Published on Wednesday, October 3, 2012
ProCon Solution is to provide the system infrastructure to support Club Travel's expansion into Africa. After joining GlobalStar as a strategic partner Club Travel in South Africa, who also in 2012 has been voted the leading travel agency in Africa for the 6th year running, is planning to continue its profitable growth by establishing up to 10 new African GlobalStar partners. Through a new agreement with Club Travel ProCon will be supporting the international expansion on the ProTAS Mid- and Back Office system. A new global ProTAS system platform provides Club Travel the capability to streamline all core administrative processes and to meet customers with identical high services on local conditions, all in a single system.
Copenhagen, October 2012: After 9 years successful partnership supporting Club Travel's South African operation on the ProTAS Mid- and Back Office system, the agency has signed a new 5 year agreement with ProCon Solution enabling Club Travel to expand its operation internationally across borders in Africa.
After an evaluation of alternative local suppliers Club Travel concluded that the ProTAS platform is the best and most effective choice for supporting its international expansion strategy. The determining factors were the scalability of ProTAS and the capability of managing multiple countries within a single database configuration allowing for centralized support of the new international Club Travel offices throughout the African continent.
Gary Mulder, Financial Director, Club Travel said:
"Over the years our cooperation with ProCon Solution has enabled us to create a competitive advantage ensuring a successful implementation of our expansive strategy. By extending our relationship with ProCon we build our expansion in Africa on an even stronger ProTAS platform, that will allow us to establish new offices servicing our customers on a local basis as well as maintaining headquarter corporate control. We expect the new international ProTAS platform will further strengthen our competitive position and support our strategic partnership with Global Star, which we plan to expand with a further 10 African partners in the coming year."
Jesper Just, Managing Director, ProCon Solution, comments:
"ProCon has been fortunate to partner with Club Travel during the exciting transformation and expansion of their business during the recent 9 years and we look forward to be part of the international expansion to come during the next years. The ProTAS Mid- & Back Office system has been enhanced significantly over time and today it is fully supporting the requirements of a travel agent operating internationally, both in a central setup and with local offices in multiple countries. By reconfiguring the ProTAS platform at Club Travel we expect to facilitate an efficient expansion with new offices operating under local national legislation and regulation while maintaining close corporate financial and governance control from the Club Travel HQ in Cape Town. This is our recipe for maintaining competitive advantage across the expanding Club Travel organization."
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Club Travel, South Africa, has been voted "Africa's Leading Travel Agency" at the World Travel Awards for six consecutive years, 2007- 2012 and nominated as one of South Africa's Top Performing Companies 2007 & 2008 by TOPCO for sustained excellence in corporate performance. Club Corporate is a travel management company dedicated to delivering a superior experience to sophisticated, demanding business travelers. By employing and developing leading edge technology that enables intimate personal service and real cost saving, Club Corporate has become a major role player in the corporate travel industry.
Gary Mulder, Financial Director, [email protected] Tel.: +27 82 7777235 www.clubtravel.co.za/
ProCon Solution A/S, Denmark, for more than 30 years ProCon has been supporting the global TMC market with mid- and back office systems increasing operational efficiency and enabling the management- and reporting services required in today's corporate travel market. Today more than 5,000 daily users spread over 250 locations in 15 countries work increasingly effectively with the advanced mid- and back-office solutions from ProCon.
Henrik Lykke Hansen, Account Management Director, [email protected] Tel.: +45 43 28 88 24 www.procon.dk
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