FLIGHT Centre Travel Group announced today the merging of its two recently-acquired destination management companies (DMCs), Buffalo Tours Asia and Olympus Tours the Americas, to create an all-encompassing, global experience company now known as Discova.
Buffalo Tours, a long-time provider of customized tours in Asia, and Olympus Tours, a celebrated ground operator for Mexico, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic, will now operate under the Discova brand. Continuing to deliver turnkey solutions to their business partners around the world, Discova provides seamless, engaging, rewarding and authentic local travel experiences built on fun, creativity and a passion for exploration.
Managing Director of Discova, Greg Kitchen said the company’s knowledge base, people and love of travel was at the heart of everything it did.
“This merger is not about changing who we are – it’s about underscoring our core values and strengthening the alignment between our businesses. This will allow us to expand our global reach so that we can remain at the forefront of in-destination travel services and connect our partners and customers to a world of possibilities through discovery and adventure.”
The repositioning of Buffalo and Olympus businesses into Discova reaffirms the brand’s commitment to being a business to business (B2B) DMC. Discova delivers a range of services to its partners that includes day touring, transportation, extended touring, educational travel and MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions).
Discova is also able to create tailormade in-destination solutions. The strong position Buffalo Tours has maintained in responsible tourism will be carried into the new brand and complimented by working alongside Flight Centre Travel Group’s already recognized Worldwise Charter.
Backed by the global travel powerhouse of FCTG, the new brand positioning will be completed in the back end of the current year showcasing at World Travel Mart in London in November 2019.
Discova currently operates in 14 countries in Asia, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean. To learn more about Discova’s locations and the types of products and itineraries it offers, visit www.discova.com
Discova is a global in-country experiences travel concierge, a merger of Buffalo Tours Asia and Olympus Tours Americas DMC’s delivery on ground solutions for our business partners and their travelers needs. Discova operates across 28 cities throughout Asia, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean, creating a comprehensive destination management entity with global reach. Visit www.discova.com for more information and contact details.
About Flight Centre Travel Group
After starting with one shop in the early 1980s, Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) (ASX:FLT), has enjoyed remarkable growth to become a $20 billion business consisting of more than 30 brands. One of the world’s largest travel agency groups, it has company-owned operations in 23 countries and a corporate travel management network that spans more than 90 countries. FCTG was listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in 1995 (ASX: FLT). Flight Centre Travel Group employs more than 20,000 people globally and has a total of almost 2800 businesses.
Greg Kitchen MD Discova
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