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Maxim’s Travel | ITP Australia wins top gong at NTIA 2019 Awards

Maxim’s Travel | ITP Australia The Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) held their annual National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA) at the Sydney’s International Conference Centre on the 20th July. Often referred to as the industry’s Oscars, the NTIA awards are the ultimate recognition of excellence and professionalism. Each year AFTA receives submissions from over 1000 travel industry participants and of that only 200 progress to the finalist round. Best Travel Agency Manager – Corporate Single Location AFTA’s night of nights saw over 1300 travel industry members attend the awards night at Sydney’s ICC. Chris was nominated for the award for Best Travel Agency Manager – Corporate Single Location among a very talented and experienced group of nominees. Some members of Maxim’s Travel team were in attendance. From left to right, Samantha Bartels, Joanne Cranston, Rebecca …

ITP – International Travel Partnership, one of the world’s fastest-growing travel management consortium, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Turismo Rays SpA to its corporate travel network. Turismo Rays enjoys a prominent and respected position within the vibrant travel industry of Chile, one of South America’s largest markets. Turismo Rays focuses strongly on the Large/Middle market enterprises sector and counts many familiar global organisations within their customer base. “The addition of Turismo Rays brings a new dimension to our Travel Management coverage and capabilities in South America. We are delighted to welcome of one of Chile’s largest and most professional independent travel organisations”, said Ian Epps, Director of Partnership Relations at ITP.  Ian went on to say, “We expect Turismo Rays to add considerable value to …

ITP – International Travel Partnership, one of the world’s fastest-growing travel management consortiums, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Star Travel to its corporate travel network. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Star Travel also has an office in Penang and covers a broad range of Travel Management services. Ian Epps, Director of Partnership Relations at ITP, said “Star Travel’s main areas of business closely match those of other ITP partners and give greater scope for multinational client consolidation within the ITP Network.” He added, “With over 42 years experience in the Malaysian market, Star Travel has developed many local affiliations and a comprehensive client base supported by the latest Travel Technology and a knowledgeable and experienced Travel Management team.”   Star Travel Chairman, Manjeet Gill said, “We …

ITP – International Travel Partnership, one of the world’s fastest-growing travel management networks, is pleased to announce the appointment of Hoi An Express as the ITP network partner in Vietnam. Ian Epps, ITP’s Director of Partnership Relations, said, “Hoi An Express has had many years experience working with corporate travellers in Vietnam and they offer a broad range of outbound and inbound services. Their mission is to provide travellers and their employers with a comprehensive and cost-effective Travel Management service through the planning stage to the trip itself using their expertise and knowledge to save their clients time and cost.” Annie Pham, Managing Director of Hoi An Express, said, “We started discussing the possibility of partnership with ITP in 2015 but there were many steps for us to …

ITP – Further expansion in the Middle East   ITP – International Travel Partnership, one of the world’s fastest-growing travel management networks, is pleased to announce the appointment of a TMC partner, Arjaa Travel & Tourism, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Headquartered in Al Khobar in the Eastern Province, Arjaa has four other locations in the Kingdom and focuses strongly on the Oil and Energy sector. “Established in 1980, Arjaa is a subsidiary of Al Majdouie Group. They have plans for further developing their Travel Technology infrastructure and have already established an OTA – On-Line agency,” said Ian Epps, ITP’s Director of Partnership Relations. “We are very happy to have Arjaa as our partner in such a commercially important market as Saudi Arabia and ITP gains an …

ITP – A new TMC partner in Hong Kong ITP – International Travel Partnership, one of the world’s fastest-growing travel management networks, is delighted to announce the addition of Travelux in Hong Kong to its Travel Management network. Established 35 years ago, IATA-licensed Travelux is located in the main business district of Hong Kong and corporate travel management is their main area of business. “Travelux enjoys an excellent local reputation for quality and value in the Hong Kong corporate travel market,” said Ian Epps, ITP’s Director of Partnership Relations. “With their focus on service and plans for the future, Travelux represents yet another step forward for ITP in Asia. With our recent recruitment of a partner in China, the timing is perfect”, he added. “The network partnership with …

ITP – A new TMC partner in China ITP – International Travel Partnership, one of the world’s fastest-growing travel management consortiums, is delighted to announce the addition of Best International Travel in China to its Travel Management network. Based in Beijing, fully-licensed Best International has corporate clients throughout China who benefit from their strong focus on corporate travel, supported by the latest Travel Technology. “With over 80% of their business being corporate, Best International has a good understanding of Travel Management in the Chinese market,” said Ian Epps, ITP’s Director of Partnership Relations. “With their entrepreneurial approach to Travel and their multinational outlook, Best International will be an asset to the whole ITP Network and marks a significant step forward for us in Asia”, he added. “ITP is …

AmTrav, the modern business travel solution built from the ground up, announced today the ability to integrate off-channel bookings into its platform. Now, customers who prefer to book on a supplier web site or other third-party site can simply forward their email confirmations to AmTrav and the booking will be automatically imported. Once there, travelers and their companies will enjoy the same visibility and benefits that they receive for traditional AmTrav bookings, including 24/7 service and assistance from its team of U.S. based travel advisors; inclusion in real time reports; and traveler tracking through AmTrav’s integrated duty of care product. To deliver this solution, AmTrav is taking advantage of powerful email parsing technology provided by Traxo, a Dallas-based software-as-a-service company that is a leader in travel data aggregation …

Global business travel spend grew 5.8 percent in 2017, an improvement on recent years’ moderate numbers, according to Rockport Analytics’ annual GBTA BTI Outlook, put together on behalf of the Global Business Travel Association. Rockport expects to mark 2018 growth at an even higher 7.1 percent. “The two-year period spanning 2017 and 2018 is projected to be the strongest two-year period for business travel since the initial recovery from the Great Recession in 2010 and 2011,” according to the report. Rockport does, however, expect growth to moderate again from 2019 through 2022, as the global economy is late in its current economic cycle. Still, growth is growth, and the industry is striding rather than inching toward the $2 trillion mark. According to BTN Business Travel News, Reporter Amanda …

ITP – International Travel Partnership, one of the world’s fastest-growing travel management consortiums, is very pleased to announce the appointment of YCHS, a division of Yatra Online, to its corporate travel network. YCHS focuses strongly on the Large/Middle market enterprises market sector and, as an established market leader, has broad geographical coverage throughout India. “The addition of YCHS brings a new dimension to our Travel Management coverage in South Asia together with the support infrastructure and professionalism of one of India’s largest travel organisations”, said Ian Epps, Director of Partnership Relations at ITP. “We expect that YCHS will also add value to our already comprehensive coverage in the Gulf Region with many opportunities for regional as well as worldwide commercial initiatives.” “Yatra’s booking platform revolutionises the way business …

ITP – International Travel Partnership, one of the world’s fastest-growing travel management consortiums, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Travex Voyages to its corporate travel network. Travex is located in the centre of Brussels and has been involved in corporate travel for many years. Clients include multinational companies and also the Government Sector. “The addition of a partner of the calibre of Travex Voyages brings yet more quality and experience to ITP, said Ian Epps, Director of Partnership Relations at ITP. “We are very pleased indeed to be able to welcome such a professional and experienced company to the ITP Network.” “We are very happy to be joining ITP – International Travel Partnership”, said Bernard Philippart de Foy, Managing Director of Travex Voyages. “Our business philosophy …

ITP look forward to welcoming you to our annual networking conference in Madrid. The conference starts on the evening of the 19th September through to the 22nd at the Miguel Angel Hotel hosted by our Spanish partner, Grupo Viajabien. Over the three days, we will focus discussions on the change that is happening now in our industry and the changes ITP are making g to improve competiveness and grow business. We will have a full day supplier workshop and social networking programme throughout the event. You will meet new partners and get the chance to renew acquaintances throughout the network. This year’s theme is “Change is now “represents what is happening all around us in every aspect of the Travel industry across the Globe. Be prepared for change …

ITP – International Travel Partnership, one of the world’s fastest-growing travel management consortiums, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Aktina Travel Group to its corporate travel network. Based in Athens, Aktina Travel is a prominent independent TMC in Greece with a prominent portfolio of corporate clients and a broad range of travel management services. “We are delighted to be working with such an experienced and professional Travel operation as Aktina”, said Ian Epps, Director of Partnership Relations at ITP. “They bring a great deal of experience and knowledge to the ITP Network and are market leaders in the Greek market.” Andromache Zerzivili, VP of Aktina Travel Group, said,”It is an honour to participate in such a well-established travel network as ITP. We are excited about the …

ITP Ireland – Special Contribution to the Irish Travel Industry Award

From shipping containers to luxury cruise holidays, George Barter has seen the growth & diversification of the Irish travel industry since the 1960’s. At the Irish Travel Awards, George was presented with the ‘Special Contribution to the Irish Travel Industry Award’, a bestowal after an entire career at the reins of a company that began with his great-grand-father, Joseph Barter in 1865. For five decades, George has had a front row seat for the changes happening within the travel industry. He has taken every trend, development & obstacle in his stride, allowing his business to grow more & more. From adventurous honeymoons to Mallorca in to 1970’s, to Camino Walks & River Cruising, to tightening the company’s belt during the economic down turn, to family holidays to visit …