ITP is very pleased to announce the appointment ofAtlas Limited, New Zealand, to the ITP Network.
Roy McDonald, Managing Director of Atlas, said,”Today this is achieved through diligently partnering with exceptional peer groups and organisations who share the same core values and philosophy with us, hence our excitement in becoming an ITP – independent travel partner; enabling us to provide valued customers with a global spectrum of quality choices, exclusive offerings and substantial savings.”
ITP increases coverage in the Middle East
ITP – International Travel Partnership is delighted to announce the appointment of Travel Center Tours to the ITP Network. Based in Amman, Jordan, Travel Center Tours are market leaders in corporate travel and are also able to provide Travel Management services in Iraq.
Travel Center Tours was established in 2001 and since then, has always made Travel more rewarding through a wide array of exceptional services, inspiring packages and life–enriching products. This creativity is also replicated in their approach to corporate travel management with a pro-active mindset and attention to detail.
ITP – New General Manager Appointed
It is with pleasure that ITP announce the appointment of Richard Lovelock as General Manager with immediate effect. Richard Lovelock has over 30 years experience in Sales, Account Management and Supplier Relations with airlines and multinational Travel Management networks.
Jean-Claude Fert, Chairman of ITP, said, ”Richard has much experience and knowledge of the Business Travel Industry which will complement that of the rest of the ITP Management Team. His Sales and client management skills will also help us to enhance ITP’s Travel Management value proposition for both new and existing corporate clients.”
After a transition period during Q1 2016, Virginia Palla will step back from the GM role and concentrate on the management and introduction of ITP’s products and services portfolio.
ITP Partner Showcase
ITP Iran – East Express
Following years of isolation Iran is opening up again offering the chance for travel opportunities and new discoveries. East Express Co Ltd, ITP-Iran partner for 8 years, is well positioned to meet all your business travel needs.
Expert in the travel and tourism field since 1972, East Express has been at the forefront of travel in Iran being the first travel company to sell hotel accommodation and all other travel related services since 1992.
In 1999, “Beautiful World of Travel” was set up to provide incoming and outgoing services what ever your requirements might be. Adventure, culture, pilgrimage, relaxation or meetings and incentive, Iran has it all.
Contact East Express Co Ltd, for your exclusive Iranian partner professional, they will be very happy to assist.
Alexandra Henriques, previously Marketing Manager at TQ Travel Portugal has recently been promoted TQ Travel Quality Marketing Director. Alongside managing the partnership between ITP and TQ Travel, her responsibilities include product development, new accounts management and promotional collateral design for meeting and events. Currently, Alexandra is developing a new company website and app to align the company with its new corporate image and improve TQ’s client corporate service.
With a degree in Travel Information, Tourism Promotion and Marketing specialisation from the Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies, Alexandra has had an extensive and varied career in the tourism sector from teaching Tourism Marketing to Account Management and Marketing operations within various travel agencies.
Many congratulations Alexandra, we wish you all the very best in your new role.
ITP Lebanon – Sun Holiday 20th Anniversary
Sun Holiday Tours has recently celebrated its 20th anniversary at its offices, followed by a lunch with all the team.
It was an emotional moment recalling all the years that saw us grow from a small company trying to find its way in an extremely complicated geopolitical situation in the area to become one of the pillars of the tourism industry in Lebanon.
It was also the occasion to announce our intention to become ISO 9001 and to redesign the Sun Holiday Tours website.
Despite all the problems around Lebanon and in our business field, the enthusiasm to expand in the next 20 years is alive and well.
Amin Haddad Executive Manager
GTS Travel Mobile App
ITP Saudi Arabia – Global Travel Solutions (GTS) launches mobile application; the “GTS Travel App”. The app is connected to all reliable suppliers/airlines, and will enable users to book and track their trips.
ITP Hungary – Lupus Travel have celebrated their 20th anniversary.
An ITP partner since April 2006, Lupus Travel is also celebrating an ITP 10th anniversary.
Congratulations to Miklos Farkas and his Team!
ITP Preferred Suppliers Highlights
Etihad Airways – New mobile app
From 19 April, guests will be able to download the Etihad Airways mobile app from the Apple Store.
The app will allow guests to organize every aspect of their trip, from flight search to check-in and tracking flight times.
Guests who download the app before 30 May will enjoy 10% off and earn 250 bonus Etihad Guest Miles.
Visit the App Store to download it now!
Amadeus – WANTED: World’s most passionate travel consultants
Amadeus is asking travel agents around the world to submit videos in a global competition to find the world’s most passionate travel agent.
“Successful businesses are driven by passionate leaders and passionate employees. This applies to all industries, but we think it’s especially relevant to travel agencies and their consultants, because what really sets them apart from their competitors is their passion and ability to offer the right travel experiences to their customers. Amadeus Selling Platform Connect was designed to free travel agencies from any technological constraints so that they can focus on exactly that,” says Decius Valmorbida, VP of Distribution Marketing at Amadeus.
The competition runs until October 31. To participate, travel consultants must submit a video showing how they put their passion to work. A jury will select the final three winners from the top ten most voted videos. Winners will be announced in November with a professionally-made video promoting their businesses and their passion through Amadeus channels.
Etihad Airways – Codeshare partnership with Avianca
Avianca, one of Latin America’s leading airlines, becomes the latest airline to enter a codeshare partnership with Etihad Airways. Additionally, from May 2016, members of the Etihad Guest programme and Avianca’s LifeMiles programme will be able to earn miles on the codeshare flights. Read more >>
2016 ITP Preferred Hotel Programme
City Express Hotels Mexico
We are delighted to announce the addition of City Express Hotels Mexico to ITP’s 2016 Preferred Hotel Programme.
City Express Hotels is a Mexican company founded in 2002 to specifically serve the business traveller. The first City Express hotel was opened in 2003. A year later, the City Suites brand was born followed by the introduction of the City Junior brand in 2008. Today with more than 96 hotels and a broad presence in Mexico, City Hotels is the fastest growing chain in Mexico.
Experience City Express Hotels for modern, environmental efficient hotels located across business locations in Mexico. ITP negotiated rates at selected City Express Hotels Mexico are available for bookings via the local ITP partners’ sales consultants and online