The Most Important Story in Corporate Travel in 2021

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Mergers and acquisitions were undoubtedly the headline in 2021, as corporate travel agencies regrouped after a grueling year battling the pandemic.

There’s always been murmurings of consolidation in the corporate travel sector, for a variety of reasons. Pre-pandemic it was mostly about founders of smaller, perhaps older, travel agencies deciding to call it a day, cash in and sell up to a rival. But consolidation escalated in 2021.

The bigger moves included American Express Global Business Travel buying Egencia, TripActions acquiring Reed & Mackay, and TravelPerk entering the UK with its acquisition of Click Travel. Even