Gabe Rizzi, President of Travel Leaders Corporate, announced a major international expansion for the organization. 40 major travel agencies from Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia have become new members of their global network. In Europe, many of these new international partners are the largest travel agency in their respective countries. This expansion quickly transforms Travel Leaders Corporate into a robust international player in the managed travel sector.
Combined, the network now has agency representation in nearly 50 countries. The increased international coverage allows TLC to service companies with travel volume in the $100 million range that need continuity of service as their employees travel globally. "The addition of this group of international agencies enables Travel Leaders Corporate to service multi-national travel fulfillment contracts backed by one of the largest networks in the world. I’m glad to be working with this robust team of top-level professional travel agencies and will be adding more regional coverage to our organization over the coming year,” said Angeles Yugdar, SVP of International Markets for Travel Leaders Group, who is leading the expansion efforts and overseeing the new regional team members.
The addition of these member agencies allows Travel Leaders Corporate to widen its offering of multi-national account management with highly personalized service. Rizzi notes, “Clients will be serviced by local agencies who are leaders in their markets providing premium corporate travel services that are supported by our vast array of technology solutions.” Members will be able to support both international accounts and local customers through Travel Leaders’ end-to-end technology suite that provides client management, online trip authorization, data consolidation and analytics, meetings technology and customer reporting tools.
Clients will be serviced by local agencies who are leaders in their markets providing premium corporate travel services that are supported by our vast array of technology solutions.
The newly-joined international members will also have access to Travel Leaders’ comprehensive suite of resources. Those include the company’s extensive hotel program, including its highly-curated SELECT Hotels & Resorts collection, its network of international destination companies (DMC) and access to education and training resources.
The moves marks yet another enhancement to TLC service offerings. In the last year, the travel management company has continued to add to its industry-leading products and services like:
- CARE, an innovative 3rd party Duty of Care solution to help corporations keep their business travelers secure and informed around the globe;
- Business Travel Insights, which uses Travel Leaders Corporate’s expertise to take streams of travel data and create easy-to-understand, quick to action, personalized dashboards for travel managers and business executives and
- CONNECT, which provides business travelers with 24/7 real-time booking information and SMS text alerts about disruptions to their flight arrangements.
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