CT Business Travel, experts in corporate travel are the UK’s largest organiser of trade missions, organising and managing up to 3 trade missions every week of the year.
Trade missions provide an excellent opportunity for businesses to visit overseas countries meeting relevant, targeted companies with the aim of identifying new potential clients and exploring what business opportunities exist in that market. At the same time companies also learn how business is conducted in the country they would like to target.
CT Business Travel works with mission sponsors, such as UK Trade & Investment, Governments and local business links. The average mission CT Business Travel operates is generally 15-20 attendees although they can be larger, and whilst missions can be organised anywhere in the world, the vast majority tend to take place in the Middle East, Africa, the Far East and South America.
The advantage of taking part in a CT Business Travel mission is having everything arranged for you - flights, accommodation, transportation from and to the airport and the meetings, plus all the meetings themselves. The meetings are set up with relevant local companies all of which have expressed an interest in meeting the mission’s participants. CT Business Travel and the British High Commission provide a brief on the mission’s purpose and the types of companies the mission’s participants would ideally like to meet. Naturally by going through this process all companies in attendance have already expressed their interest in exploring new business opportunities; this approach therefore leads to highly productive trade missions for all the parties involved.
An example trade mission CT Business Travel operates 4 to 5 times a year is oil missions to Saudi Arabia, where companies take part in the mission to identify who they can sell their products and services to overseas, such as a company trying to sell valves for a particular type of pipe, or other such specialist equipment.
Overall being part of a trade mission provides companies a fast track route to meeting suitable companies to trade with overseas, generating high quality opportunities that often lead to the development of long and prosperous partnerships.
CT Business Travel, trading for 21 years, is one of the largest independent business travel agents in the UK. Providing travel management services to clients both large and small, and who already have an impressive range of national and international clients.
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