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Travel Management

 January 23, 2013
ITP - International Travel Partnership Adds Partner In Kazakhstan

 ITP - International Travel Partnership has added Kazakhstan to its growing coverage around the world with the appointment of Business & Sport Travel headquartered in Almaty.

"Not only is Kazakhstan the ninth largest country in the world by area, it has also experienced significant economic growth during the last ten years and is important for many companies in the Oil, Mining and Agricultural sectors", said Ian Epps, Director of Partnership Relations with ITP. "We are very pleased to have gained a TMC partner with the local profile and reputation of Business & Sport Travel who also have a broad mix of business and are experienced in all aspects of business travel."

Meruyert Turkayeva, Business Development Director of Business & Sport Travel, said, "We are very glad and proud to join ITP team. In these days when it is crucial to be proactive, highly effective and responsive, to be part of such a fast growing alliance is a great benefit both for a TMC and its clients. We have had a chance to see in practice that ITP is a highly competitive and experienced travel management network and for our part BS Travel guarantees full support for ITP clients and assurance of high standards of service and quality".

ITP- International Travel Partnership

ITP is one of the world's fastest growing networked alliances of independent travel management companies with a strong portfolio of multinational corporate clients. ITP is a consortium in which each travel management company is locally owned and managed and is usually a market leader. Each ITP partner is able to combine the care and attentive service required on a local basis with a full travel management service for multinational clients.

Business & Sport Travel

Business and Sport Travel was established in 2009 by a team of enthusiastic travel industry experts. Employees have between 9 and 15 years experience in travel and in 2010 the company obtained IATA accreditation and became a member of the Kazakhstan Tourist Association.

The main specialisation is business travel management and over a period of about four years a client portfolio of more than 100 corporate clients has been achieved. In 2012 the company managed more than 90 'MICE' corporate events with clients from diverse business sectors such as pharmaceuticals, public bodies, oil, gas and the construction industry.

Business and Sport Travel has been providing the Eurasia International Film Festival with the provision of travel services since 2009. The company is also very much involved in making travel arrangements for sports and sport tourism. It is the official travel provider for the Football Federation of Kazakhstan. Tourism and the arrangement of incentive leisure trips for corporate clients is an important part of the company's business.

The company ethos is to respect client privacy and maintain very high standards. It aims to match its words with action, work efficiently and begin by the provision of services but ultimately become a commercial partner.