SOURCE: ALTOUR

May 23, 2011 10:25 ET

ALTOUR Takes on Another Continent: the Travel Company Opens a New Office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 23, 2011) -

ALTOUR, one of the world's largest independent travel agencies, specializing in meeting the needs of discerning travelers, recently opened a new office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. With 66 offices in the United States, as well as offices in Paris and London, the establishment of an office on the African continent represents an exciting expansion into a growing cultural and commercial hub.

ALTOUR's Ethiopia office, located in the heart of Addis Ababa, will offer the company's full range of travel capabilities. Their dedicated, experienced team of agents offers clients the service of a small boutique agency while retaining the clout and buying power of a leader in global travel. The new office will also serve as an experienced, trustworthy inbound local ground tour operator for guests visiting Ethiopia.

WHERE:

ALTOUR
EDNA MALL Building, SUITE 105
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
Tel: +251.116.629.777
Fax: +251.116.616.917
Email: manny.amare@altour.com

WHO:

Established in 1991 by seasoned industry leader Alexandre Chemla, ALTOUR has grown to become one of the most sophisticated and highly respected global leaders in the travel world. With a travel volume of over $1.2 billion, ALTOUR is among the largest agencies serving the luxury and mid-market travel niches today. It has 68 offices and more than 1,200 travel professionals throughout the United States and in Europe. Complementing its core travel management business, ALTOUR has developed a family of companies including ALTOUR Limousine, ALTOUR Air, ALTOUR Travel Master, and ALTOUR Management Technology. In 2009, ALTOUR signed a joint program with American Express Travel. The agreement is designed to strengthen and expand services for the American Express U.S. Representative Travel Network and ALTOUR's travelers around the globe. ALTOUR is ranked amongst the top two travel agencies in Los Angeles County by the Los Angeles Business Journal, where the company is also cited among "2010 Best Places to Work in Los Angeles." ALTOUR is ranked within Travel Weekly's Top Travel Agencies in the United States, ranked #14 on the 2010 Power List, and among the Top Travel Agencies in the UK by Buying Business Travel. For more information, please visit www.ALTOUR.com.