Viajabien is a young but experienced business travel operation which provides a broad range of corporate travel services including group travel and Incoming. They are supported by the latest Travel Technology and operate with a strong focus on customer service. Based in Madrid, Viajabien has another location in Zaragoza and have plans for further expansion.
Director General and co-Owner, Jorge Espinós, is keen to work closely with other ITP partners and to support our plans for developing business in Latin America. He is also involved in local Industry affairs and serves on the Board of Grupo TAG, the main Spanish Travel Industry association.
ITP Côte d’Ivoire – Capital Connect
Capital Connect, based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire’s economic capital, are market leaders in Corporate Travel which makes up the majority of their business activity. They also handle MICE and some Leisure travel activity. Côte d’Ivoire is a fast-developing African market and Capital Connect also has close links with the Travel Industry in other French-speaking African countries. They also have an Airport office and have plans for further system developments including online booking.
Mr. Jean-Marie Behou
ITP Tanzania – Emslies Travel
Based in Dar es Salaam, Emslies Travel was established in 1984 and they are amongst the Top Four TMCs in their market. They have a broad mix of business but their main focus is on Corporate Travel Management. Together with Acharya Travel, our partner in Kenya, ITP has a more consolidated presence in East Africa and both ITP partners are well-placed to benefit from regional commercial opportunities. Emslies Travel’s new website is expected to be launched by early May.
Head of Business Development
News from ITP Partners…
“Colombia de Colores” – The new product line of Swiss Andina Turismo
We have been working to consolidate the best tourist centres in each city and region of our country to design an exclusive portfolio for our customers. In order to fully meet our customers’ expectations when choosing Colombia as a travel destination, we are delighted to present a comprehensive collection that makes Colombia a unique and innovative destination.
We have taken the cultural wealth, nature, gastronomy, climatic and human aspects of our country to classify our land in different genres characterized by colours and personalized services.
Colombia Nature and Adventure: is green. Here you will find the best options in Ecological Tourism, one of the most developing tourism trends of today. Discover the best experiences with nature in the different magical settings our country has to offer.
Cultural Colombia: is red. Enjoy the Colombian culture: the flavours, gastronomy, parties and carnivals. Explore the legacy of our ancestors and discover the story of a country full of traditions and joy, with great musical wealth, dances and crafts.
Colombia and its beaches: is blue. Where Santa Marta, Cartagena, San Andrés, and the Pacific Ocean are the gateways to the diversity of colours in its seas conveying a sense of peace, rest and relaxation.
Not forgetting Colombia’s great cities Medellin and Bogota: they are yellow. Besides being business centres, where we can propose excellent options for executives with unusual niches events and conventions, they are cities that offer an opportunity to live and appreciate the huge advances in development and infrastructure they have undergone to offer quality and warmth to all visitors
These cities are ideal for sharing on any trip!
These colours illustrate the exciting and diverse opportunities Colombia has to offer and we invite you all you to come and experience it!
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TQ Travel Quality – ITP Portugal
THE SECTOR OF TOURISM IN PORTUGAL
Tourism is one of the pillars of the economy in Portugal, representing more than 4% of Portuguese GDP and employing more than 300 thousand workers. Over the last three years, the sector has been recovering on a consolidated basis and the pace of growth has been above expectations. In 2015, Portugal received 19.2 million guests and 53.2 million overnight stays. The segment of business travel in Portugal remains dynamic, despite facing some challenges not only at the level of the markets but also in the monitoring of new trends and traveller profiles.
PROFESSIONALISM AND QUALITY OF SERVICE
The TQ Group is made up of highly qualified and experienced professionals in the field of travel consultancy, using the most advanced travel management technology. Rigor, efficiency and quality of service are the main values that TQ – Travel Quality assures its customers, who also guarantees the advice of the best solutions and the accompaniment before, during and after the trips or events. The added value of TQ – Travel Quality is the high qualification and experience of the employees, as well as the availability and 24-hour service, directly with the account managers.
The TQ Group, headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal, was created in 2008 and currently consists of three companies: TQ – Travel Quality DMC (Destination Management Company), TQ – Travel Quality – Eventos e Congressos, Lda dedicated to the Market of corporate and private events and TQ – Travel Quality Travel – Agency of Travel and Tourism, Lda whose core business are the business trips.
TQ – Travel Quality DMC offers a complete package of tourist services such as experiences, hotels, Lisbon Card and various tours, transfers, etc.
TQ – Travel Quality – Travel Agency is dedicated to providing services to companies, acting as consultants in the management and organization of business trips, groups and incentives, meetings, congresses and also in the personal travel of their clients.
TQ – Travel Quality – Events and Congresses aims to operate events in Portugal such as Incentives, Congresses and Conventions.
Recently, the TQ Group has launched a new department, TQ Pharma, exclusively dedicated to the pharmaceutical industry. TQ Pharma will invest in the organization of national and international events, individuals or groups, distinguishing itself by the monitoring of the whole process of management and monitoring of the event.
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Comet – Your fast track to entry visas
ITP has teamed up with Comet Consular Services, one of the leading companies within its field, to supply its members with professional immigration and visa services.
Comet has from the very beginning assisted many TMC’s and their clients with these services and understands how to add value to the end clients.
With 30 years of experience in the industry and an extensive network of partners worldwide, Comet will make the visa application process as easy as it can possibly be.
From its Nordic hub, their Global Immigration team stands by to assist ITP Partners.
ITP Hotel Programme 2017 – Design Hotels Announce Two New Member Properties
Never one to jump on a bandwagon and chase the latest craze in design and travel, Design Hotels™ has been honing its craft for over twenty years. With two new members and a total of more than 290 member hotels around the world, it’s a portfolio of seasoned storytellers and clever curators of hospitality.
Hotel Viu Milan is rewriting the rule book on how to make an entrance in Italy’s capital of cool, taking centre stage in Milan’s hip Porta Volta neighbourhood with its stunning glass façade framed with lush vertical garden. The recently opened 124-room Design Hotels™ member is surrounded by an exquisite cross section of Milanese culture: from centuries-old historical monuments to grand shopping boulevards and cool drinking dens. It is set to become the area’s hottest landmark thanks to its impeccable Milanese design, in-house Michelin-starred chef, and spectacular rooftop pool.
The Robey Chicago perched high above the six corners of Damen, Milwaukee, and North Avenue, stands stoically as the only skyscraper for kilometres, stretching 61-metres tall and home to 69 guest rooms, Café Robey, a second-floor lounge, a guest-only rooftop lounge, and an exclusive rooftop pool. The Robey captures the storied spirit of Chicago: a bustling, ever-changing, big-shouldered town.
The hotels are ideally suited and are part of the ITP Preferred Hotel Programme offering dedicated rates and added values. Please contact your local ITP Partner for your hotel bookings and accommodation requests. Should you require any further details please contact your representative.
ITP negotiated rates at selected Design Hotels are available for bookings via the local ITP partners’ sales consultants and online.