Hogg Robinson Group (HRG) today confirms that Viajes El Corte Ingles (ECI) has been appointed as its new partner in Spain and Portugal, replacing Empresas Marsans, to provide corporate travel services to HRG’s multinational clients.
HRG has had a very good relationship with Empresas Marsans over many years, but in light of the financial difficulties experienced recently by their parent group, HRG has been working towards alternative solutions in Spain and Portugal to ensure its clients receive the best and most appropriate service. As a result, HRG has appointed El Corte Ingles as its new Partner in Spain and Portugal. El Corte Ingles is the market leader in corporate travel servicing both international and national clients in a wide range of sectors including government, financial services, pharmaceuticals, retail, technology and utilities.
David Radcliffe, Chief Executive of Hogg Robinson Group, commented: ‘We have been watching the situation with our former partner’s parent group for a while. The provision of a quality service to our clients is paramount to HRG so we have spent some time evaluating the best alternative options.
‘Following discussions with our clients about the most appropriate solutions in Spain and Portugal, we are delighted that HRG and ECI have reached agreement where ECI will, with immediate effect, handle the corporate travel interests of HRG’s clients in Spain and Portugal ensuring that they continue to receive the quality levels of service and support they have rightly come to expect from us. El Corte is a powerful ally to have in these important markets, and we look forward to working with them.’