Travel Leaders Group will now leverage LCC’s network of over 650 international locations to extend its ability to service customers in more than 90 countries worldwide
Boston, MA (July 17, 2017) – Travel Leaders Group continues to strengthen its global presence in the corporate travel arena through an exclusive, cooperation agreement with Lufthansa City Center (LCC), a global franchise network of independent travel agencies based in Frankfurt, Germany. LCC operates in more than 90 countries around the world and the agreement is an important step toward better serving corporate accounts that have office locations in markets where Travel Leaders Group does not have a local presence. With over US $21 billion in annual sales, Travel Leaders Group is one of the largest business travel organizations in the United States, while LCC is Europe’s largest and most established travel network.
“We are very pleased to partner with LCC in serving our global corporate clients,” stated Ninan Chacko, CEO of Travel Leaders Group. “Our exclusive agreement extends Travel Leaders Group’s international reach, significantly, by providing additional local presence in hundreds of cities around the world – ultimately benefiting our corporate clients. It also represents a tremendous opportunity within the corporate sector for acquiring new international customers.”
Corporate travel fulfillment is one of Travel Leaders Group’s core businesses and it is annually recognized one of the top ranked corporate travel management companies. Travel Leaders Group also offers MICE services, data and analytics, VIP and leisure travel, as well as strategic meetings management. In addition, the new cooperation agreement offers added value to LCC partners who are members of the International Global Business Travel Solution. Global Travel is the specialist brand for multinational corporate customers at LCC.
“We are proud of entering into this exclusive cooperation agreement with Travel Leaders Group,” said Uwe Müller, Managing Director of LCC. “As Travel Leaders Group is one of the top TMCs and the leading travel franchise network in the U.S., combining both our networks makes us the strongest travel provider worldwide, and this is naturally good for our mutual corporate clients, our franchisees and suppliers. Both LCC and Travel Leaders Group have a similar value proposition, making this exclusive cooperation agreement a very exciting venture.”
With annual sales of over $21 billion, Travel Leaders Group is the largest travel agency organization in North America, comprised of approximately 30% of all travel agencies in North America that are wholly-owned, franchised, or member agencies. It’s a leader in both the retail travel agency space and corporate travel, and consistently ranks as one of the top travel companies nationwide.
About Travel Leaders Group
Travel Leaders Group (www.travelleadersgroup.com) is transforming travel with a commitment to our vacation and business travel clients via our progressive approach toward each unique travel experience. Having already assisted millions of travelers, Travel Leaders Group manages leisure, business and franchise travel operations under a variety of diversified divisions and brands, including All Aboard Travel, Andrew Harper Travel, Colletts Travel, Cruise Specialists, Nexion, Protravel International, SinglesCruise.com, Travel Leaders Corporate, Travel Leaders Network and Tzell Travel. With annual sales of over $21 billion through over 7,000 locations, Travel Leaders Group ranks as one of the industry’s largest traditional travel agency companies.