about-us

About Us

For over 40 years Kennedy Travel Management has specialised in travel management for a vast range of businesses and industries, including mining, engineering, agriculture, auction houses, insurance, charities, independent consultants and economic agencies.  We hold licences with IATA, CAA and ATOC so we can handle all aspects of your travel requirements.

It’s important to us that our clients see Kennedy as an extension of their own business when it comes to planning and managing travel arrangements.  We take care of everything from flights, hotels, car rental, transfers, trains, Eurostar and ferry reservations to visa and passport requirements, meet & greet services as well as VIP and concierge facilities.  Our strong relationships with our travel partners across all spectra’s of the industry enables us to provide you with keenly negotiated pricing, complemented by our professional, personalised service.

Every one of our corporate clients benefits from working with a team of experienced  consultants who act as their primary contact for all aspects of itinerary planning and reservations.  We also recognise the importance of budgetary controls and work closely with our clients to create and enforce established travel policies at all levels.

Our strengths lie in the relationships we build with our clients over the years of working with them and we are proud, not only to retain business relations for decades, but to be constantly recommended to others by our existing clients.   We go out of our way to understand your business so we can be sure to provide you with a service that fits your business requirements.

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Meet The Team

It’s all very personal!

Our team is dedicated to handling your travel arrangements so each time you call you won’t hear a different voice at the other end of the phone. You’ll get to recognise our experienced, professional and friendly team of business travel experts as an extension of your business because of the lengths they go to in order to understand your business.

Lisa Oxley

Lisa Oxley

Team Leader

Lisa joined Kennedy Travel in 1991. She joined as a junior retail travel consultant where she enjoyed almost 9 years working in the retail division before joining the corporate travel team in 1999. During her time in travel, Lisa has taken a number of training courses, including British Airways fares & ticketing courses – No’s 1 & 2 and the ATOC (Rail) course.

Like everyone else, Lisa enjoys travelling and her favourite destinations are New York City and Cyprus.

Karen O’Neill

Karen O’Neill

Senior Business Travel Consultant

Karen has worked in travel since leaving school, having initially worked as a holiday representative in Turkey, Tunisia and Cyprus for a large tour operator before returning to the wonderful British weather (which she missed so much!!) to work in retail travel for 5 years. She then moved into business travel and has worked in that sector of the industry since 1995, joining Kennedy Travel in 1997.

During her time in travel, Karen has taken a number of training courses, including British Airways fares & ticketing courses – No’s 1 & 2.

Karen has travelled extensively in Europe as well as the United States, the Caribbean, South America, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand.

Kim Greenwood

Kim Greenwood

Senior Busines Travel Consultant

Kim has worked in the travel industry since 1978, starting in the retail sector, but moving over to business travel in 1981. Having clocked up over 20 years’ service with a large travel management company, Kim joined the Kennedy team so she brings with her a wealth of experience working with accounts, big and small, and in a variety of different industries. During her time in travel, Kim has taken a number of training courses including BA fares and ticketing (I and II) and several customer service courses.

As is true of everyone who works in travel, Kim loves travelling abroad whenever she has the opportunity, and her favourite holiday destination is Turkey.

Robert Myers

Robert Myers

Director - Media & Business Development

Robert has worked in the travel industry since 1977. His early years were with an independent travel agency with offices throughout Yorkshire and Lancashire. In 1980 he moved to Manchester to be part of a team who set up the American Express Travel office.

This experience was the perfect springboard for Robert and in 1984 he joined Kennedy in our North America Travel Service division. He progressed to become manager and opened our Nottingham and Manchester offices in 1988 and 1991 respectively.

Robert was instrumental in the development of our Kennedy Media Division and now has overall responsibility for both Kennedy Media and Kennedy Commercial Travel departments.

Outside his busy work schedule Robert enjoys relaxing to his eclectic taste in music. He has a passion for gardening, growing an array of fruit and vegetables and he also has a love of history, especially pre Columbian civilisations and Native American cultures, oh and we forgot to mention his love of travelling (not surprisingly)!

Mark Standage

Mark Standage

IT Distribution Manager

Mark started work in the travel industry at Deutsches Reisebuero in London in 1986 initially selling continental rail but eventually moving to worldwide travel. He joined Kennedy Travel in 1990, originally as one of our Agency Sales team but he eventually moved over to set up and head our IT department. Mark’s a very keen traveller (he’s visited 65 countries!) and is an avid rail enthusiast, Leeds United Fan and Real Ale aficionado. He enjoys playing badminton & golf and some of his other interests are listening to music, gardening, history and Sci-Fi!

Jane Watkinson

Jane Watkinson

Accounts Manager

Jane’s career in travel started in 1987 with a Saturday job selling foreign exchange. This became a full time role when she finished university, however in 1991 she took the opportunity to travel New Zealand, where she visited family and explored the country. She came back to the UK in late 1991 and returned to selling foreign exchange, however the ‘wanderlust’ bug had bitten her so in 1992 she travelled to Cyprus where she spent a year working in the reservations department for a holiday company, then in 1993 she spent a season as a holiday representative in Menorca.

Jane joined Kennedy in 1994 as an Admin Assistant, moving in to the Accounts Department in 1996. In 2001 Jane returned to education and spent 2 years studying for her AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians). She returned to Kennedy in 2003 as Accounts Manager. In her spare time Jane enjoys walking and being outdoors.

Ruby Briggs

Ruby Briggs

Managing Director

Ruby joined Kennedy in 1976 as typist and part-time book-keeper but soon realised her passion for creating and selling holidays, particularly to the USA & Canada. Having become Assistant Branch Manager in 1979, she moved on to be Branch Manager in 1980. In the mid 80’s Ruby became Sales & Marketing Director and worked closely with Kennedy’s past Chairman, Ed Button, in the development of the company; growing it from a single branch travel agency to a specialist travel organisation focusing on business travel as well as tailor-made leisure travel and the creation of the UK’s leading specialist tour operator for luxury holidays to the USA & Canada – North America Travel Service. In 2006 Ruby became group Managing Director.

Sue Roberts

Sue Roberts

Financial Director
Lisa Oxley

Lisa Oxley

Team Leader

Lisa joined Kennedy Travel in 1991. She joined as a junior retail travel consultant where she enjoyed almost 9 years working in the retail division before joining the corporate travel team in 1999. During her time in travel, Lisa has taken a number of training courses, including British Airways fares & ticketing courses – No’s 1 & 2 and the ATOC (Rail) course.

Like everyone else, Lisa enjoys travelling and her favourite destinations are New York City and Cyprus.

Karen O’Neill

Karen O’Neill

Senior Business Travel Consultant

Karen has worked in travel since leaving school, having initially worked as a holiday representative in Turkey, Tunisia and Cyprus for a large tour operator before returning to the wonderful British weather (which she missed so much!!) to work in retail travel for 5 years. She then moved into business travel and has worked in that sector of the industry since 1995, joining Kennedy Travel in 1997.

During her time in travel, Karen has taken a number of training courses, including British Airways fares & ticketing courses – No’s 1 & 2.

Karen has travelled extensively in Europe as well as the United States, the Caribbean, South America, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand.

Kim Greenwood

Kim Greenwood

Senior Busines Travel Consultant

Kim has worked in the travel industry since 1978, starting in the retail sector, but moving over to business travel in 1981. Having clocked up over 20 years’ service with a large travel management company, Kim joined the Kennedy team so she brings with her a wealth of experience working with accounts, big and small, and in a variety of different industries. During her time in travel, Kim has taken a number of training courses including BA fares and ticketing (I and II) and several customer service courses.

As is true of everyone who works in travel, Kim loves travelling abroad whenever she has the opportunity, and her favourite holiday destination is Turkey.

Robert Myers

Robert Myers

Director - Media & Business Development

Robert has worked in the travel industry since 1977. His early years were with an independent travel agency with offices throughout Yorkshire and Lancashire. In 1980 he moved to Manchester to be part of a team who set up the American Express Travel office.

This experience was the perfect springboard for Robert and in 1984 he joined Kennedy in our North America Travel Service division. He progressed to become manager and opened our Nottingham and Manchester offices in 1988 and 1991 respectively.

Robert was instrumental in the development of our Kennedy Media Division and now has overall responsibility for both Kennedy Media and Kennedy Commercial Travel departments.

Outside his busy work schedule Robert enjoys relaxing to his eclectic taste in music. He has a passion for gardening, growing an array of fruit and vegetables and he also has a love of history, especially pre Columbian civilisations and Native American cultures, oh and we forgot to mention his love of travelling (not surprisingly)!

Mark Standage

Mark Standage

IT Distribution Manager

Mark started work in the travel industry at Deutsches Reisebuero in London in 1986 initially selling continental rail but eventually moving to worldwide travel. He joined Kennedy Travel in 1990, originally as one of our Agency Sales team but he eventually moved over to set up and head our IT department. Mark’s a very keen traveller (he’s visited 65 countries!) and is an avid rail enthusiast, Leeds United Fan and Real Ale aficionado. He enjoys playing badminton & golf and some of his other interests are listening to music, gardening, history and Sci-Fi!

Jane Watkinson

Jane Watkinson

Accounts Manager

Jane’s career in travel started in 1987 with a Saturday job selling foreign exchange. This became a full time role when she finished university, however in 1991 she took the opportunity to travel New Zealand, where she visited family and explored the country. She came back to the UK in late 1991 and returned to selling foreign exchange, however the ‘wanderlust’ bug had bitten her so in 1992 she travelled to Cyprus where she spent a year working in the reservations department for a holiday company, then in 1993 she spent a season as a holiday representative in Menorca.

Jane joined Kennedy in 1994 as an Admin Assistant, moving in to the Accounts Department in 1996. In 2001 Jane returned to education and spent 2 years studying for her AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians). She returned to Kennedy in 2003 as Accounts Manager. In her spare time Jane enjoys walking and being outdoors.

Ruby Briggs

Ruby Briggs

Managing Director

Ruby joined Kennedy in 1976 as typist and part-time book-keeper but soon realised her passion for creating and selling holidays, particularly to the USA & Canada. Having become Assistant Branch Manager in 1979, she moved on to be Branch Manager in 1980. In the mid 80’s Ruby became Sales & Marketing Director and worked closely with Kennedy’s past Chairman, Ed Button, in the development of the company; growing it from a single branch travel agency to a specialist travel organisation focusing on business travel as well as tailor-made leisure travel and the creation of the UK’s leading specialist tour operator for luxury holidays to the USA & Canada – North America Travel Service. In 2006 Ruby became group Managing Director.

Sue Roberts

Sue Roberts

Financial Director
our-services

Our Services

Our award winning services

Everything you need

We want you to see KENNEDY as an extension of your business when it comes to travel arrangements, so we’ll take care of everything from flights, hotels, car rentals, transfers, trains, Eurostar, ferry reservations, visa & passport requirements, meet & greet services as well as VIP and concierge facilities.

Air

KENNEDY offers you true savings on air costs, giving you fare and route management benefits. Our unrivalled experience of routes and fares means we will advise you on the best options both in terms of fares and journey times.

We can offer special fares on all international airlines and will confirm your reservations immediately, saving you so much time trawling through websites, checking fare rules, routes and times!

With our free TripCase app you will receive updates on travel information relating to your flights as well as destination information, maps and terminal/gate information.

Hotel

KENNEDY offers exceptional rates at hotels worldwide. We focus on what our clients want rather than having a bias to any particular hotel group/chain and we’ll always negotiate the best deal for you.

Early check-in, Late check-out, upgrades, VIP arrangements, meeting and function room hire or restaurant reservations are all part of the hotel service we offer.

Concierge, Car, Ferry, Rail & Eurostar

Whether you need self-drive cars, domestic or international rail, ferry or Eurostar/Eurotunnel reservations KENNEDY will deliver every time.

We have a comprehensive network of suppliers we work with in each and every sector of travel so we’re well equipped and committed to making the whole process of arranging your travel plans painless and trouble-free.

Ancillary Services

We’ll assist with any ancillary arrangements for you such as passport and visa applications, providing you with all relevant forms and guidance when required.

Arrangements for VIP transfers, meet & greet services and chauffeur drive as well as assisting with airport parking are just some of the services we offer.

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24/7

We’re always here

Being available around the clock in case of emergencies is something our clients need so our ‘Emergency Out of Hours’ service is a critical part of our service message. It’s efficiently managed by a team of professionals who are fully aware of the needs and travel policies of each of our business travel accounts and their travellers so, no matter what needs to be done – changing flight or hotel reservations or assisting in the case of an emergency – there’s always someone at the other end of the phone or on email who can help.

Our office hours are 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday so the Out of Hours Emergency service is operational at all other times.

Emergency Contact Details
t: 44 (0) 203 130 9656

news

News

 

15 Sep – ELECTRONIC TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION – FLIGHTS TO CANADA

The Government of Canada is introducing a new entry requirement known as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).  This applies to visa-exempt foreign nationals* travelling to or transiting Canada by air.

Effective September 30, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals must obtain an eTA before they can board a flight to Canada. For your customer to complete their application for an eTA, your customer will need their passport, a credit card and an email address. An eTA costs $7 CAD and is valid for up to five years.

Among those exempted from this new requirement are U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. As well, entry requirements for travellers arriving by land or sea have not changed.

To see if the citizens of your customer’s country need an eTA or for them to apply for one, please visit the Government of Canada’s Electronic Travel Authorization website.

* A visa-exempt foreign national is a person who is not a citizen of Canada and is not required to obtain a visa for the purpose of travel based on their country of nationality.

 

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  • Kennedy Travel Management
    4a The Arcade
    Barnsley
    South Yorkshire
    S70 2QN
  • 01226 297 762

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