“Bringing these brands together allow us to leverage our strength in small group escorted tours by combining the best of Travcoa and Zegrahm,” said Van Perry, President of Zegrahm Expeditions.
El Segundo, California (PRWEB) July 25, 2016
Travcoa, one of America’s most iconic luxury tour operators with more than 60 years of experience in pioneering travel and opening doors to many exotic destinations around the globe, will move operations from Los Angeles to Seattle and expand its portfolio of luxury offerings by partnering with sister companies TCS World Travel and Zegrahm Expeditions, creating a more robust category of luxury and experiential travel.
For the last 25 years both TCS World Travel and Zegrahm Expeditions have become known as experts in private jet and expedition ships, respectively. TCS is the leader in travel by private jet with around-the-world itineraries spanning the world’s most interesting destinations in the most convenient and luxurious style. Zegrahm Expeditions, a company of explorers and adventurers sharing a passion for unique experiences, offers the world's most inspiring and remote destinations, on all seven continents, with one-of-a-kind itineraries.
“The combined team among these three brands have developed world-class, personalized travel experiences in more than 150 countries. We share a common DNA and appeal to travelers who are immensely curious about the world they live in,” according to Shelley Cline, Managing Director of TCS World Travel.
The Private Travel team, comprised of both Private Journeys and Custom Journeys, will double in size when Travcoa and TCS World Travel teams join, offering even more tailored experiences and increased buying power.
“The growth of Travcoa’s Private Journeys, which includes more than 100 pre-designed yet flexible itineraries will serve as the foundation of our increasing portfolio of Custom Journeys for the bespoke traveler,” Cline continued. “We now have an increased competitive advantage on rates and response time in crafting unique experiences in even more destinations.”
The small group Luxury Escorted Journeys offered by Travcoa and Overland Adventures operated by Zegrahm complement each other and are uniquely differentiated from other tour operators. “Bringing these brands together allow us to leverage our strength in small group escorted tours by combining the best of Travcoa and Zegrahm,” said Van Perry, President of Zegrahm Expeditions.
“Our brands have talked for many years about a more collaborative relationship to better showcase our compelling programs to past guests, prospects and travel agents, while at the same time, keeping recognition of each brand name. We now have a robust shared technology platform that creates a virtual environment for our staff with opportunities for future growth,” according to Jerre Fuqua, President of Travcoa.
Travcoa’s operations will move to Seattle, Washington in October 2016, where both TCS World Travel and Zegrahm Expeditions are headquartered. For more information, please contact anne.kerker(at)tuinas(dot)com
Travcoa, TCS World Travel, Zegrahm Expeditions, International Expeditions, and Quark Expeditions are a part of Travelopia, a portfolio of 50 brands owned by TUI Group. Based in Hanover, Germany TUI Group owns 1,800 travel agencies and leading online portals, six airlines with more than 130 aircraft, over 300 hotels with 210,000 beds, 13 cruise liners and countless incoming agencies in all major holiday destinations around the globe. This integrated offering provides 30 million customers with an unmatched holiday experience in 180 regions.