American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), the world’s leading business partner for managed travel, has confirmed Tourvest Travel Services as its partner in South Africa.
Following the acquisition of HRG in July 2018, a best-of-both integration strategy has been pursued to create a new GBT that will provide even more value to clients. As part of this process, the global travel partner network will include the best-fit partner in each country drawn from the existing GBT and HRG networks.
A partner for more than 20 years, sharing GBT values and trading as American Express GBT South Africa, Tourvest has been selected because of its highly-skilled people and its commitment to integrating the advanced GBT technology platforms.
HRG clients currently serviced by Rennies Travel will be supported by GBT in moving their programs over to Tourvest. As of now, Rennies Travel is no longer part of the HRG network.
Tourvest CEO Sean Joubert said: “Building on existing relationships and enhancing our product offering to ensure best-in-class customer experiences is core to Tourvest’s philosophy. This exciting customer migration announced by GBT is testament to our long-standing partnership. The HRG clients will be made very welcome by the GBT South Africa family.”
Holger Luikenga, GBT Vice President and head of the global travel partner network, said: “Tourvest is a perfect fit for our global network. The company has been part of the GBT network for more than two decades. We share the same culture and the same commitment to serving clients and their travellers, with great people and advanced travel technology platforms. During this transition phase, we will, as always, be laser-focused on client and traveler care.”