Michalis Christodoulou, the new Senior Corporate Director Operations for NexusTours
Mar 08, 2019PRESS RELEASESComments Off on Michalis Christodoulou, the new Senior Corporate Director Operations for NexusTours
CANCUN, Quintana Roo, March 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — We are pleased to announce that as of February 28, Michalis Christodoulou joined our team as Senior Corporate Director Operations, reporting directly to Ruben Gutierrez our President Sunwing Destination Services / NexusTours , as the new member of the NexCo executive committee.
Michalis Christodolou is a well-known professional, with strong key relationships within the tourism industry, and a wealth leadership experience in companies of the market such as; Expedia, PriceTravel Holding, Xcaret Group, My Travel Canada Holidays Inc., Olympus Tours and Daelmi Tours. Michalis has added to each of these companies his great capacity to consolidate and increase strategic alliances, create high performance teams, and a great capacity to fulfill objectives.
Michalis joins NexusTours to develop operational strategies that ensure compliance with commercial, operational and financial objectives in the countries were NexusTours is present, in addition to providing business efficiency, aligning processes and establishing the highest quality standards, in an environment of constant changes such as the tourism industry.
Ruben Gutierrez President Sunwing Destination Services / NexusTours commented “We are very happy to incorporate a great professional like Michalis to our management team. With his arrival we will be able to boost the operations area, and accelerate the transformation proposed in our Strategic Plan Nexus 2.0, which focuses on the client needs, innovation, and the implementation of new programs in team- effort with our Country Directors and Destination Managers, which will report directly to Michalis. At the same time, his deep knowledge on the sector adds great value in the standardization process of our best practices, and will ease the expansion plan of the next 3 years, to consolidate us as Local Experts leaders in America“.
This new incorporation completes the NexCo executive committee, led by Ruben Gutierrez President Sunwing Destination Services / NexusTours, and made up by Michalis Christodoulou, Roberto Bermudez -Senior Corporate Director Distribution & Product- Jesus Rocha -Senior Corporate IT Director- Pedro Dominguez -Senior Corporate Director & Finance Corporate Services- and Pablo Gutierrez -Senior Corporate Director Strategy & Marketing.
We are the leading Destination Management Company in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. Our operational offices are located in 19 countries and across 56 destinations. As local experts in the destinations we serve, our specialty is providing all the in-destination services that our travel partners’ clients may require during their trip. This includes an expansive portfolio of accommodation options, including more than 16,000 hotels, transfer services including shared, private and luxury transportation from all airports and ports, more than 4,000 excursions for travelers of all ages and interests and world-class customer service in all of the destinations we serve.
Our main objective is to offer customers exemplary service and differentiated products. Our Nexus Collection catalogue is comprised with more than 600 exclusive activities of added value; as well as our own transportation fleet of modern vehicles ranging from vans to buses, all equipped with free Wi-Fi. We also offer comprehensive customer service for clients with our 24/7 Contact Centre, customer service teams in destination and our Post-Travel department.
Recently, we launched one of the most exciting modern technological solutions for the distribution of touristic services called NexusCube. This new platform will offer our travel partners the best online solutions to increase their business and will allow them to access immediate confirmations for all our services through the following:
XML integrations with state-of-the-art APIs compatible with the booking systems of any travel agency, tour operator or OTA.
As part of Sunwing Travel Group, our clients include Sunwing Vacations, Signature Vacations, Vacation Express and TUI Travel Group; plus more than 1,500 travel partners across Latin America, Mexico and Europe.
Comments Off on Taipei-Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau is promoting mountain tourism at the 4-day Taipei International Travel Fair that began Friday.
The bureau is focusing on five north-south mountain ranges — the Central Mountain, Xueshan, Yushan, Alishan and the Coastal Mountain ranges — in its pavilion at the fair, said bureau Deputy Director-General Chang Shi-chung (???).
Chang said there will be various exhibitions and forums on the mountains of Taiwan, as well as its unique cultural features such as historic trails and aboriginal lifestyles.
Taiwan is preparing to market 2020 as the Year of Mountain Tourism, after its efforts to position the country as an important international mountaineering destination in July, when the government allowed public access to the island’s national parks.
Previously, people who wanted to visit restricted “ecological protected areas” in Taiwan’s national parks had to apply for permits from both the National Police Agency and the Construction and Planning Agency.
Now, however, the Construction and Planning Agency has launched a new mountain permit application portal that requires mountain visitors to apply for only one permit and provides fast-track processing to expedite applications, the bureau said.
Much of Taiwan is covered by mountains, and it has 268 mountains of over 3,000 meters, according to the Tourism Bureau website.
That environment has made hiking and mountain climbing one of the favorite pastimes of Taiwan residents.
The number of permits issued to Taiwanese citizens and foreign nationals for access to trails in Yushan, Taroko and Shei Pa national parks has risen from 153,736 in 2016 to 187,053 in 2017 and 201,526 in 2018, according to Construction and Planning Agency figures.
In 2018, foreign nationals accounted for 7.24 percent of the permits issued.
There will be around 1,700 booths from 60 countries at the fair, to be held Nov. 8-11 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.
The fair, the largest of its kind in Taiwan, will feature South Korean and Japanese tourism operators amid growing local interest in travel to those countries.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel