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Kuoni wins award for Europe’s Leading Destination Management Company

October 23, 2013 4:05 pm

• Kuoni Destination Management has been awarded Europe’s Leading Destination Management Company in the World Travel Awards.
• It demonstrated its “commitment to excellence” with a tightly focused remit, fully dedicated to the MICE industry.
• Whenever clients look to destination Europe, Kuoni Destination Management serves their unique needs with increased competence.

Kuoni Destination Management has been awarded Europe’s Leading Destination Management Company in the World Travel Awards. The search for the continent’s most popular travel and tourism brands concluded at a ceremony in Antalya, Turkey. Voted by travel professionals worldwide, the accolade recognises the company’s longstanding commitment to excellence for its customers.

Lars Ingelius, Vice President for Kuoni’s Destination Management Companies in Europe, says: “Given the current increasingly competitive business environment, we are very proud to receive this award. It proves to staff throughout our entire organization that their daily dedication and professionalism to deliver a premium, client-focused DMC service is winning them enormous regard in the industry. Without their passion and engagement this continued recognition would not be possible.”

Helping it maintain its winning streak, Kuoni Destination Management’s tightly focused remit is now fully dedicated to engineering relevant solutions for the MICE (Meetings, Incentive arrangements, Congresses and Events) industry. Lars continues: “Further supporting our vision, as a strategic business unit we are now fully separated from Kuoni’s traditional leisure business activities. This enables us to concentrate even harder on the specialised needs of our key accounts in the MICE industry and all related business sectors. Whenever they look to destination Europe, we will be here to serve their unique needs with increased competence.”

Kuoni Destination Management is investing in its organization of sales managers who understand different source markets’ MICE requirements as well as national political, economic and social environments and how they affect companies and influence business decisions. Dedicated sales managers provide professional market-relevant advice to help customers be their best in the eyes of clients or colleagues.

It is through them that clients can connect to the organization of destination management companies throughout Europe and to Kuoni Destination Management’s local personnel. These local destination specialists offer a wealth of knowledge from tailor-made event proposals and concepts, comprehensive logistics and accommodation management to extensive PCO and non-PCO congress and convention management solutions.

Kuoni Destination Management’s success as Europe’s Leading Destination Management Company underlines its core appeals for industry and the business community:

• Worldwide organization: connecting to one of the biggest, wholly-owned travel organizations on the planet without the overheads required. Clients access a vast portfolio of itinerary options in almost every part of the world. Suppliers attract more customers for their accommodation, experiences or services.

• Unrivalled content: drawing on a vast portfolio of accommodation, travel services and experiences to create the right project solutions.

• Best possible prices: its global purchasing power secures competitive rates and attractive conditions to help partners profit.

• Security and stability: thanks to the reliability and respect accorded to the Kuoni Group and its more than 100-year heritage, it provides the security and stability of a multinational and creditable corporation.

• Dedicated staff: providing multilingual and multicultural market expertise, professional relationships and stringent quality control to assure customer satisfaction.

• Think global, act local: global experience and knowledge applied in locally relevant solutions thanks to the unique insights of on-territory professionals.

• Reliable technology: fast and flexible, saving partners time and money.

• Excellence, always: quick, easy access to industry-leading customer, reservations, operations, technical, financial and emergency support 24/7, 365 days a year.

• Year-round business: the size and diversity of the business allow it to adjust to seasonal fluctuations or shield partners in the face of crisis.

Despite stiff competition for the Award from AlliedPRA, MidEast International Tours, Oreva France and Ovation Global DMC, Kuoni Destination Management is confident of its future success with several congresses and major projects in the pipeline for the remainder of 2013 and beyond, as well as its position as official accommodation partners for UEFA Euro 2016 to look forward to.

Kuoni Destination Management Company is also in the race to winning the World’s Leading Destination Management Company Award, which will be held on 30th November 2013 in Doha, Qatar. The company won the coveted award in 2012, 2011 and 2010.

Media enquiries: Elliott Frisby, External Communications Manager, Kuoni Global Travel Services:
+44 (0)203 170 4204 or +44 (0)7833 406161, elliott.frisby@gta-travel.com