Travel Leaders Network embarks upon major international expansion

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Travel Leaders Network, North America’s largest travel agency organization, in partnership with sister company Travel Leaders Corporate, has embarked upon a large-scale international expansion program to expand opportunities and provide enhanced service to corporate customers. To date, 40 major travel agencies from Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia have become new members of Travel Leaders Network. Many more agencies are expected to join over the coming months.

“We are creating a network of agencies that will serve as connective tissue enabling us to respond to larger opportunities both regionally and internationally,” said Roger E. Block, CTC, President of Travel Leaders Network. “These agencies, now backed by the scale, technology and tools available through Travel Leaders, are positioned to provide an even more customized, personalized and superior level of service to existing and new clients within their respective geographies.”

New members, some of which are among the largest corporate travel agencies in their countries, join several existing international members of Travel Leaders Network. Combined, the network now has agency representation in nearly 50 countries. Additionally, Travel Leaders Group agencies across the U.S., Canada, the UK and Mexico, inclusive of CTS (Corporate Travel Services), will play a significant role in the international expansion.

“Our plan is to sign one exclusive Travel Leaders representative in key countries around the globe. We are engaging partners who can offer a full portfolio of corporate, leisure and events services and are recognized in their country and by their peers as service-oriented, successful agencies,” said Block.

The newly-joined international members will have access to Travel Leaders’ comprehensive suite of resources. Those include online booking tools, a wide variety of marketing programs, the company’s extensive hotel program, including its highly curated SELECT Hotels & Resorts Program, international destination company (DMC) network and access to a vast array of education and training resources. Additionally, members will be able to support both international accounts and local customers through Travel Leaders’ end-to-end technology suite that provides profile management, online trip authorization, data consolidation and analytics, meetings technology and customer reporting tools. International partners will also have access to some of the marquee leisure programs offered by Travel Leaders Network.

“This expansion program is transforming both Travel Leaders Network and Travel Leaders Corporate into more robust international players with stronger abilities and reach enabling true multi-national account management based upon a highly personalized service model on an international scale,” said Gabe Rizzi, President of Travel Leaders Corporate. “Clients will be serviced by local agencies who are leaders in their markets providing premium corporate travel services supported by a vast array of technology. These innovative agencies are now backed by one of the largest travel agency networks in the world. We’re not a call center operation and neither are they. That’s our sweet spot and our competitive difference.”

Member support will be provided on a regional basis with key positions located in each region, including Latin America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and Asia Pacific. “We have hired regional sales professionals in the areas of sales, operations, technology and account management to create a more localized support structure to best serve the needs of our international members,” Rizzi added.

Angeles Yugdar, Senior Vice President of International Markets for Travel Leaders Group, is leading the expansion efforts and overseeing the new regional team members. Kevin Brown, Vice President of International Sales for Travel Leaders Corporate, is also serving in a key role. New regional team members include:
•Carina Fernandez Grenno, Regional Partner Management Director, Latin America
•Susan Lancaster, Regional Partner Management Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa
•Pat Siow, Regional Partner Management Director, Asia Pacific

New international agency members include:


Global Travel Club LLC


Travel Leaders Brazil




Supported by Vietnam


Supported by Vietnam


Travelux Limited


Trafalgar Tours SAS

Costa Rica

Rutas Aereas S.A.


Supported by Serbia


Travel Leaders Egypt


Marietton Development SAS (Havas Voyages / Ailleurs Business)


Kyvernitis Travel


Grupo Travel

Hong Kong

Travel Leaders Hong Kong


Travel Leaders Indonesia


Lachish Tours


Toppan Travel Service Corp.


Dakkak Travel Agency (DTA)


KAPICO Travels and Tourism Co. WLL


Supported by Vietnam


TAS Baltics Ltd.


JSC Vestekspress


Select Travel S.A.


Arcadia Travel


Travel Biz & Tours


Arcadia Travel


Supported by Serbia


Business + Travel Group


International Meetings and Conventions Panama Inc.


Compania de Desarrollo Turistico SRL – Comdetur


Promotora De Viajes Nuevo Mundo




IBC Corporate Travel International Business Centre Ltd.


Travel Leaders Serbia


STC Travel Swiss SARL (Havas Voyages)


Travel Leaders Thailand


Sky Travel Holdings Limited (Ukraine)


Travel Leaders Uruguay


Molina Agencia De Viajes C.A.


HG Group

The above agencies join Travel Leaders Network’s existing international members which include:


Cozmo Travel


Greaves Travel Pvt Ltd and Orchid Voyages Pvt Ltd


Travel Management International


Cozmo Travel

Saudi Arabia

Cozmo Travel

United Arab Emirates

Cozmo Travel

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