TRAVELSAVERS announced that it has established a strategic foothold in the Middle East with the addition of the UTravel group. UTravel has become the exclusive licensee for TRAVELSAVERS Israel with a network of 72 travel agencies in the Israeli marketplace.
Established in 2002, UTravel’s agencies are located throughout Israel, concentrated in the country’s primary business triangle between Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. The full-service travel agencies offer a variety of travel services, including business travel, primary internal portals, and some are also tourism service providers.
The eight travel agencies that became members of the TWIN (TRAVELSAVERS Worldwide Independent Network) last year are also part of the UTravel network and now the new TRAVELSAVERS Israel division.
Rick Mazza, president and CEO of TRAVELSAVERS, commented: “UTravel is a well-established group in the Israeli marketplace, and we’re proud to have licensed them as TRAVELSAVERS Israel. We’re now helping them to expand their regional success into the global travel arena by providing them with a multi-national umbrella of resources, products, and services. This new contractual arrangement is yet another example of how TRAVELSAVERS is joining forces with other leaders in the travel industry in key regions around the world as we take the TRAVELSAVERS philosophy and business model across international borders.”
“Our partnership with TRAVELSAVERS will mean increasing UTravel's business range to global levels. Our agencies are among the leaders in their field in our country and I am convinced that we will also succeed in transmitting the knowledge and experience we have gained to other TRAVELSAVERS agencies around the world, as well as enjoying the benefits that TRAVELSAVERS provides to all of its licensees worldwide," said Benni Millard, founder and executive director of UTravel.