Welcome to UNIGLOBE Preferred Travel

UNIGLOBE is one of the UK’s top 10 independent Travel Management Companies, and part of a global network servicing corporates in 90 countries.


We provide flexible, innovative and bespoke travel, meetings and events services to organisations of every size, shape and culture.


Our aim will always be to reduce your costs, eliminate rogue spend and meet duty of care obligations by empowering your travellers, championing policy compliance and providing an un-rivalled traveller experience.


With our worldwide UNIGLOBE affiliation, connected by a single brand and technology platform, we can deliver market-leading air fares, hotel programmes and events across six continents.


Our consultative approach allows us to tailor every aspect of our service to your particular needs without compromising on quality, service or value.


So, wherever you sit in the travel supply chain, we can custom-build a solution for you.

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Key Facts

Intelligent travel & meetings


98% - over the past 5 years we’ve enjoyed a 98% client retention rate



97% of clients would recommend UNIGLOBE Preferred Travel



95% of our clients rate our overall service as excellent or good



92% online adoption is, on average, achieved by our clients

What we do



Travel management enables business by bringing people face-to-face. We are a high-tech and high-touch TMC, helping clients to manage their travel effectively, delivering maximum ROI through innovation, technology and a strong service ethic.



Face-to-face engagement is an essential component of internal and external communication. We work closely with every client to understand their business objectives and translate those needs into a total service for any event or group, regardless of size or location.



Integrated and intuitive technology is essential to a robust travel programme. That’s why we’ve created a portfolio of tools for online booking, expense management and traveller tracking that can be deployed locally, regionally or internationally.



Providing travellers access whenever they need it, wherever they are, that’s why we’ve developed a comprehensive range of tools to deal with challenges, emergencies and the unexpected, quickly and easily whilst supporting the company’s duty of care obligations.

Global Network

UNIGLOBE Preferred Travel is a member of the worldwide UNIGLOBE network, founded in 1980 and based in Vancouver, Canada. We work with other UNIGLOBE network members in more than 60 countries across the globe, providing our respective clients with local assistance, knowledge and enhanced leverage through our buying power.


This means we can deliver a consistent, high-quality travel management service using a common technology platform, to multi-national clients, virtually anywhere in the world.


Over £3.5 billion of client spend is under management through the UNIGLOBE network. These global travel programmes benefit from local intelligence and pricing without having to carry the costs of a multi-national TMC or compromising efficiency, savings or personalised service.

Meet the team

Great service demands great people, and we believe we have some of the best in our industry. Here’s our senior management team in their own words.

John Burroughes


“I’m delighted to be in another exciting phase of my entrepreneurial journey, working with and empowering my hand-picked team to expand the company I bought 20 years ago and the range of products and services we provide to our clients.”

Howard Hunter

Howard Hunter

Director of Sales and
Account Management

“My focus is on making my clients’ travel programmes more efficient, and I’m relentless in delivering the right solutions to every customer. In fact, I’ve spent the last 20 years’ custom building solutions that improve spend visibility, processes and the traveller experience.”

Andrew Burroughes

Andrew Burroughes

Travel and Technology

“It’s my job to provide clients with creative travel technology solutions tailored to their businesses, as well as exceptional service. I’m driven to ensure our teams really understand our clients, and that we’re providing services which meet their individual requirements.”



Uniglobe Preferred is now Business Travel Direct

New brand, same great service

Uniglobe Preferred was acquired by Business Travel Direct in 2018 and the Uniglobe Preferred brand is now being retired. Clients will continue to receive the same great service from the same teams - these will now simply operate under the Business Travel Direct brand.

The change will come into full effect from January 1st 2020.

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