ITV appoints ATPI as UK TMC
ITV has appointed world leading travel management company ATPI as its sole travel management company (TMC) in the UK. The multi-year contract sees ATPI take responsibility for travel logistics, with a keen eye on supporting the organisation reach its sustainability targets.
Working to create the biggest shows with the smallest environmental footprint, ATPI’s sustainability and technology credentials, global footprint, years of experience in production travel and moving large groups of people, were all factors supporting the appointment.
ATPI will work closely with ITV to reduce its carbon emissions within the travel programme – helping it to achieve its goals and report on sustainable travel developments.
After a competitive pitch process, the appointment is a significant business win for ATPI. The news follows the recent announcement of four new partners to its expanding international network.
Imelda Aspinall, ITV Travel Manager EMEA APAC comments:
“We’re thrilled to announce we’ll be working with the experienced team at ATPI. The enhanced carbon emissions data will really assist our productions in achieving Albert Certification, as well as integrating the Co2 detail at the point of booking, to encourage our bookers to make the right choice, which in turn will support ITV’s Climate Action targets.
The integration of their proprietary traveller tracking system has the ability to incorporate large group bookings which is a real plus, and an essential to any travel programme in the current climate.”
James Draper, Head of Sales – Corporate, Media & Sports UK at ATPI adds:
“Expanding our production and film crew client portfolio by supporting ITV’s travel services is an exciting step. We will be working with them to develop and roll-out a travel programme that fits within their climate change targets. Sustainable travel is an area we’re passionate about as a business, and we’re looking forward to seeing where we can get to in partnership with ITV.”
The ATPI Group operates from more than 100 offices worldwide and has successful operations in corporate travel, corporate event management, online travel technology and specialist travel management for a number of key industries including the film and broadcast sectors. In addition to large production crews, ATPI also has extensive experience of managing the complex travel requirements of other specialist groups such as sports teams, all bringing important experience to the ITV fold.