In line with their ambitious FY20 growth plans, Platinum has forged a key strategic partnership with Auckland-based corporate travel firm, Fortis Travel. The mutual licensing agreement will see the two companies represent each other exclusively; operating under their respective company names in each market.
The mutual agreement, which has been six months in the making, will see corporate, leisure and events teams from each company cross-manage clients with a Trans-Tasman presence. In doing so, clients will be able to rely on local-time support for any and all operating branches, and on-site event and conferencing support that optimises their budgets.The partnership was formalised in May by Platinum Director, Andrew Buerckner, and Fortis Managing Director, Blair Huston, with current client implementations now complete. The success of the relationship will be driven by Platinum’s Strategic Account Manager, Lauren O’Dowd, and Fortis Operations Manager, Mandy Nicod, in their respective markets.