Radius Travel Welcomes Six New Agencies Worldwide
Growth in Europe, India, and the Asia Pacific Region Continues for the World’s Largest Corporate Travel and Meetings Management Network
Radius Travel announced today that six new agencies have recently joined the Radius network of over 130 travel agencies worldwide, adding substantial benefits to clients seeking a truly global solution.
New agencies added to the global network of corporate travel and meetings management agencies include:
- Astrindo Travel Services (Indonesia)
- Biblos Travel (Argentina)
- Latvia Tours (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia)
- Modi Corporate Travel (India)
- Thomas Cook (India), Ltd. (India)
- VR Travel (Denmark)
“Radius continues to extend our reach globally across new and existing markets, and these agencies represent key target markets for Radius Travel and our clients,” said Nicole Wilcock, Executive Director, Global Network at Radius Travel. “We aim to work with multiple agency partners, which encourages diversity in our product offering and provides our clients with a truly global, personalized corporate travel program.”
In Europe, Radius Travel has added Latvia Tours in Latvia and VR Travel in Denmark. Latvia Tours, headquartered in Riga, Latvia, is the largest travel company in Latvia with more than 25 years in business. VR Travel is a well renowned Danish-based travel management company offering corporate travel, group travel, and leisure services. VR Travel is headquartered in Vejle, Denmark, with a subsidiary in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland.
“We are delighted to welcome Latvia Tours and VR Travel to the Radius Travel network,” said Stephen Woodford, Director, Agency Network, EMEIA at Radius Travel. “Both agencies are entrepreneurial in their outlook with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in managing multinational clients.”
In India, Radius Travel has added two new agencies – Modi Corporate Travel and Thomas Cook (India), Ltd.
Modi Corporate Travel has been a leading travel management company in India for more than 30 years, servicing out of three locations in New Delhi, Bangalore, and Mumbai. The company provides expertise in all aspects of travel, including corporate travel services, group tours and packages, MICE, offshore travel management, and auxiliary services. Modi Corporate Travel is one of the ventures backed by the renowned Modi Group. The Modi conglomerate is worth 2.8 billion USD, with a team strength of 1,700 members and core expertise in glass, rubber, travel, franchising, and education.
Set up in 1881, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. (TCIL) is the leading integrated travel and travel-related financial services company in India, offering a broad spectrum of services that include foreign exchange, corporate travel, MICE, leisure travel, value-added services, visa and passport services, and e-business. As the largest omnichannel tour operator in India, TCIL has completely online-bookable holiday products, Forex, visa services, and value-added services. As one of the largest travel service provider networks headquartered in the Asia Pacific region, the Thomas Cook India Group spans 29 countries across five continents, with a team of over 9,700 and a combined revenue in excess of Rs. 6718.7 Cr. (over $0.96 billion USD) for the financial year ending March 31, 2019.
TCIL is not affiliated with the former Thomas Cook Group in the UK. Thomas Cook India Group has been a completely different entity since August 2012, when it was acquired by Fairfax Financial Holdings (Fairfax), a Canada based multinational with varied interests across the globe as well as in India.
“India is a strategic and growing market for us,” said Steve Woodford, Director, Agency Network, EMEIA at Radius Travel. “We are very excited to be able to welcome two market leaders to our network who will provide our global clients a best-in-market servicing solution.”
In Asia Pacific, Radius Travel has added Astrindo Travel Services in Indonesia to its network. Astrindo Travel Services, based in Jakarta, Indonesia, is recognized as one of the leading travel agencies in Indonesia and is one of the largest agencies in that country, with offices in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Bali, and Balikpapan.
“Astrindo is passionate about providing excellent service while staying competitive in Indonesia. Their membership in the Radius Travel network will strengthen our position in this key market in Asia Pacific,” said Rafael Gonzalez, Senior Director, Global Agency Management at Radius Travel.
In Latin America, Radius Travel has added Biblos Travel in Argentina. Biblos Travel is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has served the Argentine market for more than 40 years. Biblos has been part of the Bibam Group since 2017, one of the most important tourism and travel holding companies in Argentina and Latin America. In addition to corporate and events, it offers multi-segment products and services such as retail, online, alliances, and luxury.
“Argentina is a key market in Latin America, and Biblos is a leading company in corporate travel and events, with strong experience providing outstanding service to our multinational customers,” said Gonzalez. “Biblos understands the local market nuances and has the resources, technology, and ability to customize the right solution for each customer. We are very proud to have them join our network.”
“All of our new agencies across the globe meet Radius Travel’s high standards for membership,” added Wilcock. “Their teams’ expertise and knowledge make them valued new members of our network.”
About Radius Travel
Radius Travel, a Travel and Transport company, is the world’s largest corporate travel and meetings management agency network. The Radius network is made up of over 130 independent travel and meetings specialist agencies worldwide, serving every continent except Antarctica. The Radius Global Partnership Program, featuring the world’s leading hotel brands, is one of the largest in the corporate travel market. Radius has staff in six countries.