Brazil’s oil & gas industry is booming and only expected to continue to rise for the next decade. Ninety-three percent of senior Oil & Gas professionals in Brazil expect the sector to grow even further. According to a 2019 McKinsey & Company analysis, Brazil could see a 70% increase in oil production by 2035. Investments from international oil companies and independent producers are contributing to a major growth opportunity. Will you be part of it?
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One of the largest and most experienced agencies in Brazil, AVIPAM, has partnered with Travel Leaders to provide travel services and customer support. With large and expanding offices in Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo, the agency is uniquely positioned to serve corporations dealing with local Oil & Gas suppliers as well as other industries with business in Brazil.
As an owner-operated agency, AVIPAM has over 70+ years in the Brazilian travel market offering services like corporate travel fulfillment and customer service along with Meetings & Events planning and currency exchange brokerage. The agency employs over 300 staff located all over Brazil covering more than 500 clients. It’s not all about Oil & Gas, although that is what’s booming right now. They work with financial services companies like banks, insurance companies, and stock traders as well as sectors like entertainment, pharmaceuticals and education.
AVIPAM president and owner Antonio Fernando Slomp has been running the company for 35 years. He notes, “our focus on business travel started with becoming the first agency in Brazil with Sabre. From the beginning, we’ve been focused on partnering with the right technology solutions. In 2000, we added SAP BackOffice and today we are a global client reference for SAP technology.” AVIPAM's revenue was $444 million in 2018 and could reach $1 billion in 2022, said Slomp.
Leveraging their deep experience with regional and global clients, Travel Leaders’ partner in Brazil is making it easy to provide seamless business travel coverage for US-based companies to access their operations in Latin America. With 850,000 travelers every year, AVIPAM knows how to make your company's travel program work.
Angeles Yugdar, SVP of International Markets for Travel Leaders Group, oversees all regions in the worldwide division and welcomes the esteemed AVIPAM into the network. Yugdar said, “The leadership of AVIPAM and professionalism of their staff are highly valued and will truly enhance our service offering within Brazil, one of our most important markets.”
AVIPAM pairs technology & data solutions with personalized service to optimize and simplify the whole process of business travel management. The only travel agency in Brazil with SAP systems and a business unit for reconciling debits and credits of the most widely used means of payment in the market, which ensures 100% invoice reconciliation.
There are AVIPAM teams located in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janiero airports and partners stationed in all of the main airports of Brazil. Your company is in the hands of experienced professionals who have been delivering travel services for decades.
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