AMSTERDAM – The Association of Corporate Travel Executives announced a higher level of partnership with oneworld, the group’s first exclusive Global Access Partner from the airline industry. The announcement was made at ACTE’s international travel summit in Amsterdam, an event drawing 891 participants including 207 buyers, 14 airline CEOs, and dozens of ranking industry executives from 50 countries.
“This is the perfect event and setting to make this announcement,” said ACTE Executive Director Greeley Koch. “Never before have so many top business travel managers and airline industry heads come together under one roof. It is fitting that ACTE and oneworld have started working together, here, at the highest level, to drive change, innovation, and progress on a global scale. These additional resources guarantee an especially energized and ambitious program from ACTE in 2017. I welcome oneworld to ACTE’s global sphere of influence.”
oneworld has worked with ACTE as a sponsor of its events and activities around the world – the last two years as a Chairman’s Circle partner. Now, the alliance will play a more strategic role in ACTE’s plan to introduce new technology, further develop traveller centricity, and promote a more perfect work/life balance for travellers, while boosting corporate profitability. oneworld will feature prominently in ACTE’s three biggest global conferences in 2017, all of which take place in the alliance’s key hubs:
- New York, 23-25 April.
- Tokyo, 15-16 August.
- London, 11-13 October.
“oneworld aims to be the first choice airline alliance for frequent international business travellers – who are just the people that ACTE is in business to represent,” said oneworld Director of Sales Jose Maria Alvarado. “oneworld is honoured and delighted to be building on the successful partnership we have developed with ACTE to become its first top-level Global Access Partner from the airline industry.”