Academic

Academic

Independent travel management offering ethical academic, individual, and group travel solutions. Our off & online teams are vastly experienced guaranteeing logical routes, cost savings & initiative.

 

Established since 1969, Cresta Business Travel has built fantastic relationships and are robust and honourable negotiators ensuring we identify current trends and any opportunities to save you time or money.

WORKING WITH ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.”

Our services are straightforward. We guarantee a fully managed service for business and group student travel programmes, including events and conferences.

Our local in-country presence is key to any global travel programme and we have in market expertise and locally sourced fares, rates, and availability while still accessing our own negotiated rates. As an independent company, we can offer several different payment options payable in different currencies.

We are firm supporters of getting our team to know yours and always will support your events and publications. As a company, we are always seeking initiatives to support sustainability.

 

This is how we work:

We always look for the best logical fare or rate from our UK and International partners whether you need an airfare, hotel, rail, ferry, vehicle hire or conference venue.

Members of The Advantage Travel consortium and the WIN Global Travel Network, enabling us to offer truly independent access to suppliers around the globe.

100% visibility and full reporting analysis.

An experienced academic team led by a dedicated Account Manager available 24/7.

Fully EU compliant.

Sustainability initiatives and reporting - We provide several carbon data reports detailing the carbon emissions data using the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) methodology on emissions, types of transport, mileage, and fuel consumption.

 

Alongside a team handling straightforward travel and more dynamic & creative group, meetings, conference & events planning....

 

We have two great online options:

Traveldoo - Search. Choose. Book. 3 steps, 3 clicks.

Instant price comparison on a single page: quickly compare air, hotel, car and rail fares, including conditions, mapped properties, and cancellation policies. Talk to us about creating a bespoke tool in line with your current partner agreements and travel policy.

Asemblr - Our alliance with the world's first self-service event booking system allows you to plan & book a meeting, team building, incentive, conference, or event within a few clicks. As your workload continues to increase, budgets tighten and KPI expectations soar; this online partnership is a fantastic & unique opportunity for you to combine your travel and meetings planning within one invoice.

 

Our clients say...

Cresta Sport Travel are a highly professional team of sports travel experts, who have been nothing but fantastic to work with.

It’s clear that they understand our needs fully and service them unlike any other agency I have worked with previously. They’re available 24/7, they have an exceptional knowledge of hotels and have fantastic relationships with their suppliers to boot, which in turn, has enabled them to offer us some extremely competitive rates for our trips.

It’s fair to say that their experience working with premier league football clubs, has been invaluable to us, as their knowledge of our team’s requirements is unparalleled – they often know what we want, before we do!

Cresta Sport Travel are an absolute pleasure to work with, Sharon in particular has been instrumental to our relationship with the company.  Their entire team is like an extension of our club, and we’re very proud to work alongside them. I wholeheartedly recommend Cresta Sport Travel to anyone who’s looking to take the hard work out of team travel.

Oxford United

So, how do we get the ball rolling?

Our Heroes would love to hear from you.

Call us for a chat or to arrange an exploratory meeting. Contact us by e-mail, send a carrier pigeon, summon us to a formal presentation of our credentials to your board. Or simply call in for a coffee.

Let’s talk.