Travel Leaders Network and Travel Leaders Corporate are making a push to expand internationally by creating a worldwide network of agencies to provide better, more local service to corporate customers.

According to Travel Leaders Group (TLG), the parent company of both brands, 40 major travel agencies have recently become TLN members. They are located throughout Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. TLG said more are expected to join in the coming months.

TLN already had several existing international members. Today, it has agencies in nearly 50 countries. The network will be further bolstered by its existing agencies in the U.S., Canada the U.K. and Mexico.

Regional sales professionals have been hired in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

TLN president Roger Block said the network plans to bring aboard one exclusive Travel Leaders agency in "key countries around the globe."

Travel Leaders Corporate president Gabe Rizzi said the expansion will help the company become "more robust international players with stronger abilities and reach."

Angeles Tugdar, senior vice president of international markets for TLG, is leading the expansion and overseeing new regional team members. She is assisted by Kevin Brown, vice president of international sales for Travel Leaders Corporate. 

Carina Fernandez Grenno is the regional partner management director for Latin America. Susan Lancaster will fill that role for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Pat Siow will fill the role for Asia Pacific.

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