Outside the corporate travel world, travelers crave local expertise. Tour operators promise it; inspiration sites build their brands on it. The local expert rules.
We think the same way. If you want to get around a complex world safely and efficiently, your best bet is to work with someone who has extensive experience on the ground, that is able to create flexible and unique programs tailored to your exact needs.
That’s why we deliver through a network of over 100 trusted, reputable local agencies in 72 markets around the world. We believe it’s the best and most transparent way to run a global travel program. Are we a ‘mega’ TMC or a network? We think of ourselves as both, and our model gives you the best of both worlds.
What’s special about Radius Travel members?
Every agency we work with goes through a rigorous approval process. We review a wide range of criteria, including financial stability, brand awareness and data handling, and the final decision is made at board level – so if you see an agency on our network pages, you can be confident they’re best in class.
Once an agency joins Radius, we continue to monitor their performance. But it isn’t a one-way relationship. We also bring their local knowledge and expertise into our central decision-making. Our agency advisory forum includes agency owners from North America, South America, EMEA and APAC, and has representation on the Radius board.
How does it work?
When you work with us, you get access to the central Radius Travel team. They’re the ones who help to plan and implement your program, and put in place technology solutions that will consolidate data and itinerary information across all your bookings. It’s at the point of booking that our local agencies come into play. They bring local nuance to your travelers’ plans, taking into account everything from local traffic conditions to the first-hand experience of local hotels.
Once the booking’s made, data flows back into our central reporting tools. Global oversight, local execution: like we said, it’s the best of both worlds.