Tokyo – June 7, 2019 – Toppan Travel Service Corp. (Toppan Travel), a subsidiary of Toppan Printing
(Toppan) (TSE:7911) engaged in travel management and meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) business, has entered into a partnership agreement with Travel Leaders Network, North America’s
largest travel agency organization, with more than 42,000 travel advisors. The agreement means that Toppan Travel joins several dozen firms around the world as part of a major international expansion as Travel Leaders extends its footprint across several continents.
While digitization has enhanced the convenience of making reservations and travel arrangements, there is demand for outstanding business travel services that meet the needs of individuals and offer a unique and original experience. The globalization of business itself is also driving demand for meetings and other
events that serve to create opportunities for overseas visits and interaction with companies all over the world. Toppan Travel will now be able to cater to such diverse business travel needs even more effectively by taking advantage of Travel Leaders’ technology solutions, travel management tools, and information spanning the globe.
“We are very excited to further enhance our high-quality service with the backing of a leading travel industry company,” said Shintaro Shimamune, President & CEO of Toppan Travel. “Companies today are not only looking to cut travel costs, but also to cater to the varied needs of their employees. Partnering with Travel Leaders allows us to provide a highly-personalized service together with the benefits of a vast suite of solutions and tools. Toppan Travel will also leverage its experience in business travel management to strengthen its offering and develop services optimized for a new era of corporate travel.”
“We, at Travel Leaders Network, are excited about our new partnership with Toppan Travel and the opportunity to expand our services to travelers in Japan,” said Roger E. Block, President of Travel Leaders Network. “Travel Leaders offers a comprehensive array of programs, combined with innovative thinking and proven best industry practices that will allow travel advisors at Toppan Travel to seamlessly offer their clients additional services and improved access to international partners.”
About Travel Leaders Network
Travel Leaders Network assists millions of leisure and business travelers annually, and is one of the largest sellers of travel products and services in the travel agency industry. Representing approximately 6,000 travel agency locations across the United States and Canada. Travel Leaders Network’s award-winning Agent Profiler agent locator, marketing, technology, supplier partnerships and educational programs empower member agencies to differentiate themselves in the marketplace, grow their business and lead the industry.
For more information, visit international.travelleaderscorporate.com/jp/
About Toppan Travel
Toppan Travel’s core business is focused on business travel management and underpinned by a track record of nearly 60 years of high-quality service matched to the needs of each customer. Providing support and consulting services to numerous Japanese and foreign clients, it has been a pioneer in the industry, providing a full range of corporate travel services and supporting operations from development and management of business travel regulations to risk management and expense processing. Today, Toppan Travel’s offerings include MICE programs that target the co-creation of new business through collaboration between industry, government, and academia.
For more information, visit www.toppantravel.com/en/
Toppan is a leading global provider of integrated solutions in the fields of printing, communications, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics. Serving customers in every sector of business and industry, Toppan’s global team of more than 50,000 employees offers optimal solutions enabled by industry-leading expertise and technologies to address the diverse challenges that businesses and society face in today’s rapidly changing market.
For more information, visit https://www.toppan.com/en/ or follow Toppan on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/toppan-printing/.