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Agency cievents forms group travel team

Global event management agency, cievents, has added a dedicated group travel team to its existing four business areas: event production, creative services, event management and meetings. 

George Turner (pictured) has been appointed as manager corporate groups to lead the group travel team’s expansion. He joins cievents from parent company Flight Centre Travel Group, where he was responsible for setting up and managing the group department for leisure travel and SME business travel clients.

Turner has over seven years’ experience managing multiple teams in the retail and wholesale travel sector.

“This change in structure enables us to provide a dedicated team of experts in group travel,” said Lucy Francis, general manager, cievents UK. “We see this as a huge area of growth from clients who don’t necessarily want a fully managed event and are looking for a low-touch solution to get their delegates from A to B, combined with event registration and reporting. 

“cievents has the advantage of in-house access to unrivalled travel options and supplier deals through our parent company Flight Centre Travel Group’s £10bn global negotiation strength,” added Francis.