Area (travel agency)

Area (travel agency)

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Infobox_Company
company_name = Travel Agency Area Ltd
company_
foundation = Finland (1937)
location_city = Helsinki
location_country = Finland
key_people = Juhani Suomela
num_employees = 300
industry = Travel
homepage = [http://www.area.fi/ www.area.fi]

Area Travel Agency Ltd is a major travel agency in Finland. Area is a part of Finnair Group and owned by Finnair, the national carrier of Finland. The company was founded in 1935. Area is a full-service travel agency and an American Express Representative in Finland. Area's 24-hour-service is open daily at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Area provides a comprehensive range of travel services. Leisure travelIn addition to Area's own City Breaks and Longhaul Travel Programme Area offers individual tailored tours, for example Area Golf product.

Scope of office network

Area has business travel centres in Helsinki, Hämeenlinna, Oulu, Tampere and Turku, leisure travel agencies in Helsinki's Lasipalatsi ("Glass Palace") and Tampere, Leisure Call Centre in Helsinki and the website area.fi.

Vision and values

Area's vision is to be a multi-channelled leader of e-travel in Finland. Area's values are Partnership, Expert knowledge, Pioneering and Profitability.

Total company sales

The company's total sales during fiscal year 2006 were 208 million €. Business travel represents 80% of company's total sales, leisure travel 20%.

Affiliations

Area is a member of IATA, AFTA (The Association of Finnish Travel Agents) and IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators).

Special travel

Area's special travel services include Groups and Events, Incoming, CIS and Baltic countries and Government Section.

Information and communications solutions

Effective ICT solutions are the basis of Area's high-quality customer service process. Virtual and multi-channel services are met with Elisa Orange Contact Center solution. Together with Amadeus Area has tailored Amadeus Selling Platform and Agency Manager solutions to meet Area's customers' demands.

The most recent joint-development with Amadeus and Finnair Group is the Leisure Engine Solution. With its pricing model and dynamic inventory, which together ensure the best price with availability for a given time, this technology takes Area to a new era in producing package holidays.

Referring sites

* [http://www.area.fi/ Official homepage]
* [http://www.finnairgroup.com/ Finnair Oyj]

See Also

*Amadeus IT Group


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