Travel Agents

TAG Group joins forces with renowned corporate travel consultants

Well-known corporate travel consultants Niall McNamara and Luke Hardaker of APEX Travel Group will trade under the TAG Group portfolio across the Asia-Pacific region from next month.

Having made a name for themselves at Flight Centre, McNamara and Hardaker have continued building on their status as experts across the high-service SME corporate and private concierge travel markets over the past 20 years.

TAG’s managing director for APAC, Shane Barr (pictured above, centre), said the partnership with McNamara (pictured above, right) and Hardaker (pictured above, left) is a huge coup for the company, which already has a solid private leisure travel division.

“It’s no secret that the travel industry has been hit hard with the recent global crisis, so to bring news of growth at this time is not only encouraging, but really refreshing,” he said.

“We’re delighted to welcome Luke and Niall to the TAG family.”

Commenting on the move, Hardaker said: “Naturally, we’d heard of TAG and knew their values and culture aligned with our own. Being able to join them and establish their private travel division for the APAC region is a fantastic opportunity.”

McNamara said: “Luke and I have always worked to deliver a high-touch concierge service to our SME clients, but we knew we had to be competitive with the online offerings.

“We built up a following at Flight Centre and Concierge Traveller based on our service, and this was something we were passionate about maintaining and expanding. Luckily, this is TAG’s ethos too, so joining forces was an obvious choice for us.”

The APEX Travel team will be based mainly in the TAG offices in Sydney, but also in remote locations throughout the region.


SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

Tourism

Game of Thrones studio tour and To Be Irish programme launched by Tourism Ireland

Remember when everyone in your office wouldn’t shut up about Game of Thrones? Best not show them this news, or the fanfare may return.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Qantas CEO airs doubts about Bonza’s ability to service new routes

by James Harrison

The battle of the airlines begins before Bonza has even put a plane in the air. We can’t wait to see what happens after lift-off.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Virgin Australia launch three new Gold Coast flights, restart Sydney to Canberra service

The new flight announcements have made everyone pretty excited, especially teenagers going to schoolies and adults going as toolies .

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

“Different doesn’t have to be worse”: Flight Centre’s Renos Rologas talks post-pandemic travel

This FCM heavyweight reckons having a travel expert at the end of the phone will be “like gold dust” for those navigating the new travel landscape.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Silversea announces famil winners for its champagne incentive, appoints new SVP for sales

Knowing that selling cruises can score you free bottles of champagne AND overseas trips has got our editorial team seriously reconsidering our respective career pathways.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

Intrepid amps up active offering with Europe walking collection and its biggest US offering yet

The tour operator’s latest collections target those who spent lockdown binge-watching Yoga with Adriene instead of Squid Game like the rest of us.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Man charged for $5000 quarantine hotel rampage in Tassie

Hotel quarantine can be tough, but this guy took cabin fever to the extreme in a truly unforgettable holiday.

Share

CommentComments

Technology

Former ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie appointed as chair of TRAVLR

Michelle Guthrie will take the reigns as the new chair of the board at TRAVLR, alongside advisor and investor, Matt Berriman as the role of non-executive director.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Royal Caribbean reveal four cruise ships headed to Alaska in mid-2023

Get your diary out for this huge series of cruises coming mid-2023.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Queensland to reopen to all of Australia from Monday

Palaszczuk finally announces the date Queensland borders will reopen for fully vaccinated travellers from interstate hotspots, and what changes they can expect.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Fiji Airways debuts new in-flight experiences for holiday-seeking Aussies

Passengers travelling with the tropical paradise’s national carrier can (literally) rest assured they’re being taken care of with its new economy sleeper option.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Historic Melbourne hotel gets multi-million dollar makeover

Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne has had a modern makeover that pays homage to its turn-of-the-century origins.  

Share

CommentComments