PRESS RELEASE: AVIAREPS UK (formally AVIACIRCLE) has won the MICE account for Visit Flanders. The win comes at an exciting time for the company having just acquired AVIAREPS PLC in the UK, making AVIAREPS, the largest GSA (general sales agent) in the world.
To drive the MICE sales for VISITFLANDERS, the award-winning AVIAREPS UK team will develop business leads to encourage event sources for the regions Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent and Brussels amongst general sales, marketing and PR activity.
“We are very excited to be representing VISITFLANDERS within the UK MICE market. The Flanders region contains some of the most popular destinations for both agency and association business from the UK. The variety of venues on offer from UNESCO world heritage sites through to contemporary modern options and its excellent accessibility from the UK, makes it a great client to be working with,” said Robert Keysselitz, Managing Director AVIAREPS UK
“We are delighted to appoint AVIAREPS UK as our new MICE representation agency, to help us to grow business from this key sector. The city of Brussels, together with the art cities of Flanders are within very easy reach of the UK and have so much to offer in the way of meetings, events and incentive trips, including magnificent venues, world-class gastronomy, high professional standards and English widely spoken. The team at AVIAREPS UK has a wealth of experience and is brimming with enthusiasm and creative ideas to firmly embed Flanders as a destination of choice with meetings planners and organisers,” said Andrew Daines, Director UK and Ireland, VISITFLANDERS
Adam Weatherby, Head of Tourism for AVIAREPS UK (formally of South Africa Tourism and Visit Britain) will lead the account with Rose Garber (formally of Reed Exhibitions and the Hong Kong Tourist Board) as the daily Account Manager.
VISITFLANDERS joins an enviable and growing client list which includes: New York State, Ontario Tourism, Hawaii Tourism Authority as well as the newly appointed Basque Country, Aqua & Aston Hotels and the World Hotels Group.
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About AVIAREPS UK
AVIAREPS UK is a full service Tourism and Aviation agency specialising in Marketing, PR, Events, Sales and Aviation solutions based in London. Robert Keysselitz is the Managing Director. Robert’s experience includes senior management roles with Delta Airlines and PanAm; and was the Continental European Vice President for Barbados Tourism Board Authority. The company was founded as CircleSolution Consultants in 2001. In 2010, CircleSolution Consultanats merged with AIRLINE CENTER to become AVIACIRCLE. In May 2015, the company acquired AVIAREPS PLC becoming AVIAREPS UK. The current client list includes 18 airlines and 21 tourism accounts.
Founded in Germany in 1994 with an extensive office network spanning all continents with 56 offices in 43 countries, the AVIAREPS Group is the world’s leading airline and tourism management company with over 90 airlines and more than 90 tourism clients in its portfolio. In addition to providing well established passenger General Sales Agent (GSA) services and tourism marketing representation, clients are also offered expertise and services in public relations, Event production, advertising, IT solutions, consulting, financial services, airport marketing, and trade & retail promotion.
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Ms. Puja Khanna, Head of Public Relations