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Travel Management

 November 30, 2011
Areka Consulting Expands Team; Wins Business From Major Global Clients

 Areka Consulting, a new independent consulting company specializing in global travel management programs, has announced strong results in its first year of operations. Launched in the last quarter of 2010 by four seasoned travel management professionals, the company has grown to a team of 10 experts operating out of three regions (Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas). Areka Consulting has already signed contracts with major global organizations in the banking, chemical, oil and gas, pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors to provide services ranging from air and hotel strategy and sourcing, travel policy design, data consolidation and reporting, and agency bid management.

According to Pascal Jungfer, Areka Consulting CEO, many procurement and travel managers are interested in working with consulting companies independent from the major travel management companies who service them. "Until now, the only alternative was to work either with specialists focusing on specific local or regional markets or the consulting arm of the TMCs. We set up Areka Consulting to fill the need for truly global, independent travel management consulting services."

Based in Brussels, London, New York, Paris and Sydney, Areka Consulting provides organizations worldwide with customized end-to-end travel management services based on innovative proprietary tools, aimed at simplifying processes for clients and making travel sourcing and program management more efficient. With its international team, the company enables clients to quickly roll out global solutions that take into account local conditions in their main countries.

Areka consultants offer longstanding experience in travel management consulting and sourcing on behalf of leading global organizations. The company's four partners are former colleagues from the global consulting branch of Carlson Wagonlit Travel: Pascal Jungfer, Mike Mannix, Guillaume Bizet and Aurélie Duprez (formerly global vice president, vice president Asia Pacific, senior director Europe, and senior consultant respectively at CWT Solutions Group). To-date, they have been joined by six industry experts with background in leading travel management companies and in-house travel management roles: Scott Morcaldi (New York), Julie Crawford, Jennifer Mundle and Carol Randall (London), Francis de Broux (Brussels), and Lin Hu (Paris).

Areka Consulting

Areka Consulting is an independent consulting firm providing customized, end-to-end travel management consulting services to organizations worldwide. Created in 2010, the company is managed by four partners based in Paris and Sydney and is present across Asia Pacific, Europe and North America thanks to a growing team of experts in these markets. Areka Consulting brings a unique combination of global skills and fully independent advice, drawing on specialists in key areas including travel program strategy, sourcing, policy design, data consolidation and performance reporting.