The boom in Asian travel appears set to continue, as Wings Travel Management today announced the launch of its Asia Pacific operation in Singapore.
The Singapore operation will mark the a global travel management company’s presence in the Asia Pacific region and see the provision of specialised support to companies in the oil and gas, marine and financial services sectors across the region.
This represents a significant step for Wings in its global expansion plans, and will support the TMC’s goal of becoming the benchmark in global travel management.
Sonja Hamman, who is currently the director of operations for UK & Europe, has been appointed to lead this region.
Hamman has clearly demonstrated her ability to build a business from the ground up.
She took leadership of the UK operation in 2001 and worked to develop it into one of the fastest growing travel management companies in the UK and the fastest growing unit within Wings.
“I am very excited about the challenge of starting up another new region for Wings,” said Hamman.
“AsiaPac has been the missing dot on the Wings ’map’ and opening an operation in this region gives us a truly global presence.
“Having a Wings team on the ground in Singapore, which is a key area for financial services and the oil & gas industry, will allow us to improve our service offering to our clients even further.”
Wings Travel Management provides customised service solutions to the offshore, marine, financial services and corporate sectors where expertise, knowledge and traveller support is paramount.
Wings is committed to exceeding their clients’ expectations, through its global locations.
Tony Sofianos, chief executive of Wings Travel Management added: “Singapore is a strong market and we are excited to launch an operation in this key business area.
“The expansion will enable us to provide complete support and travel solutions to the needs of the region. Sonja has the required skill set and Wings background to grow the Asia Pacific region.
“I am confident she will excel in her new position and be as successful as she’s been with our UK operation.”