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Global Events Partners Announces Closing of Seven Offices
Global Events Partners, (GEP), the leading partnership of destination management companies (DMCs) worldwide, has announced that it is closing its seven company-owned DMCs, which are GEP Washington, GEP Philly, GEP Baltimore, GEP Bahamas, GEP South Florida, GEP Utah and GEP Atlanta. The move, according to GEP Chairman and CEO Chris White, is to return to GEP's original business model representing 58 independently owned and operated partners that are "100 percent open for business."
Three GEP branded DMCs in Arizona, Spain, and Las Vegas are licensed companies not owned by GEP and remain in business, White said. GEP Orlando will return to its previous ownership as Florida Coast to Coast with the same exceptional team in place. All business that was contracted with the affected DMCs is being transferred to another DMC in the interim, and clients have been contacted directly with further information, White reported.
"We felt it was in the best interest of the partnership, " White said "to focus solely on our partners and return to our original business model that has been successful for almost 15 years now and made us an industry leader, along with our sister company Krisam Group."
Global Events Partners has 58 partner DMCs that are independently owned and operated in over 90 destinations worldwide. "We will continue to focus on the meeting professionals' needs," White continued, "by providing them with the best in DMC destinations, coupled with Krisam's 250 top meetings hotels and resorts worldwide, and the best in support from our 20 leading sales representatives."
"The bottom line is," White continued, "we will now concentrate even more fully on service and personal attention to our partners, members, and clients."
About Krisam Group (Krisam) & Global Events Partners (GEP)
Krisam Group and Global Events Partners provide meeting professionals with more four- and five-star hotel options, the finest DMC s around the world, and the most resourceful national sales force in the industry.
For 38 years the company has built its reputation on being a long-term partner to its clients. The Krisam and GEP teams have deep industry knowledge, vast negotiating expertise, and a relentless commitment to making sure every meeting is a success.
The dedicated Krisam and GEP professionals are authorized representatives for over 250 distinctive member hotels and 58 hand-picked DMCs covering 90 destinations worldwide. No other company offers meeting professionals this breadth of options or depth of service.
Thanks to affiliations with sister companies-- PRG, an industry leading production company; and Go West Creative Group, a full-service creative communications and marketing agency -- GEP/Krisam offers a unique "one-stop" solution for meeting planners worldwide.
For more information on Krisam, please visit www.krisam.com and GEP please visit www.globaleventspartners.com.
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