TRAVELSAVERS TWIN Global Travel Management Company Plants Flags on Five of Seven Continents

Dépèche transmise le 6 décembre 2011 par Business Wire

TRAVELSAVERS TWIN Global Travel Management Company Plants Flags on Five of Seven Continents

TRAVELSAVERS TWIN Global Travel Management Company Plants Flags on Five of Seven Continents

OYSTER BAY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The TWIN (TRAVELSAVERS Worldwide Independent Network, www.twintravelmanagement.com) global travel management company today announced a major expansion into Russia, Asia, Italy, Germany, and the U.S. With these strategic moves, the company is now helping multi-national corporations control their travel spending by providing on-the-ground representation on five of seven continents: North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

“We’re very selective in our process of identifying and inviting travel agencies to become part of our global travel company”

“Travel is the second largest expenditure for most corporations today,” said Rick Mazza, President & CEO of TWIN. “Travel managers have the tough job of controlling expenses while keeping employees safe as they traverse the globe. We’re helping companies cost-effectively meet these objectives through our organization of top travel agencies and suppliers worldwide. We pool our resources to provide the most integrated multi-national business travel solutions available today. We understand the importance of having a travel management partner that maximizes the financial advantages of a global program and delivers it with a local, personalized touch.”

TWIN provides corporations with a global preferred rate hotel program featuring over 96,000 negotiated hotel rates in 124 countries; a policy-compliant corporate self-booking tool; a travel data consolidation tool; the industry’s leading 24-hour global emergency travel service; and in-country representatives in 23 countries.

TWIN has now expanded its global service by establishing locations in:

Russia – The newest TWIN member, ctms Travel, has been servicing the corporate travel industry for over 20 years. Within that time they have grown at a rapid rate covering travel services around the world, including Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Russia, with expansions to continue in 2012. The agency offers an extensive and diverse suite of services; an impressive list of proprietary travel technology; and employs inimitable service and cost saving programs. ctms Sports was also established in 2011 to provide custom travel services to large NHL and NBA sport franchises as well as university and college sports teams.

Asia – New member SingExpress Travel is a large agency group in Asia with headquarters in Singapore. They also own and operate a travel agency in Malaysia, one in Macau, another in Hong Kong and 30 more in China. The agencies handle all facets of travel including: corporate travel, leisure travel, MICE, inbound logistics, luxury cruise holidays, premium tour packages, car rental, worldwide ticketing, and hotel booking and travel insurance.

Italy – A leader in its region, Frigerio Viaggi was established in 1974 and today operates in various sectors of travel including: retail services with nine offices; franchise networking (Frigerio Viaggi Network was established in 1999 and currently has 63 franchises throughout Italy); and business travel, MICE, leisure and holidays, supported by over 200 employees.

Germany – Established in 1996 and based in Hamburg, Germany, Image Tours is a full-service travel management company that offers travel services and technology solutions for corporations worldwide. The agency’s core services are: business travel; MICE; special hotel programs for China, Russia, Baltic states and former Soviet states; 24/7 call center service; online bookings; and visa services.

In addition to its international expansions, TWIN has also deepened its presence in the U.S. with the signing of two new domestic agencies:

New Orleans – Lagniappe Travel Services has been providing individualized service to corporate accounts worldwide since 1987, and has a 97 percent client retention rate because of the tailored service they offer each account. The agency’s services include 24/7 accessibility, online booking engine, corporate reporting, VIP services, all leisure travel, and MICE. They also specialize in handling travel for offshore drilling companies marine and crew change.

Atlanta – With almost 40 years in the travel business, Teplis Travel is one of the top 100 independently and privately owned agencies in United States. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA the agency is a highly respected travel management company with a global client list. In 2006, Teplis became a Cliqbook® Distributor and its expertise in several technology solutions has contributed to their astounding success.

“We’re very selective in our process of identifying and inviting travel agencies to become part of our global travel company,” said Mazza. “We believe that each of these agencies will contribute greatly to our collective strength. They, in turn, have gained a substantial competitive edge when soliciting and servicing mid-sized, large, and multi-national clientele because of the resources of our global network, knowledge base and negotiating power.”

To find out more about the TWIN global travel management company, independent travel agencies, suppliers and corporations can visit www.twintravelmanagement.com, email twinsales@travelsavers.com, or call 516-624-0500 x5080.

TWIN (TRAVELSAVERS Worldwide Independent Network) is a global travel management company that provides end-to-end travel solutions for corporate clientele of all sizes. TWIN has an in-country presence in key regions around the world, including: Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, United Kingdom, and the United States. Leading travel agencies participate as licensees in this powerful network. TWIN provides the infrastructure, technology and resources to help them find new accounts, service multi-national accounts locally, obtain foreign business from other members, take advantage of inbound business, coordinate joint RFPs -- and provide business travelers with the most efficient and professional travel assistance available today.

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