Global Travel Services

Global Travel Services (GTS) sources and coordinates destination services – from accommodation, transportation, tours and activities to venues and event management. GTS is the number one player in the growing group travel market and handles 50,000 leisure tours per year. GTS generates 60% of its turnover from Asia/Pacific source markets.

More information about the activities of the Group Travel business within the GTS Division:

Kuoni Group Travel Experts is a leading worldwide provider of group travel. It organises and coordinates local travel services such as accommodation, restaurants and catering as well as entertainment events, transport and event management. Tour operators, as well as online and offline travel agencies buy in these group arrangements from Kuoni and sell them under their own brand in local markets to their end customers. Employees of Kuoni Group Travel Experts look after the tour groups locally.

The GTS Division also provides Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE) services. The European unit is a reliable, comprehensive service agency for organising meetings, incentives, congresses, trade fairs and exhibitions for companies, organisations, associations and institutions in the public and private sectors as well as for football clubs and other sports organisations.

For further information about Destination Management Specialists:

Destination Management Specialists are local experts with offices in the travel destinations themselves. The Kuoni Group runs a worldwide network of six Destination Management Specialists. Their local presence and networks provide substantial added value for customers. They employ local people who have great local knowledge, which they pass on both to the guests who arrive from abroad and to tour operators in Europe. These inbound specialists tend to operate in the destinations under their own well-known brand names.

AlliedTPro / Kuoni Destination Management USA

This company, with offices in New York, Miami, Orlando, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Hawaii, specialises in holidays within the USA. These include individual and group holidays, guided tours and tailored holidays in the VIP concierge sector.

Asian Trails

Asian Trails operates in Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam and China. It offers a wide variety of leisure and MICE products in these countries. These include guided tours, adventure holidays, individual holidays, family holidays, tailor-made travel, Incentive programs and classic beach holidays. Asian Trails’ main business is still leisure tours for guests from Europe, South America and India.

Australian Tours Management

This company specialises in services for private and group holidays, specially themed holidays and MICE business in Australia. Its most important source markets are in Asia (India, Indonesia, China and Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Korea and Japan) and Europe. Australian Tours Management’s services are booked by tour operators, travel agents and online platforms.

Desert Adventures Tourism

Desert Adventures Tourism is one of the leading providers of destination services in the Middle East, with a particular focus on the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Jordan . The company specialises in individual and group holidays, tours and excursions, as well as arranging additional leisure activities and providing sports events packages. As per 1 January 2013 MICE specialist Reem Tours is part of the Destination Management Specialists organisation.

Gulf Dunes

Gulf Dunes specialises in incentive tours and meetings (MICE) in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. The company was acquired by Kuoni in 2010.

Private Safaris

The staff at Private Safaris guide and look after customers who want a taste of primeval Africa. The company, employing nearly 300 staff in 6 offices, offers services in 17 sub-saharan countries with a focus on Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. Counting on more than 35 years’ experience, it specialises in land arrangements such as safaris, jeep tours, individual and group tours and MICE.