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In July, market leader BeStar joined the ITP network giving ITP an established presence in Central Asia with three locations in Kazakhstan and one on Uzbekistan. BeStar’s works with clients to achieve the key objective of combining value with quality, supported by a wide range of travel technology including on-line booking and provision of management information. Through Skyway, they are the official travel operator of EXPO 17 located in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan since 1997. BeStar/Skyway can offer a full range of tourism services for this event from budget options to VIP arrangements. The event started in June this year and will continue until 10th September. This is one of the largest exhibitions of 2017 with over 100 countries represented.  

ITP – International Travel Partnership, one of the world’s fastest-growing travel management consortiums, is very pleased to announce the appointment of beSTAR Travel, headquartered in Kazakhstan, to its corporate travel network. beSTAR is a fast-developing, fully-licensed business travel operation with on-line booking and ‘high touch’ services. Supporting technology includes recently-developed solutions and together with internal and local GDS’. “We are very proud to have beSTAR as our partner in Kazakhstan, an important market for the Oil and Mining sectors”, said Ian Epps, Director of Partnership Relations at ITP. “With their additional location in neighbouring Uzbekistan beSTAR gives ITP an established presence in the region.” Yelena Chigrina, Deputy Executive Director at beSTAR, said,” Joining ITP – International Travel Partnership is an important step for beSTAR Travel that will open […]

Algosaibi Travel has partnered with ITP for over six years and has been operating since 1954. Over the last sixty years the company has evolved as a full-fledged travel service organization specializing in corporate, leisure, online, destination management services and holistic travel related services in the region. With such an array of opportunities Algosaibi Travel has rebranded to clearly define their proposition and demonstrate their abilities to the market.  The new branding and name Gosaibi Travel clearly defines the product and service offered and directs existing or new customers straight to the service required. GO Business, GO Holidays and GO Bahrain are the new brands with focus on Business Travel, Outbound Holidays Travel and Incoming Travel. Gosaibi Travel has made a change to their leadership following the retirement […]

With the recent addition of two new African TMC partners, the number of markets covered by ITP in sub-Saharan Africa is now six, all of which are prominent economies. ITP’s two new partners are in Côte d’Ivoire and Tanzania and both are market leaders in what are two of the strongest emerging economies in Africa. Côte d’Ivoire was recently described as “Africa’s new economic powerhouse’ with annual growth of over 8% and also gives ITP a foothold in French-speaking Africa. Tanzania is also one of the Top Five fastest developing economies in Africa. We have long-standing partners in other prominent African markets such as Nigeria, now the largest economy, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana, which is important for the Mining Sector. Although there are 54 countries in Africa, […]

ITP – International Travel Partnership, one of the world’s fastest-growing travel management consortiums, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Capital Connect, Côte d’Ivoire, to its corporate travel network. “Capital Connect has developed a strong presence in the Ivorian market during the last few years and their strong focus on business travel has made them a key player in the market.” said Ian Epps, Director of Partnership Relations at ITP. “Côte d’Ivoire has one the fastest growing economies in Africa and Capital Connect’s high service levels have enabled them to both gain and retain developing corporate business.  They are ITP’s first partner in French-speaking Africa and their partnership with ITP makes Capital Connect a significant addition to our coverage in other commercially prominent African markets.” Mrs. Nadine […]

ITP – International Travel Partnership, one of the world’s fastest-growing travel management consortiums, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Emslies Travel, Tanzania, to its corporate travel network. “Emslies Travel is a long-established and prominent player in the Tanzanian market with a strong focus on corporate travel management”, said Ian Epps, Director of Partnership Relations at ITP. “To have such an experienced TMC in this key market brings additional commercial opportunity and complements our existing coverage in other important African markets.” Irfan Hirji, Head of Business Development at Emslies Travel’s, said “This partnership will enable Emslies Travel and ITP to create synergies and propel growth for both companies. We express our gratitude to the ITP team for bringing Emslies Travel on board the ITP network. ”   […]

ITP partners in Denmark have gone through a transformation by merging in to one new entity. The combined companies of Mangaard Travel, Holstebro Travel and Top Reiser Travel, who have been ITP partners for over fourteen years are now called Rejseparnerne A/S. The three travel companies have always had a close relationship in Denmark and with the rest of ITP’s global network. ITP would like to congratulate our long standing partners and wish them every success moving forward. For more information on Rejsepartnerne and ITP global coverage please visit our website www.itptravel.com

ITP is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Dugan to the ITP Advisory Board of Directors. Simon is Director of Sales and Account Management with ITP’s UK TMC partner, Ian Allan Travel, and his appointment follows Paul Allan’s resignation, Paul having recently been appointed to the role of Chairman of the GTMC (Guild of Travel Management Companies) in the United Kingdom.

ITP – International Travel Partnership, one of the world’s fastest-growing travel management consortiums, is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Dugan to the ITP Advisory Board of Directors. Simon is Director of Sales and Account Management with ITP’s UK TMC partner, Ian Allan Travel, and his appointment follows Paul Allan’s resignation, Paul having recently been appointed to the role of Chairman of the GTMC (Guild of Travel Management Companies) in the United Kingdom. For many years ITP has been steered by a Board of five TMC partners representing different regional markets around the world. Each Board member volunteers to serve for a minimum of two years and they ensure that the efforts of the ITP management team meet the commercial expectations of all ITP partners and provide […]

ITP – International Travel Partnership, one of the world’s fastest-growing travel management consortiums, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Golden Tours as ITP’s travel partner in Egypt. Golden Tours is a well-established and prominent agent with a very experienced team and a broad range of Corporate Travel Management services. Ian Epps, Director of Partnership Relations at ITP, said “Golden Tours was established over 40 years ago and is a key player in the Egyptian market. We are very pleased to have Golden Tours as our partner in Egypt and their experience and knowledge can only complement our extensive coverage in the Middle East”. Mohsen Hafez, Deputy Managing Director of Golden Tours, said, “We are very excited about our participation with ITP, and we are sure it […]

On 23rd of January 2017, Sun Holiday Tours were awarded ISO 9001-2015 certification, a significant achievement for the ITP partner in Lebanon.  Throughout the company, many employees worked together as a team to support and drive the process which led to accreditation. The procedure was complex and required changes to be made in many areas of the business to meet the ISO standard and fulfil all of the certification requirements. “Amin Haddad, Executive Manager, commented “We are very proud of the Team and the way they all pulled together to achieve this important goal for our company”. ISO Certification is not a new development in Travel. Many ITP partners are certified and Sun Holiday Tours can now join this group and meet the standards prescribed by so many […]

ITP – International Travel Partnership, one of the world’s fastest-growing travel management consortiums, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Sonfiyat as ITP’s travel partner in Turkey. Established almost twenty years ago, Sonfiyat provides a comprehensive range of corporate travel management services including incentives, meetings and other group travel. “Sonfiyat manages all areas of Travel Management supported by up-to-the-minute travel technology and an experienced and growing team”, said Ian Epps, Director of Partnership Relations at ITP. “We are very pleased to have Sonfiyat as our travel partner in such an important commercial market as Turkey.” Peri Holden, Co-Founder and President of Sonfiyat, said “We are very pleased and excited to join the ITP Network and look forward to working closely with ITP travel partners in other countries, […]

ITP – International Travel Partnership, one of the world’s fastest-growing travel management consortiums, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Click2travel.ro to the ITP Network. Click2travel.ro covers a wide range of both corporate and leisure group travel activity including incentives, meetings, exhibitions and destination management. Ian Epps, Director of Partnership Relations at ITP, said “Romania is a market which has much to offer our corporate clients and is excellent value for money for any specialist group travel activity. Click2travel.ro is well-placed to complement the existing travel management services of our partner, eSky, and between these two partners, all areas of corporate travel in Romania are covered. We are planning to adopt a similar strategy in some other European markets”. Cātālin Mogoşeanu, General Manager of Click2travel.ro said, “Our […]

ITP – International Travel Partnership, one of the world’s fastest-growing travel management consortiums, recently held its annual global conference in Bucharest attended by TMC partners and suppliers from almost 40 countries. The theme for the event was ‘Selling the Value’, and the agenda covered a range of subjects presented by ITP partners and management together with guest speakers. Sessions included, “What is the value of a Travel Management Company?”, “What value do TMCs bring from an airline perspective?” and a panel discussion focused on value relating to customer expectations. Also covered were sessions on multinational client implementation, responding to bids and future technological developments within ITP. Richard Lovelock, General Manager of ITP, said,” Increasingly, TMCs are challenged in their efforts to indicate value against price and demonstrate that […]

ITP – International Travel Partnership, one of the world’s fastest-growing travel management consortiums, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Paragon Events to the ITP Network. Paragon Events is an event management organisation specialising in group travel, incentives, corporate events, meetings and destination management. Ian Epps, Director of Partnership Relations at ITP, said “Paragon Events is an award-winning market leader in this specialist area of Travel Management and they are well-placed to complement existing corporate travel services provided by our TMC partner, AmTrav. Between the two partners we are now able to cover all areas of corporate travel within the United States”. Renee Radabaugh, Managing Director and President of Paragon Events, said, “We are excited at the prospect of developing relationships with our international partners. With several […]