Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Italcamel, a family-owned receptive destination management company that offers international tour operators solutions for ground service needs throughout Italy, is now marketing its services in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1979, the B2B group tourism provider, with offices in Rome, Venice and Riccione, has created a dedicated team to support requests from the North American market. Italcamel has also enlisted the services of Hubsolute, an international consulting agency providing sales and marketing support for travel and tourism businesses, to cultivate business in North America. Hubsolute has offices in Switzerland and Italy and satellite staff in the United States.
Italcamel connects incoming student, senior, leisure, business and incentive groups with its network of more than 4,000 hotels offering competitive rates throughout every region of Italy. The network include everything from rural leisure resorts to urban business-class hotels. With an in-house staff of 120 skilled tourism professionals, Italcamel also offers a wide-ranging selection of excursions with licensed and specialized multilingual tour guides and excellent bus, car and minibus companies to organize group and private transfers in every Italian city. Italcamel accommodates more than 2,400 groups per year from all over the world and currently buys approximately 85 million Euros worth of services from various suppliers all around Italy each year.
“After 38 years in this business, we are thrilled to start sharing our breadth and depth of knowledge about Italy with North American travel agents and group travel providers,” said Italcamel CEO Francesco Ciuffoli, son of the company’s late founder Raffaele Ciuffoli, who manages the business along with his brother Massimiliano and mother, Lidia. “I’m confident that North Americans will find our services and rates second-to-none in Italy. We boast a team of 10 contracting managers dedicated solely to negotiating competitive rates directly with hotels, while our unique concierge service offers agents offline support for all Italian travel and tourism needs.”
Italcamel also offers a fast, dynamic and intuitive online booking system, with no installation or maintenance costs for travel agents. Agents and group tour operators can search for hotels and filter results by price range, type of hotel, treatment, location and services. The online platform offers instant availability and rates for a wide selection of products at the best value for their money. The database can also be integrated with the client’s system via XML/API.