back to article Capita Group snaps up travel agent for biz types Expotel

Business process outsourcing group Capita, daddy to Capita IT Services, has slurped business travel booking agent Expotel Group for £16m. Capita grabbed Expotel, which handles UK hotel, business travel and conference booking, to snap onto its existing business travel operations and provide events management as well. Expotel …


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  1. Titus Aduxass

    Profitable, no?

    "operating profit of £32m on turnover of £16.3m"

    Now that is impressive!

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "travel solutions"

    "both bespoke, niche solutions and a unique end-to-end travel proposition to its current and future clients"

    And if it's anything like the "travel solutions" [Agent X] used to force on the employees of the global corporate where I used to work, the company will be paying way above the going open market rate, but Purchasing will insist you use [Agent X] because if you don't use [Agent X] Purchasing don't get their end of year kickbacks of one form or another.

    Net benefit overall to the employee and employer: zero or negative.

    Net benefit to the "travel solutions" provider, and Purchasing: that'll do nicely, thank you.

  3. James 51

    operating profit of £32m on turnover of £16.3m

    @ Titus - That's what I was thinking.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    for asset stripping and leaving the business to bleed to death.

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