Ian Allan Travel wins place on £100 million Academic travel management framework.

Ian Allan Travel wins place on £100 million Academic travel management framework.

Ian Allan Travel is delighted to have been successful in securing a place on the new framework to supply Travel Management Services to UK Universities and associated businesses, with a potential annual spend in excess of £100 million.
Pat O’Neill, Ian Allan Travel’s Managing Director, said “We are delighted to be on the framework so that we can continue our long-standing relationship with the UK’s academic sector. Our ongoing participation in the framework means that we can build on existing relationships as well as forging new ones.”
Ian Allan Travel is a family owned business which recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary. The Company has specialised in providing travel management services to Universities for many years, and Paul Allan, Ian Allan Travel’s Chairman and son of the Founder Ian Allan said. “It’s fantastic that we can continue to use the wealth of experience and expertise our staff have accumulated over a significant period, to advise and work with the UK’s Academic Institutions, now and in the future. Intricate knowledge of this sector is vital to ensure that we continue to build and strengthen these relationships.”
One of the aspects that supported Ian Allan Travel in winning a place on the SUPC framework was their duty of care technology. Pat O’Neill said “We’ve invested heavily in our technology offering in the last three years with products that centralise duty of care and are highly cost effective, and we’re very pleased that this investment is starting to bear fruit. Our dedicated staff have a wealth of experience and we are totally committed to provide our customers with the very best travel management service at all times.”

Background
The tender exercise was run by Southern Universities Procurement Consortium and the framework is available for members of the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC), North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC), North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC), the Higher Education Purchasing Consortium Wales (HEPCW) and the Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges Limited (APUC).