Andrew Menkes
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CEO & Chairman

Andy_ImgColAs founder of Partnership Travel Consulting, Andrew Menkes draws on his extensive experience in the travel industry to hone PTC’s operational and strategic vision.

Andrew is a 30-year industry veteran with a varied background in the airline, travel agency and corporate travel management sectors. He started his career with a nine-year stint at TWA, including roles as Regional Manager of Interline Sales, and later as the first Regional Manager of Automation Marketing.

Andrew eventually returned to the airline industry for a two-period from 2006 when he was Senior Vice President of Sales – Americas, for EOS Airlines.

Andrew's travel agency background started as founder and CEO of Priority Travel, Inc., a New York-based agency with international offices in London and Hong Kong.  Additional roles in the agency sector included Republic New York Corporation, for which Andrew was their first Vice President of Global Travel Management. 

Throughout his career, Andrew has been involved in corporate travel governance and has been dedicated to furthering the work of recognized associations. Andrew has served as Vice President of Finance and Administration for ACTE (Association of Corporate Travel Executives) and as a member of their Executive Committee. He has also served on the Technology Committee of the Corporate Travel Association of New York, as well as the Board of Directors of GBTA (Global Business Travel Association). Andrew was also a member of the Board of Trustees of IBTM.

A testament to his operational knowledge, Andrew has received recognition as the first travel manager to be accredited by ARC as a Corporate Travel Department (CTD). He also pioneered the first internet-based electronic ticket purchase with British Airways; he initiated a similar web-based program with JetBlue Airways in the US.

Andrew has twice been named one of the ‘Top 25 Most Influential Travel Executives’ by Business Travel News (BTN) – in 1998 and 2000 – and the same publication named him Travel Manager of the Year in 1999.

In 2009, Andrew co-founded PTC International with Huub Smeets.

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