MALAYSIAN travel firm, Harpers Travel, has entered into a partnership with HRG to provide a dedicated Meetings, Groups and Events (MGE) service for the latter‚Äôs clients.
Harpers Travel will now trade as HRG Meetings, Groups and Events Malaysia.
Explaining the move, Susan Lancaster, director of Global Partner Relationships with HRG, said: ‚ÄúThere is a growing trend for travel and procurement managers to consolidate their MGE and travel programmes in a bid to improve visibility and transparency. They want better leverage to maximise spend and to benefit from competitive rates. Understandably they want to increase efficiencies to ensure they are getting good value for money.‚ÄĚ
She added: ‚ÄúMalaysia is regarded as one of the next big growth markets in the Asia-Pacific region. We are certainly seeing more activity by our clients especially in the MGE arena so it is imperative that we have the capability in place locally to meet their specific requirements.‚ÄĚ
Describing Harpers Travel as a ‚Äúwell respected company with a team of highly experienced MGE experts‚ÄĚ, Lancaster believes that ‚Äúthe collaboration will ensure every HRG client not only meets their MGE objectives but also benefits from our usual first class service in Malaysia‚ÄĚ.
David Low, general manager of Harpers Travel, will head up HRG Meetings, Groups and Events Malaysia.
HRG continues its relationship with HRG Malaysia (TravelBiz) which will provide all other corporate travel services to Malaysia based organisations.