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Australia joins UNIGLOBE Global Partner Program

eTN Staff Writer  Nov 02, 2009

Australia’s Platinum Travel Corporation has joined the UNIGLOBE Travel International Global Partner Program – a worldwide network of top-performing corporate travel agencies. Platinum Travel Corporation is the newest member of this network spanning 50 countries strategically positioned worldwide.

Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, Platinum Travel Corporation began operations in September 2009. The company specializes in corporate travel management, event solutions, and strategic consulting and has offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Wollongong, Gerringong, and Brisbane. Founder and executive chairman Carl Buerckner is a past director and chairman of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents and former managing director of HRG Australia. “Platinum Travel’s decision to join the Global Partner Program is part of our vision to provide our Australian customers with the most up-to-date and comprehensive business travel management and event solutions, with local focus in a world market,” said Buerckner.

U. Gary Charlwood , founder, chairman, and CEO of Canadian-owned UNIGLOBE Travel International, launched the Global Partner Program to allow independent agency owners to internationalize their brands using UNIGLOBE brand recognition, referral networks, and booking technology. Membership is open to agencies in countries without UNIGLOBE master franchise license agreements.

“I am delighted to welcome Australia and Platinum Travel Corporation to our growing network of Global Partners,” said Charlwood. “Corporate travel is about to explode in developing markets in south Asia and the Pacific Rim. This partnership is a significant win-win. UNIGLOBE’s network and buying power will translate into advantages and savings for Platinum Travel clients, and Platinum’s leadership will no doubt grow our brand and referral opportunities in Australia.”

Buerckner sees potential for significant growth in Australia’s corporate travel sector. “Our national airline ranks among the top five internationally and Australia is a desirable destination for the world’s fastest-growing travel markets.”

Platinum Travel Corporation’s website is at . For information about the Global Partner Program, visit .

UNIGLOBE Travel International is one of the world's largest single brand travel franchise organizations with more than 700 locations in 50 countries encompassing the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Pacific. Operating under a well-recognized brand name, UNIGLOBE travel agencies specialize in providing highly-personalized travel management services to small- to mid-sized corporate clients and vacation planning to leisure travelers. Since 2008, the UNIGLOBE brand has welcomed new agencies from the USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, France, Poland, the UK, Romania, Slovenia, India, Pakistan, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Russia, Jordan, Iraq, and Australia.

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