ATPI is one of the most experienced and long established travel management companies in the travel industry, with parts of the business trading since 1936.
The ATPI Group – as it is known today - was formed in 2002, following the coming together of various separate trading companies in the UK and the Netherlands including the technology company TelMe Farebase.
In 1998 Graham Ramsey (CEO) led the purchase of Seaforths Travel, a specialist in travel services for the oil and gas industry. In 2002, in conjunction with Dutch investors they purchased Ayscough Travel, a travel management company (TMC) with expertise in businesses based in the city of London such as financial institutions, law firms and consultancies. The Investment Group also acquired a minority share of the Dutch travel company ATP, which brought together a group of companies in the Netherlands who had worked in co-operation due to linked ownership.
Led by Graham the management continued to acquire and integrate various businesses into the Group with the purchase of Newhaven Travel in the USA (2003) and MTV in France (2005). In 2006 they acquired the majority of ATP Netherlands, opened offices in Norway, and re-branded the travel group as Advanced Travel Partners.
After a successful management buyout in 2006, the Group continued its buy-and-build strategy, and in 2009 acquired Instone International, a marine specialist business travel agency with an international network of offices. The Group rebranded as ATPI with four brands serving specialist sectors of travel in 2009.
In 2010 the company began to develop its international network of franchises and partners which had expanded to over 70 offices around the world. A wholly-owned office in Sydney, Australia was opened for the first time, and the Group acquired a Singapore-based company, Pathfinder Travel.
During 2012 the leadership team signed a second management buyout in partnership with Intermediate Capital Group (ICG).
In January 2014 ATPI completed the acquisition of Voyager Travel, the leading independent travel management company in Australia, with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.
Continuing their growth strategy, during November 2014 the management acquired Griffin Travel, a specialist travel management company with an operation of wholly owned offices in 13 countries, which will see the Group operate from six new cities around the world.