Continent Express is a major buyer of travel products on behalf of our clients in the Russian market, and so has strong buyer positions with all primary airlines, hotel chains, key properties, and rail and car companies.
As the largest Russian TMC, when negotiating for best deals with airlines, we enjoy primary status in this market with Aeroflot, British Airways, BMI, SAS and others for the benefit of our clients.
Being a member of IATA and BSP, we have direct and unrestricted access to all international airlines, and can serve our clients at any point of sale across the world thru e-ticketing. We also provide services to our customers around the world through our network of allied independent travel management companies.
As a local TMC, we work directly with Russian local airlines and railroads.
We are a major buyer in Russia with all the major international hotel chains, such as Marriott, Intercontinental, and Holiday Inn. We also have strong relationships with key properties in the difficult Russian hotel markets. This is a significant benefit for our clients, particularly in accessing availability on a preferred basis.
Continent Express has an established network of direct relationships with Visa and Labour Migration authorities, enabling us to give our clients prompt and accurate advice, and to process and deliver right solution quickly and effectively. In the Russian corporate travel market, this is an essential service with no tolerance for error.
Continent Express is an active member of the key industry associations, such as ACTE (Association of Corporate Travel Executives) and ITM (Institute of Travel Management). Our team is actively involved in developing and promoting professional travel management in Russia, both attending and contributing to industry conferences, forums and seminars. We are plugged into best international practice, technology and trends, which we share and deliver to our clients.