With over 40 years of experience in organising and managing Trade Missions our consultants understand that a successful Trade Mission can only be achieved by careful planning, excellent time management and in depth knowledge of the market. Here is what our clients have to say about our service ...

"I worked with CT Travel for the first time on our Trade Mission to China in March 2016. They scoped out the logistics for us, providing us with great options for flights, hotels, delegate dinners and networking venues, and helped our delegates navigate the process of obtaining a VISA. I cannot fault the first class service both I and our delegates received. Nothing ever seemed too much trouble, the team were quick to respond to any of our queries, and they had excellent budgetary control. They felt like an extension of our team."

Paula Kemp, Trade Mission Manager, Breakthrough, Santander

"As a customer of CT Trade Missions, Pathfinder Trade and Invest have found many advantages over the average travel agent. They have a group of experienced staff who understand the requirements of a busy business person who is frequently changing schedules. Continuity and access to staff is also important and most of the staff I deal with I have dealt with for many years, they do not chop and change, and we have excellent relationships.


Out of hours access is also important. As I lead a number of business trade delegations from all over the UK to the Middle East and beyond, and they are always prepared to go the extra mile. CT Trade Missions maintain excellent relationships with our trade delegates who join us on overseas missions as well as our Embassies overseas.


I have always found their prices reasonable and their dealings honest and have never had any worries in that respect. Altogether I have found CT Trade Missions to be a thoroughly well run organisation and have no hesitation in recommending them."

Michael Thomas, CEO & Founder of Pathfinder Trade and Invest

"TenBroekeCo have utilised the services of CT Trade Missions on several occasions when either travelling as part of a Trade Mission or individually. They are well organised and methodical in the approach, ensuring that trips abroad are reliably structured and efficiently executed. They also listen to their clients' observations and work with them proactively when problems arise. CT Trade Missions is our first choice when arranging overseas travel."

Paul E Tweedale, Director TenBroeke Company Ltd

"CT Trade Missions has provided an extremely high quality of service to the MEA since 2005, offering a superb facility at competitive rates. We have long relied on their professionalism and resources, with an on-going series of successful business Missions. We are deeply impressed, with the friendliness, accountability, and excellent cultural literacy, which is of key importance given the MEA's work. The MEA is glad to recommend CT Trade Missions without question, and would be happy to answer any further questions that may be of assistance."

Peter Meyer, CEO Middle East Association

“Fraser International has worked with CT Trade Missions for the past 4 years, both for the booking of business flights for our own staff via colleagues at CT Business Travel and for larger Mission groups that we have managed. I can honestly say the service has been exemplary; the staff are always courteous and professional and always take the time to listen to you. I have no hesitation in recommending CT Trade Missions.”

Bill Fraser, MD Fraser International

“The Sudan Mission met the majority of my objectives and I found the visit was worthwhile. The Reception at the Ambassador’s residence was very good and this is another good venue for inviting and meeting new contacts.”

“Whenever I go on an MEA trade mission I always come away with new leads and business. This Mission was very successful. An agent was appointed and potential new End User Customers were identified. This visit was worthwhile.”

“MEA trade missions to Saudi Arabia are an excellent introduction to the business environment of the Kingdom…Participation in the mission makes the tortuous process of obtaining a visa much simpler and offers the business traveller the invaluable benefit of the company and shared experiences of the other mission members.”

“The MEA trade mission was very useful for making contacts with senior decision makers. I benefitted immensely from the mission leader’s knowledge and the good relations which he has clearly maintained with the Kingdom, as well as from the networking opportunities on offer”

“Our Mission to Kurdistan was very successful. The trip was very well tailored to my needs and my clients, and the response was very positive from those I visited.”

“I think it [the Mission] was very successful and the Mission Leader and KRG representative excelled in their roles: because of them I met with several influential people in the field I was interested in.”

“As a first introduction it was very worthwhile. The visit demonstrated that there are many opportunities there. It also gave an insight into how business and ministries operate.”