Columbus Content Solutions acquires more big names for 2012

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Columbus Travel Media (CTM), leading provider of global travel information, has agreed a number of new business partnerships over the past month including such big names as Milestones and Saga.

Columbus Travel Solutions

Columbus Travel Solutions

Not only is CCS winning new clients, we are also extending and strengthening our relationships with existing clients

Columbus Travel Media (CTM), leading provider of global travel information, has agreed a number of new business partnerships over the past month including such big names as Milestones and Saga.

Richard Hitchens, Marketing Executive for Milestones Tours explained, “We offer luxurious transport, top-class hotels and sightseeing in one package along with a personal travel consultant to ensure each trip runs smoothly. We wanted expert and up-to-date country information for our customers and Columbus has delivered this on all counts.” By providing unique Country Guides created specifically to engage with their target audience, CCS will help Milestones Tours provide their customers with a fantastic breadth of useful travel content to integrate into their existing systems.

Saga Group, looking to bolster their travel offering has contracted CCS with providing a complete portfolio of 324 Country Guides. Each guide contains extensive and up to date information including chapters such as travelling around, things to do, language, food and drink as well as practical information on currency and passport and visa requirements.

Carl Cromie, Head of Travel Trade Content Solutions for Columbus Travel Media, said “The Columbus Content Solutions (CCS) team are cementing their position as the industry leaders in bespoke and licensed travel content. Our growing client portfolio of top global travel companies outlines our position as the provider of choice and we are constantly striving to have the very best product available.” He goes on to add, “Not only is CCS winning new clients, we are also extending and strengthening our relationships with existing clients, in new long term agreements with the likes of Emirates and IExplore in the past month.”

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About Milestones
Launched in 2008, Milestones Tours are renowned for creating fantastic escorted sightseeing tours, boutique river cruises and award winning coach tours and are the recipients of multiple prestigious awards including Best Independent Tour Operator to North Africa and South East Europe at the recent British Travel Awards.
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About Saga
Saga Travel is part of the Saga Group, which is the UK’s leading provider of holidays, products and services specifically designed for people aged 50 and over. With more than 2 million customers, Saga provides insurance, financial services and holidays and publishes the monthly Saga Magazine.

About Columbus Travel Media (CTM) and Columbus Content Solutions (CCS):
Columbus Content Solutions is a division of one of the world’s leading travel content providers, Columbus Travel Media. It specialises in two distinct services for brands and retailers; it can package existing travel content or its editorial team can develop unique, accurate and tailored content in a style and tone to match clients’ needs. Columbus Travel Media is one of the most respected and successful names within the global travel industry, with a long and rich publishing heritage spanning more than 32 years. CTM is dedicated to the provision of objective, accurate, informative and reliable travel content in various formats, including the World Travel Guide, World Travel Atlas and World Travel Atlas iPad App, as well as CCS, it also produces Columbus Travel Professional for industry professionals.

For more information:
Victoria Smale,     Marketing & PR Manager: victoria.smale(at)columbustravelmedia(dot)com
Carl Cromie, Head of Travel Trade Content Solutions: carl.cromie(at)columbustravelmedia(dot)com

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