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 March 16, 2009
Gilpin Travel Ltd of New Zealand Joins RADIUS

 RADIUS - the global travel company has announced that Gilpin Travel Ltd. Of New Zealand has joined the RADIUS network. Gilpin Travel, headquartered in Auckland, is a leading travel group in New Zealand that specializes in managing corporate travel.

RADIUS is the largest network of independently owned travel management companies with 90 travel agencies operating from more than 80 countries.

Gilpin Travel was established in 1984 and is privately owned, offering specialist corporate travel, and conference and incentive management. Managing director of Gilpin Travel Keith Sumner remarked that customer demand and business growth had driven the need to join RADIUS' international network. "Many of our clients are expanding into new and different markets. Local knowledge and networks become increasingly important for us to provide the level of support they need. Having a business partner in Bahrain, for example, allows us to better assist our clients so they can concentrate on the business they will need to do when they get there. With help on the ground we can ensure they're met at the airport, their hotel is at the most convenient location for their meetings, and the most appropriate mode of transport is arranged."

In addition, executive management anticipates that the agreement will open up new opportunities for New Zealand as a destination for conference and incentive programs.

Chris Vasiliou, Chief Executive Officer of RADIUS commented: "We are excited to welcome Gilpin Travel Ltd, as our premier partner in New Zealand and an important agency in the Asia Pacific travel scene. We are confident that this partnership will add value for both Gilpin Travel's customers and those of our agencies around the world."