Published on Wednesday, January 23, 2013
ITL World, one of the leading travel management companies in the Gulf region, has joined the Worldwide Independent Travel Network (WIN), of which Advantage Travel Centres is a founding member.
ITL World was introduced to WIN by business services provider Travelport, the international network of travel manangement companies' technology partner.
ITL World has offices in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and Bahrain and provides travel services including air ticketing, hotel bookings, leisure travel, car hire and airport transfers.
WIN chief executive Neil Armorgie said: "ITL World is the perfect addition to our ever-growing network of independently-owned TMCs.
"The team at ITL has a proactive and open-minded approach to business across the leisure, corporate and MICE sectors and will bring valuable expertise that will benefit our existing network members.
"The Gulf states remain an up and coming area for our members and there is increasing need for partnership in this region."
Rafeeq Mohammed, regional head - GCC, ITL World said: "As a growing TMC we are excited to become part of the WIN network, joining a group of like-minded independent businesses. We have already worked with one of the network members and can see the business opportunities this brings."
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