Winner of Relocate Technological Award and EMMA Award for Technological Innovation 2016

GT History

In the late 1990s, a travel-savvy American observed that relocation management companies and corporate HR tend to have a big problem. How to deal with numerous local destination service providers in multiple locations around the world without getting overwhelmed by the co-ordination and  cultural differences in service delivery and under-whelmed by the uneven quality? How can one ensure the same level of competent destination service whether supporting an assignee in Ulaanbaatar as in Frankfurt, or Sao Paulo, New York or Mexico City?

The answer was simple: a highly focused, single global Destination Service Provider structured around a cadre of its own seasoned consultants, resident in the host cities, and trained to a level of service that reflects the zeal of its founder. Going there is then local…yet very global.

Diana Busk, the zealous American founder, has spent most of her adult life working outside the USA but with a passion to bring well known American-style service to the rest of the world. Headquartered in London, the company was launched providing Destination Services to Relocation Management Companies and the Corporate sector in just four countries. Since then, it has expanded rapidly to over 150 cities spanning 50 countries. And with a culture and method that enormously facilitates a responsiveness to broaden the presence even further, on demand.

Technology has played an important part in the Going-there distinctive.  The company has pioneered the use of relocation on-demand.  A powerful Workforce application, GT2go, is a pathfinder without parallel in the industry. Used in conjunction with our traditional hand-holding programmes, such as Home Search or Settling in, it informs and helps gain efficiencies in the relocation process.  Used as part of our GT Express! programme or as a stand-alone, it’s a practical self-help tool for assignees and families.

With the trust of our clients, the commitment of our people and our ongoing investments in technology and education, Going-there’s second decade is proving to be more exciting and full of growth than the first. 

  • “Our Destination Consultant provided a great level of support and assistance with her deep local knowledge of the real estate market. She has been very open and flexible to accommodate our requests and needs. It has been a great pleasure working with her” Executive, relocation to Shanghai
  • “Our Destination Consultant was indispensable during our transition. He was exceptional: organized, amazingly knowledgeable, courteous, funny, and thorough. He made our transition exceptionally smooth. Top-notch service. ” Business Consultant, relocation to Berlin
  • “Our Destination Consultant understood what we were looking for and she really knows how to help newcomers. She is always willing to help in any possible way. Glad to have her as my Destination Consultant.” Environmental Engineer, relocation to Frankfurt
  • “The meeting and the last two days with our Destination Consultant exceeded expectations. She was instrumental in making me feel comfortable in my new home, registering me with the city office, buying a train pass, obtaining a phone, getting cash, finding grocery options, etc. I cannot imagine how I would have survived without her” Executive family, relocation to Tokyo
  • “My experience with Going-there has been excellent. I would say it was complete peace of mind and I never imagined search for a house in a new country and place will be made so easy and delightful.” Senior Executive, relocation to Dubai
  • “We found our Destination Consultant very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. My wife found the ladies luncheon very warm and welcoming. The pre-assignment visit was extremely worthwhile. We are excited to start our new adventure in al-Khobar” Minerals Engineer, relocation to Saudi Arabia
  • “Your approach truly assists in the moving process and is different to other services that are more reactive or put the onus on the moving party to sift through significant amounts of information and then make a decision themselves. My family and myself consider fortunate to be under your guidance.” Executive family, relocation to Houston