Mumbai, 10 December 2014: AVIAREPS, the global leader in tourism, aviation and hospitality representation with 52 offices in 43 countries around the world, has become an official Affiliate Member of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), a specialized agency of the United Nations. As part of its Affiliate Membership,AVIAREPS will gain access to a global network of 400 institutional and professional associates in 156 countries, as well as specific information about challenges, market trends and the development of the tourism industry.
Michael Gaebler, Chairman and CEO, AVIAREPS said, “We are honoured to have our Affiliate Membership to the UNWTO ratified, creating a milestone for our organisation as we celebrate our 20th anniversary since establishment. The people at AVIAREPS passionately believe that the pursuit of professional excellence and connecting international best practice with local expertise creates a better, more meaningful, peaceful and wealthier world. We actively seek visionary partners within the aviation, tourism, retail and trade promotion industries, as we believe that when our clients in these industries thrive they deliver grass-roots anti-poverty and wealth-generation results as well as international understanding opportunities, faster and more effectively than any other.”
Gaebler added: “As an Affiliate Member of the UNWTO we are keen to make our contribution in achieving the UNWTO’s fundamental goal of maximizing tourism’s socio-economic influence while promoting sustainable and commonly accessible tourism.”࠼o:p>
As part of the collaboration AVIAREPS will be able to benefit from the vast network and opportunities provided by the UNWTO, including possibilities for international collaborations, partnerships, new business opportunities, sharing of best practices, and access to decision makers that will enable AVIAREPS to create added value for clients.
AVIAREPS has established itself within India since 2004 with its head office located in Mumbai, where it conducts an array of tailored representational services including General Sales Agent (GSA) services, marketing and public relations activities for such organisations as The Welsh Government, Visit Wales, VISIT FLORIDA, Rhaetian Railways (RHB), Engadin St. Moritz, Davos Klosters, Disney Destinations, Tourism Toronto, SIXT Rent a car, AirBerlin, Air Namibia, Xiamen Airline, Azul Airlines and others.
For further information about AVIAREPS visit: www.aviareps.com
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. As the leading international organization in the field of tourism, UNWTO promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability and offers leadership and support to the sector in advancing knowledge and tourism policies worldwide.
The UNWTO headquarters are located in Madrid (Spain). Its membership base currently includes 156 countries, 6 Associate Members and 400 Affiliate Members representing the private sector, educational institutions, tourism associations and local tourism authorities. Together with its members, the UNTWO aims to reinforce the relationship between public and private sectors for a positive development of global tourism. UNWTO is dedicated to promoting tourism as an effective driver of economic growth and provides support and leadership to sectors looking to advance knowledge through education and training, and tourism policies across the world. At present, UNWTO is involved in development projects in over 100 countries globally.
Founded in Germany in 1994 with an extensive office network spanning all continents with 52 offices in 43 countries, the AVIAREPS Group is the world’s leading airline and tourism management company with over 90 airlines and more than 90 tourism clients in its portfolio. In addition to providing well established passenger General Sales Agent (GSA) services and tourism marketing representation, clients are also offered expertise and services in public relations, advertising, IT solutions, consulting, financial services, airport marketing, and trade & retail promotion.
2014 marks the 20th anniversary of AVIAREPS. Whilst this milestone moment provides an excellent opportunity to reflect on the successes of the past AVIAREPS firmly has its eyes fixed on the future.ࠁgenda 2020 has been launched, which is a strategic corporate plan to increase growth whilst ensuring thatAVIAREPS remains ahead of its competition and at the forefront of international best practice. A key part of the agenda will see AVIAREPS further opening and deepening its activities and dealings with emerging markets for client growth, as well as extending multinational contracts with current and new clients through the development and delivery of cost effective and tried and tested results-driven products and services. Another key of Agenda 2020 will be the creation of new products and services based on innovation, creative solution making, synergy maximisation and the development of cost reducing platforms. Generating added value for clients was, is, and will remain the source of AVIAREPS’ success and main driver and consideration within all of its client portfolio operations. For further information, please visit www.aviareps.com or follow us on:
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