LONDON, February 10, 2014 – AlliedPRA Inc., a global leader in the destination management company (DMC) sector, announces today a partnership with Cantrav Destination Management Services, a long established and well-respected DMC based in Vancouver, Canada. According to Robert Patterson, Chief Financial & Operating Officer of AlliedPRA “this new partnership allows AlliedPRA to offer its clients destinations for meetings, events and incentives in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, as well as the US State of Alaska, destinations for which we know there is considerable demand from AlliedPRA’s client base.” Cantrav, which will continue to be independently owned, will benefit from greater international exposure, new sales channels and the resources of AlliedPRA’s central sales team. AlliedPRA in turn expects to benefit from some of Cantrav’s strong client relationships.
For over 30 years, Cantrav has delivered, high quality, customized and creative meeting and incentive programs and events across Western Canada. Cantrav, which has offices in Vancouver, Whistler and Banff, offers clients the benefits of its extensive resources and in-depth local knowledge. In addition to its DMC services, the Cantrav Events and Production team offers expertise in designing themed events, meetings management and branded productions. Cantrav’s range of DMC services includes activities, tours, transportation and logistics management.
“AlliedPRA is highly selective in its choice of partners. Whilst we intend to be able to offer our clients ever more destinations, we will only partner with other DMC’s, such as Cantrav, who share our values and quality control excellence.” shared Patterson. “We look forward to a successful partnership with Cantrav.”
“For Cantrav, the partnership with AlliedPRA gives us access to AlliedPRA’s impressive client base and share its considerable sales resources” shared George Bartel, president of Cantrav Destination Management Services. “Since 1980 we have sought to respond quickly to changes in the market place and changes in the needs of clients. We look forward to working with AlliedPRA.”
AlliedPRA consistently offers comprehensive and customized DMC solutions to corporate, incentive and association planners based in many locations around the world. In 2014, AlliedPRA plans to further expand the number of locations it can offer its clients, both through new partnerships with select independently owned DMCs and by opening up new wholly owned subsidiary offices.
AlliedPRA is represented in Australia & New Zealand by PillowMINT.