After Buying Spree, Omnia Partners Is Among GPOs Focusing On Corporate Travel

Last year Altour joined Direct Travel as a travel management service provider within the portfolio of group purchasing organization Omnia Partners. In October, Christopherson Business Travel contracted with the Inter-University Council Purchasing Group of Ohio. These TMCs see consortia as a way to get their feet in the door among networks of dozens or hundreds of small and midsized organizations.

Group buying lets members pool volumes to create leverage with suppliers. They share resources and best practices. GPOs haven't delved as deeply into travel as they have other categories, but there has been some activity over the years . . .

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Author: David Jonas

David Jonas in 2006 co-founded business media firm ProMedia.travel after ten years as a journalist with Business Travel News. David rejoined BTN in 2010 as executive editor when its parent company acquired ProMedia, and in 2014 co-created The Company Dime. David has a bachelor's degree in communications from Cornell University.

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