YESTERDAY Express Travel Group’s (ETG) annual Independent Travel Group forum kicked off in Kuala Lumpur, with a closed forum for members of the italktravel branded part of the network.
The group, pictured above, met with the ETG executive team to discuss new franchise developments, business coaching and brand enhancements, with 2018 said to be shaping up to be the best year yet for the franchise.
They also welcomed the newly added italktravel & cruise Blue Mountains to the family, as well as new owner Michael O’Leary who has purchased italktravel Castle Hill (TD yesterday).
O’Leary told TD his latest venture means he has now attended Independent Travel Group conferences as a franchisor, supplier and now agency owner.
The italktravel gathering kicked off three days of conferencing at the Pullman City Centre Hotel, with key sponsors including Malaysia Airlines, the Travel Corporation and Si Holidays while the event will wrap up tomorrow afternoon with a gala awards dinner in the Grand Pullman Ballroom.
Wendy Wu Tours founder Wendy Wu will also deliver a keynote address – and there’s plenty of conviviality with a Kuala Lumpur City Scavenger Hunt which will see teams adventure across the Malaysian capital.