The Business Travel Association has secured a new industry partnership with Travelodge.
The deal highlights the importance of business travel to the 570-strong budget chain and the wider hotel industry as they recover from Covid-19 pandemic.
The partnership marks Travelodge’s extended support for Travel Management Companies and will play an “integral part” in the restart and recovery of the business travel sector, according to the BTA.
The BTA and the hotel group will work together to “enrich and streamline the travel experience for customers, business travellers and stakeholders whilst growing relationships, business and share within the UK travel trade”.
BTA chief executive Clive Wratten said: “We are delighted to have Travelodge joining our ever-growing BTA community.
“Their long-established global presence will provide the business travel sector with the platform and renowned awareness it greatly deserves.
“We look forward to working with Travelodge, to help us restart, re-energise and reinvigorate the travel industry.”
Travelodge sales director Chris Orme added: “Our partnership with the BTA reaffirms our commitment to our fantastic sector and customers, to help get our beloved industry moving once more.
“Working closely together, we hope to increase awareness of the importance of business travel to the UK economy; a goal the whole travel industry must strive towards.
“The BTA’s commitment to their TMC members and partners is a sentiment that mirrors our own, and we are delighted to commence and cement our long-term working relationship.”