SOURCE: MK Tours, Inc.

August 13, 2007 16:31 ET

MK Tours Joins Forces With Spain's Largest Tour Operator -- Globalia Corporacion Empresarial

Forms MK Travelplan

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - August 13, 2007) - MK Tours, Inc., the leading South Florida Hispanic tour operator, travel agency and cruise retailer, has formed a partnership with Travelplan, S.A., an affiliate of Globalia Corporación Empresarial. Juan Jose Hidalgo, president of Globalia Corporacion Empresarial, signed the agreement with MK Tours President Amelia Cachaldora. Cachaldora will become the president of the newly formed company, MK Travelplan.

"We intend to capitalize on the synergies between the two companies to expand our tourism-related businesses, both domestically and internationally," said Cachaldora.

In the United States, MK Travelplan expects to expand its customer base in new domestic markets. Internationally, the company intends to build on its existing relationships in Mexico and the Dominican Republic, with additional destinations planned for Europe, Central and South America.

"We are thrilled to join forces with Amelia and MK through MK Travelplan," said Jose Duato, Globalia's executive in charge of the Travelplan business. "The combination of Globalia's resources and business relationships in Europe, South and Central America, combined with MK's demonstrated quality performance in air, cruise and destination travel arrangements, will give our customers compelling reasons to book with MK Travelplan."

Commenting on the new partnership, Cachaldora added, "Globalia gives MK Travelplan exciting growth prospects. Our combined resources and capabilities will provide MK Travelplan customers with quality travel services at very competitive prices."

MK Tours, Inc. ( -- Founded in 1982, with offices in Miami, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, MK Tours, Inc. has become the leading Hispanic tour operator in South Florida. The company serves thousands of passengers annually, through charter and major airline scheduled flights from the U.S. to the Caribbean and Mexico. MK recently expanded to become one of the fastest growing cruise ship retailers, by leveraging its preferred agreements with major cruise lines.

Globalia Corporacion Empresarial ( -- comprises Spain's largest travel organization in terms of customers serviced and destinations offered. Globalia, including its affiliated airline, Air Europa, services more than 13.8 million customers annually. Globalia's Travelplan affiliates operate tourism businesses through a network of 1200-plus travel agencies under brand names including Halcon Viajes, Viajes Ecuador and Globalia Projects.

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