Protravel International, Tzell Travel Group and Colletts Travel become part of GTG
Internova Travel Group has renamed its high-service premium and luxury travel division as Global Travel Collection (GTC).
The decision follows a major reorganisation of Internova, formerly known as Travel Leaders Group, earlier this year.
GTC will retain its sub-brands — which in the UK comprise of Protravel International, Tzell Travel Group and Colletts Travel — and travel advisors will continue to operate under one of these existing brands or may also operate under their own individual brand.
“We have the strongest collection of independent travel advisors in the world,” said Jason Oshiokpekhai, managing director of Global Travel Collection in the UK. “This new branding embodies an organisation that continues to grow, both in the UK and across the globe, through its endless commitment to provide unmatched support for travel advisors and impeccable, high-touch service to our travellers.”
“With Global Travel Collection, we not only provide reassurance to travellers but also to travel advisors who may be looking to become independent during this time,” Oshiokpekhai said. “We make sure that irrespective of what brand an advisor chooses to operate under, each has the right product, support and advice available to allow them to focus on providing unrivalled service to their clients.”
“As well as enjoying the commercial benefits that come with being part of a global travel group, our advisors have access to a full support team right here in the UK to help them flourish.
“We think it’s also important to provide a space where our advisors can connect with us, each other and their clients. Last year, we invested in a state-of-the-art office in central London which can be a used as a base or meeting space for any of our advisors; this offering has been particularly important for those making the move from an office environment.”
GTC has welcomed a number of experienced agnets from across the travel industry to its team in recent months, totalling a growth of 28 per cent, consisting of those who made the move from agency to independent adviser. During the next six months, GTC plans for expansion at a similar rate and will recruit exceptional travel adviser who have experience in the luxury leisure, corporate and entertainment sectors, it said.