Beyond is travelling in the right direction . . .

Beyond Business Travel
Belfast-based corporate travel management company Beyond Business Travel's founder Edel Doherty (right) and managing director Shauna Burns

Belfast-based corporate travel management company Beyond Business Travel has reported that sales have return to pre-pandemic levels of £16 million.

Founded in 2010 by Edel Doherty, who has more than 35 years of experience in the travel business, the company has built a strong client base of more than 100 businesses in sectors including tech, manufacturing, FMCG, and film and media, and provides a corporate travel management service from offices in Belfast and Dublin.

Edel said: “I’m delighted to see the company return to £16 million turnover, and projections for 2024 are looking extremely good.

“We are looking at the next one to three years and the overall business strategy, which involves adding to our experienced team and working with clients right across the island of Ireland. We are positioning Beyond Business Travel for a period of continual and substantial growth.”

She added: “We’ve been fortunate to work alongside some good clients, and having a great team, coupled with the right technology, has allowed us to not only service clients’ needs but to remain profitable.”

Beyond Business Travel uses dashboard analytics for self-booking and global traveller tracking, ensuring clients’ needs are met.

The company’s managing director Shauna Burns said: “Having joined Beyond in 2016 and been a director since 2020, it is reassuring to see how demand for business travel is continuing to grow.

“We are confident the market will continue to strengthen as we move through 2024 with the likes of in-person and corporate industry events.”

Deloitte’s 2023 Travel Outlook confirmed that business travel was expected to rebound in the past 12 months, with a projected increase of 60% compared to 2022.