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New Head Of Sales At Portman/Clarity
Portman/Clarity is continuing to strengthen its senior team with the appointment of Ewan Kassir, as the new Head of Sales UK and Ireland for its combined business. Reporting directly into Paul Casement, Director of Sales and Account Management, Kassir takes responsibility for promoting Portman/Clarity's business offering and developing new opportunities for the merged business. Kassir will undertake the new role with immediate effect. Pat McDonagh, CEO of Portman/Clarity, comments: "I've been wo
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Irish Awards Joy For Portman
Travel management company Portman's Irish operation has scooped a prestigious business travel award.Portman won Best TMC at the ITM Business Travel Awards Ireland, which were held at the Westin Hotel, Dublin.The award recognised the business's investment in new technology, its retention of high profile clients  and the success of its European Centre of Excellence, based in Tralee.Portman's Irish operation has, in the past 12 months, increased revenues by 39 per cent, thanks to a roster of m
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Portman/Clarity Announces New Joint Leadership Team
Portman/Clarity has announced its new leadership team following the acquisition of Portman by the Mawasem Travel & Tourism Group four weeks ago (1 November 2016). Redmond Walsh takes on the additional role of Executive Chairman of Portman/Clarity and CEO Pat McDonagh continues to report directly to Walsh. The leadership team is a combination of senior representatives from both companies. Their brief is to understand the core values and benefits of each business to form a new travel mana
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Portman Travel and Clarity Travel Management To Merge
Two of the UK's leading travel management companies have announced today that they are to merge, creating the seventh biggest TMC in the country.Portman Travel and Clarity Travel Management are to become one business following the acquisition of Portman Travel by the owners of Clarity Travel Management, Mawasem Travel & Tourism, for an undisclosed fee.Pat McDonagh, chief executive of Clarity, will lead the merger of the two businesses. He says:  "Portman Travel and Clarity are similar s
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Portman Launches PortmanOne Self Booking Tool
Portman, one of the UK's leading travel management companies has launched the online self-booking version of their multi award winning technology, PortmanOne.Since the successful launch of PortmanOne as Portman's consultant point of sale booking tool, the company has had overwhelming feedback and demand from clients and prospect clients for the technology to also be available as a self-booking tool. Users of PortmanOne Online are now able to benefit from all the developments and unique features
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Portman names David Bishop as Sales Director
Portman, one of the UK's leading travel management companies, has today announced the appointment of David Bishop to the position of Sales Director. Effective from 3rd October 2016, Bishop will be responsible for all Portman's sales activities both domestically and globally, working closely with Radius Travel, to drive Portman's growth in new sales. Commenting on the appointment, Portman's CEO, Steve Allen said: "we are delighted to have David back. He was responsible for leading the team ove
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Conference and Events revenues up 35% at Portman
Portman, one of the UK's largest independent Travel Management Companies (TMC) has reported significant growth in its conference and events revenues in the first quarter of 2016 after winning several new clients and strengthening its specialist team.Joanne Kirk, National Operations Manager for Conferences and Events commented: "Since we consolidated our team from a number of locations across the UK under one roof in East Kilbride, our momentum and results have been impressive. The sales are up b
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