Amidst increased requests to provide its business travel expertise
and management services in Japan, Corporate Travel Management (CTM) has
answered their customers’ calls with the opening of CTM Japan.
The new office in Tokyo represents a step forward in CTM’s expansion
plans in Asia, after already establishing itself in Hong Kong,
Singapore, China and Taiwan. CTM Japan opens its doors in Tokyo to meet
increasing customer demand for domestic and international travel in the
The decision to bring CTM’s operations into Japan, according to CTM
Asia CEO, Larry Lo, was due to customer feedback for local, on the
ground CTM servicing from Japanese businesses and international
customers operating in the region.
“Based on very robust customer feedback over the past few years, we
have been working behind the scenes to cement our growth strategy for
the Asia region, noting that when international travel impediments lift
across Asia the rebound in travel activity is expected to be
“Our customers in Asia and international markets have expressed their
desire for the same CTM service and technology experience in the
Japanese market – a market with high servicing and technology
expectations – and we are proud to launch our new Tokyo office and
experienced team on 1 July.”
CTM’s foray into Japan marks the company’s second regional expansion
in Asia this year, hot on the heels of its Safe2Travel acquisition in
Singapore in April.
Among its acquisitions, CTM also recently acquired 1000 Mile Travel
Group, a SME-oriented business travel agency, that operates across
Australia and the UK.
“1000 Mile Travel Group is a hugely successful business that has
created a unique value proposition for agents who wish to not only
manage their own SME portfolio from home, but also grow that portfolio
and be used by corporate clients,” said Jamie Ferras, CTM’s founder and
“We are confident that this acquisition will complement CTM’s
strategic corporate travel offering, while providing significant
benefits to 1000 Mile Travel’s network of independent agents and their