Entertainment and financial specialist TMC The Appointment Group has expanded its global operations by opening an office in Australia.

The London-based agency, which already has offices in New York and Los Angeles, has now opened an Australian head office in Melbourne although there will be staff working from Sydney as well.

Managing director Andy Hampshaw said: “It is our goal as a company to build a truly global organisation able to compete and deliver in our niche markets across the world. TAG Australia will be another significant step in completing this global vision.”

The Appointment Group was ranked as the 18th biggest TMC in the UK in Buying Business Travel’s list of the top 50 leading business travel agencies.

CEO John Gianquitto, who was in Melbourne for the launch of the Australian operation, added:  “We are extremely excited by our new company and expect it to deliver the same successful results as in 2008 with the launch of the New York office, and in 2010 with our Los Angeles operation.

“The news of our expansion to Australia has been very well received and to date we have already contracted business in excess of 6 million Australian dollars (around £4 million).”


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