TDM ANNOUNCES IT‘S APPOINTMENT AS GLOBUS FAMILY OF BRANDS’ GENERAL SALES AGENT
JOHANNESBURG – 03 DECEMBER 2020
Tourvest Destination Management trading as Pure-Travel with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, as well as in key tourism cities in Africa, is excited to announce its appointment as the General Sales Agent (GSA) in Africa for Globus family of brands (GFOB), effective immediately.
Operating for over 92 years, GFOB includes coach tour companies, Globus and Cosmos; river cruise operator, Avalon Waterways; and independent touring brand, Monograms. Travel experiences across the portfolio of brands are offered throughout Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Antarctica, Australasia and Africa.
“The partnership with Globus family of brands is the next logical step in creating globally interdependent networks of like-minded businesses for the mutual benefit of all stakeholders and especially the consumer in a post COVID-19 travel world,” says Martin Wiest, CEO of Tourvest Destination Management.
This exciting news comes as the new product line, Pure-Travel is launched after the merger of PureSports, PureSkiing and TEAM Sports Travel, within the sports division of Tourvest Destination Management. Pure–Travel which focuses on various leisure travel solutions for the South African consumer, includes packages on sport to leisure and caters to youth and school segments.
“Globus family of brands is a well-established product globally and through the partnership with Pure-Travel and Tourvest Destination Management we extend to the South African market; total peace of mind when travelling, exciting new product ranges, expertise of various destinations and products, ease of booking process, flexibility and solutions that benefit these segments – especially in these complex times… this we believe is key,” says Illana Pereira, Managing Director Global Sports and Leisure (Africa, Asia, Americas, Middle East)
Tourvest Destination Management is no newcomer to the leisure market in South Africa and has long since provided travel solutions to both inbound and outbound individual travellers as well as supporting the retail travel trade and corporate travellers. With the addition of Globus family of brands into the Pure-Travel portfolio, Tourvest Destination Management has the ability to leverage the 35 years of experience and expertise within these segments, to continue adding value.
Gai Tyrrell, managing director of Globus family of brands Australasia said the partnership comes at a vital time for the company as it navigates the current crisis.
“We’re delighted to be working with Tourvest Destination Management to promote our brands within the African market. Globus family of brands remains committed to this market and our priority is to support our agents and customers and help them plan for future travel,” Ms Tyrrell said.
Pure-Travel looks forward to sharing various updates and further exciting announcements and other product ranges into the South African Market.