Leading travel firm in Spain and Latin America, Viajes El Corte Ingles, announced its expansion into the U.S. market with the opening of its new headquarters in Miami, Florida, and the launch of its new online cruise service www.tripcruises.com. The expansion is part of the company’s global strategy. The announcement was made today during a press conference at the new offices of Viajes el Corte Ingles, located at the Latitude One building, 175 SW 7th Street, Miami, Florida. The company is also hosting a celebration to take place tomorrow night at the Delano Hotel in Miami Beach, which will be attended by clients, local celebrities and company executives.
“We aim to have a strong presence in the United States, because we feel that there is a tremendous growth potential, both within the growing Hispanic market as well as the general market,” said Jesus Nuno de la Rosa, CEO, Viajes el Corte Ingles. Our new headquarters and the launch of tripcruises.com will allow us to build new relationships that will lead to a growth of our operations, and more options for our customers around the world.”
The new U.S. headquarters joins a network of more than 827 offices of Viajes El Corte Ingles, distributed throughout 19 countries, including Spain, the U.S., Portugal, France, Belgium, Italy, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Peru, Chile and Argentina among others. The offices, manned by more than 5,000 personnel, are designed to accommodate Viajes El Corte Ingles’ various lines of business based on customer needs: Department Stores, Corporate, Inplants, Congress, Convention and Incentives Division, as well as Long-distance and Online Sales. The 40-year-old company has a unique relationship with over 200 different airlines and over 20,000 different properties in their catalogue, ranging from five-star hotels to intimate villas that allow Viajes El Corte Ingles to offer exclusive rates. The company’s focus on customer care has earned it a reputation for best service, quality, expertise and innovation. Viajes El Corte Ingles also counts with its own tour operator titled Tourmundial, which focuses on vacations.
Viajes El Corte Ingles is also launching www.tripcruises.com, its new online source for U.S. customers, where they can request availability, prices and reserve their cruises online with the most prestigious cruise lines, and targeting the most popular destinations, including the Caribbean, Bahamas, South America, Alaska, Mediterranean, Asia and Australia, among others. The new site was created with the client in mind, and thus it’s user-friendly, easily accessible and uses advanced technology that allows users to select the exact cabin they want online by clicking on the deck map of the ship. In addition, the site offers users the ability to personalize their cruising experience by selecting their dinner schedule, special diets, and more. And to help with reservations, www.tripcruises.com offers hundreds of descriptions for sight-seeing destinations and ports written by experts which are fully integrated into the browsing experience so that travelers don’t miss anything during their cruises around the world. Tripcruises also aims to assist first-time cruise travelers with a complete FAQ that offers answers to their most frequent questions and with a First-Time Passenger Manual that will guide them throughout their experience on board a ship.