Reed & Mackay, the TMC, has acquired the UK-based Business Travel Direct division of Ickenham Travel Group. Fred Stratford, group CEO for Reed & Mackay, said the company’s focus has always been on strategic growth, built both organically and through acquisition where there is “a natural and strong alignment to our core values.” Peter Reglar, CEO of Business Travel Direct, said the company’s clients can now look forward to receiving the same great service, delivered by the same teams in the same locations, but now with the backing of a truly global TMC. In the last 12 months, Reed & Mackay has opened an office in New York City, acquired Concierge Travel Group in Australia and formed a strategic alliance in the Netherlands. Its International Partnership augments the TMC’s global coverage with 4,000 travel experts across 40 countries.