GlobalStar Travel Management Initiates Middle East Business Development Group and Announces 5 New Partners at Autumn Meetings in Cairo, Egypt

Nov 23, 2010, 09:30 ET from GlobalStar Travel Management

CAIRO, November 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- GlobalStar Travel Management has just completed a 4 day Partner conference in the heart of its EMEA Region, Cairo Egypt. The event took place in the Four Seasons Hotel in Cairo.

"The decision to hold the meeting in Cairo follows a successful campaign by GlobalStar to develop its Middle East (ME) Region and saw Cairo as an excellent destination to hold its first ME Partners meeting" said Mr. Moustafa Khalil CEO of GlobalStar Egypt (Royal Manta) and host of the meetings. The 4 day meeting saw over 70 delegates from all over the world coming together in Cairo to attend and agree a 'Business Strategy' for 2011.

Mr. Kumar Jagadeesan, General Manager of GlobalStar UAE (ANTA Travel) who was elected on the GlobalStar EMEA Regional Board commented: "The specifics of Business Travel in the ME-region demand a different approach than for example in Europe. With the establishment of the GlobalStar ME-Business Development Group we will work closely together in developing new Technology platforms, Supplier Agreements and boosting Sales & Marketing activity in order to provide a true Regional Business Travel Management Solution for GlobalStar Clients Worldwide.

GlobalStar is delighted to announce its latest additions in the region which are Caesars Travel in Kuwait, Al Tahadi Tours in Jordan and Travel Associates in Lebanon. GlobalStar started its ME-Partner recruitment process 18 months ago and is now able to provide the region with a wide range of Business Travel Services through the appointment of leading Travel Management Companies covering 11 countries in the region collectively with a turnover of USD$500 Million employing over 1000 staff in 114 office locations.

GlobalStar also held an EMEA Partners meeting which was then followed by a Global Sales and Account Manager's meeting. Present at the event were GlobalStar's newest partners from Europe; Perfect Tour from Romania and General Tursit from Croatia.

Perfect Tour is a privately owned company established in 2004, the company is currently ranked number 3 in Romania for Business Travel. Perfect Tour realized an annual turnover in 2009 of over USD$27 MIO and employs 130 staff. Perfect Tour is headquartered in Bucharest and operates 11 offices throughout Romania.

General Turist is Croatia's market leader in Travel and also represents GlobalStar in Serbia, Bosnia and Slovenia. The company has an annual turnover of USD$120 million, employs 204 staff and has 14 branch offices in Croatia.

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