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Travel Management

 October 01, 2014
Wings Travel Management Takes Off In Brazil

 Wings Travel Management is strengthening its foothold in Brazil after winning the contract to provide full travel management services to MODEC, one of the world's leading specialists in engineering, procurement, construction and installation of floating production systems.

The successful bid for MODEC comes close on the heels of Wings' acquisition of Cabtur Operadora de Turismo in June 2014, which gave Wings full ownership and management control of the Brazilian travel management company, a market leader in the oil and gas sector.

The addition of a Brazil office means Wings Travel Management, specialists in the oil, gas, marine and corporate sector for over 20 years, now has wholly owned and managed operations on five continents, namely UK/Europe, North America, South America, Africa, and the Middle East. A further acquisition is planned in the Far East within the next 12 months.

Richard Karol, Wings Travel Management's vice president Americas, who is responsible for overseeing the company in Brazil commented: "The integration process is progressing well and our Brazilian operations team is already seeing the benefits of being linked to Wings' global network of wholly owned offices.

"Our clients in Brazil are benefiting from a greater choice of negotiated airline fares and land supplier rates, for example, as well as access to our proprietary incident reporting solution, Wings Incident-Free Index," he added.

Other clients supported by Wings' Brazil operation include energy, marine and offshore companies such as Queiroz Galvao Oil & Gas, Queiroz Galvao Exploration, Fugro, SBM, and Wilson Sons.

"Our growing client list demonstrates that Wings is fast becoming the premier provider of travel and logistics services to the rapidly expanding Brazilian oil and gas market following our acquisition of Cabtur earlier this year," said Karol.

Wings Travel Management

Wings has carved a niche in the market as a trusted travel provider for clients in the oil, gas and marine sector, as well as companies operating in service- and people-critical industries where travel is an integral part of their business. Founded in 1992, Wings' global reach spans North America, South America, UK/Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, where the company has wholly owned and managed regional offices. Wings is known for its unique expertise in navigating complex and challenging energy-related business travel, as well as its advanced, customizable technology solutions, all seamlessly accessible over a standardized global platform. The company is ISO 9001 certified, and manages its global operations with a quality management system that provides clients with comprehensive reports, including the proprietary Wings Incident-Free Index, which tracks the performance of all service and supplier transactions.