Number For EQ

EQ featured in the September/October issue of The Business Travel Magazine with a guest column on transparency in the industry; news of their eco credentials and with Managing Director Franc Jeffrey providing comment within an article on airlines updates.

In the column, Franc spoke about the need for clarity in the business travel world, and how EQ aims to challenge the industry by offering its services on a transparent, fee-based system, rather than the commonplace ‘fee plus hidden charges’ model.

The magazine also covered the news that EQ is going green.

The Dunfermline firm has recently purchased two new hybrid cars in a bid to lower their CO2 emissions, which will be used as the firm’s company cars, acting as the primary mode of transport for its 8 travel executives.

They are also in the process of researching the feasibility of installing a hydro-electric power project which will harness the power of a natural waterfall which lies on the land to provide clean energy to power EQ.

Franc also commented within an article which focused on the rapidly changing world of the air industry – and he was approached to comment on ways in which businesses can do their bit for the environment when booking corporate travel.

This coverage was achieved on behalf of EQ Travel Management by Holyrood PR.

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