ATHENS, GREECE – Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform, has confirmed the renewal of its long-term agreement with Marine Tours, one of the largest travel management companies in Greece.
Marine Tours, established in 1980, is a leading travel management company in Greece and today constitutes the strategic travel partner of major shipping and corporate businesses.
As a vertically integrated travel organization, Marine Tours achieved one of the highest business rankings in Greece and became a Top Producer of international air tickets by IATA, achieving an annual turnover of more than 210 million euros.
Leonidas Zotos, Country Manager Greece, Cyprus and Israel at Travelport, said: “We operate in a dynamic business and have grown accustomed to responding at speed to the ways in which companies grow and evolve. Our relationship with Marine Tours is living proof of how combining enlightened management with advanced technologies can become a foundation for a successful partnership. We’re proud to have played a role in the company’s success story, as technological partners and consultants; sharing wins and supporting the business through challenges, which is something we plan to continue doing for many more years to come.”
Marine Tours first began providing travel services for shipping companies located around Piraeus Harbor, and currently uses Travelport Smartpoint to keep up-to-date with real-time content from over 400 of the world’s leading network airlines and low-cost carriers; more than 650,000 unique hotel properties and 36,000 car rental locations.
With over 38 years of experience in the corporate travel industry, the company has relationships with more than 400 businesses, many of whom entrust it with the design and implementation of meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) programs.
Κonstantinos Oikonomou, CEO of Marine Tours commented: “Marine Tours’ travel services span across all sectors of the industry, both on a local and international basis. In addition to a dynamic and creative management structure and long-standing industry know-how, we owe our success to the state-of-the-art technological capabilities provided by Travelport. Travelport has made this journey alongside us, as a trusted partner and a friend. I’m happy to announce the renewal and I look forward to seeing which milestones we will reach together in the next future.”