Last week I visited Madrid for a review meeting with our Spanish partner, Grupo Viajabien, and also attended the FITUR Exhibition to meet with some prospective partners. At the Exhibition it was a pleasure to meet with our colleague, Jean-Marie Behou, who is Chef d’Agence of our partner in Côte d’Ivoire. It was also a pleasant surprise to be introduced to Capital’s Directrice Générale, Mme. Nadine Bla, for the first time.
Our partner in Spain, Grupo Viajabien, moved to new offices last October and Director General, Jorge Espinós, showed me around the building. Designed by Jorge and his brother and co-Director, Guillermo, their corporate travel service centre occupies most of the ground floor area in a bright and airy open plan layout. There is also plenty of meeting space and room for further expansion. During the last ten years, Viajabien’s sales volume has increased significantly and they have had regular contact with many ITP partners since they joined in 2017. It is good to see that on to the wall of the service centre they have summarised key stages in their commercial development for all to see. Jorge looks forward to joining us at our next Partner Conference 30th September to 3rd October in Rotterdam.