Amadeus has been selected by the recently created Colombian travel agency alliance GRUPO OVER (Grupo Empresarial TurÌ?stico Colombiano OVER S.A.) to be its preferred IT supplier.
The GDS will provide all 17 GRUPO OVER travel agencies located in 11 cities throughout the country as well as further agencies joining this group with its state-of-the-art reservation products and e-commerce solutions.
With the establishment of this local network of travel agencies, Colombia becomes the first country to operate a GRUPO OVER franchise in South America. The creation of this national alliance will allow Colombian travel agencies to profit from the broad expertise, Amadeus know-how and negotiated provider agreements of their Senior Franchise Partners in Spain - Grup d`Empresaris Tur’stics OVER S.A. - thus enabling them to provide their corporate and independent customers in Colombia with the latest technology, best portfolio of travel products and most competitive rates.
Grupo Empresarial Tur’stico Colombiano OVER S.A. is a travel agency network made up of 17 important Colombian travel agencies located in 11 cities around the country: Barranquilla (Over Baranquilla), Bogotá (Over Zeppelin, Over Gema Tours, Over Nexo Tours), Buenaventura (Over Balboa), Buga (Over Guadalajara), Cali (Over Nexo Tours, Over Calima), Cartagena (Over Gema Tours), Manizales (Over Agentur), Medell’n (Over A Fondo, Over Rutassa, Over Travel Center, Over Terra Nova, Over Trayectos, Over Universo), Pereira (Over Vani), Popayán (Over Purace) and San Andrés (Over Receptour). Four additional travel companies in Bogotá have expressed an interest in joining the alliance as well as further agencies in the cities of Bucaramanga, Cœcuta, Santa Marta, Monter’a, Pasto and Valledupar.
Grupo Empresarial Tur’stico Colombiano OVER S.A is a franchise of the Spanish Grup d`Empresaris Tur’stics OVER S.A. established in 1993 and headquartered in Barcelona, which currently represents 75 agencies in the Iberian peninsula with some 155 points of sale. The Spanish Over Group has announced its intention to operate further franchising agreements in Latin American and is currently negotiating with potential partners in Argentina, Venezuela and Panama.