Flight Centre Owned Buffalo Tours and Olympus Tours Merge to Create One Global Experience Company
Buffalo Tours Asia and Olympus Tours Americas have announced the merging of their collective destination management companies (DMCs) to create one all-encompassing, global experience company now known as Discova.
Continuing to deliver turnkey solutions to their business partners around the world, Buffalo Tours, a long-time provider of customised tours in Asia, and Olympus Tours, a celebrated ground operator for Mexico, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic, will now operate under the Discova brand.
Backed by the global travel powerhouse, Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), the new brand positioning will be completed in the back end of the current year, showcasing at World Travel Market in London in November 2019.
“Our knowledge base, our people and our love of travel is at the heart of our business,” said Greg Kitchen, Managing Director of Discova. “This merger is not about changing who we are – it’s about underscoring our core values and strengthening the alignment between our businesses. This will allow us to expand our global reach so that we can remain at the forefront of in-destination travel services and connect our partners and customers to a world of possibilities through discovery and adventure.”
The repositioning of Buffalo and Olympus businesses into Discova reaffirms the brand’s commitment to being a business to business (B2B) DMC. Discova delivers a range of services to its partners that includes day touring, transportation, extended touring, educational travel and MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions).
Discova is also able to create tailormade in-destination solutions. The strong position Buffalo Tours has maintained in responsible tourism will be carried into the new brand and complimented by working alongside Flight Centre Travel Group’s (FCTG’s) already recognized Worldwise Charter.
Discova currently operates in 14 countries in Asia, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean. To learn more about Discova’s locations and the types of products and itineraries it offers, visit www.discova.com.
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About the Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG):
The Flight Centre Travel Group (fctgl.com) is one of the world’s largest travel companies with over 18,000 staff and 2500 stores across its leisure, corporate and wholesale businesses. The company’s turnover in 2014/2015 financial year was £9 billion. After starting with one shop 30 years ago, FCTG has enjoyed remarkable growth and is one of the top 100 publicly listed companies on the Australian Securities Exchange.
All specialist brands under the FCTG Corporate banner offer 24/7 support and the benefits of a blended offline/online solution; global negotiation strength and unique and superior business travel products.