(Mumbai, 15th April, 2015) AVIAREPS, the global leader in tourism, aviation, hospitality and trade promotion representation, has extended its market presence in Asia with the opening of a Philippines office in Manila, making it the 54th international AVIAREPS office and extending the AVIAREPS network of on-the-ground sales, marketing and public relations expertise to now 43 countries worldwide.
Says Michael Gaebler, Chairman & CEO AVIAREPS Group: “The Philippines’ robust economy and growing domestic and outbound travel sectors have made it a market of interest for many of our international clients.” He added: “The potential of the Philippines is enormous and it is a market that we very much believe in. We are delighted to now have a physical presence here, headed by extremely capable specialists to provide international organisations with cost-effective and bespoke market representation, as well as to seek further opportunities to represent Philippine organisations, authorities, airlines and trade promotion boards in overseas markets.”
Heading the AVIAREPS Philippines office as Office Director is Jean Lugan, who has 15 years of experience in outbound travel sales and marketing in the Philippines, beginning as Sales Manager and ultimately becoming Partner at Timberfield Travel and Tours for 13 years. For the past 8 years Jean has been Board Secretary of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA – Philippine Chapter), and for the past 15 years has been an active member of the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA). Jean graduated from De La Salle University with a Bachelor’s Degree and obtained her MBA from ATENEO Graduate School of Business. Assisting Jean as Sales Manager is Abraham Ong, who has been active in hotel and tourism sales for the past 10 years, starting as Sales Manager for ASB Condotels and Resorts, and most recently as Sales Executive at El Nido Resorts
Since opening its doors the AVIAREPS Philippines office has been conducting sales, marketing and public relations activities for the United States-based Choice Hotels International.