FULL SPEED AHEAD WITH GLOBUS TOURS: WITH OUR NEW ADDITION MARCO VAN INGEN
GLOBUS TOURS Ltd, the service provider for shipping companies and tour operators, recently made the headlines with its takeover of Events Holland.
Now the river cruise expert Marco van Ingen, known and valued throughout the industry, has been brought on board. This means that at Globus Tours all indications are for “full steam ahead” in offering even more individualised services and outstanding customer service following the corona crisis.
Being very familiar with North Holland due to his background, the qualified tourism specialist and tour guide van Ingen will competently oversee and further develop the service portfolio of programmes on land and events offered by Events Holland, the former market leader, for Globus Tours.
Due to his experience in the planning of jetties, he will also act as a port project manager within the Globus Group and set up additional ports in Europe.
Marco van Ingen is looking forward to joining the Globus Tours crew. “For me, Globus Tours is exactly the right place to fully express my diverse know-how and my great passion for river tourism.”
All Events Holland Services can now be booked again!
Globus Tours GmbH takes on the whole range of services
After Events Holland had to file for bankruptcy due to the corona crisis a few weeks ago, there is now some good news: Globus Tours GmbH has taken over Events Holland B.V. and integrated all the services offered by this renowned company into its portfolio. “Events Holland customers can now sit back and relax”, says Manuela van Zelst Stotz, Chief Customer Officer at Globus Tours. “They can now easily and conveniently rely on proven services of the high standard they are used to.”
Events Holland had become the market leader in North Holland for group activities in the fields of tour operations and river cruises, and had also been successful in the event sector.
The previous Managing Director of Events Holland Rob van Loon on the takeover: “I am very pleased that the services that I have successfully built up in the areas of events and tour operations since 2008 can now be continued with competence and commitment. I will be actively assisting Globus Tours in the process.” Manuela van Zelst Stotz is also very satisfied with the agreed framework: “Our long-standing cooperation with Events Holland was excellent in terms of content and extremely pleasant in terms of personal relations. Our team is looking forward to working with Rob van Loon.”
Globus Tours GmbH specialises in the design and organisation of programmes on land and events for river cruises – on the Rhine, Mosel, Main, Danube, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Douro and the Elbe – including transfer services and hotel accommodation. Thanks to their connection to the Globus Group, Globus Tours GmbH is able to round off their range of services with ship landing stages, parking services along the river, private, business and sightseeing flights, a nostalgia ship and private excursions.
The current expansion is in line with statements made by Globus Tours at the beginning of the year when the renowned river tourism expert Manuela van Zelst Stotz joined the company: in close dialogue with customers, the company is developing its range of services precisely in line with customer needs, thus making the entire Globus Group an even more attractive service partner for river boat companies and tour operators. Van Zelst Stotz comments: “Absolute customer focus is our top priority. With immediate effect, we are also there for Event Holland’s customers and business partners and will soon be in contact with them personally.”
Globus Tours is setting sail for the future with a great deal of optimism. Andreas Ernst, Chief Executive Officer at Globus Tours comments: “With the corona situation gradually being overcome and with river cruise ships being allowed to cast off once again, we are now leaving the crisis behind us. We not only believe in a great future – we will also shape it. With a fantastic team, competence and full steam ahead – that’s our motto!”
All incoming enquiries/information to Events Holland will be redirected to Globus Tours with immediate effect.
The Globus Group is expanding and we have the industry leader Manuela van Zelst Stotz on board
From 1st January 2020, Manuela van Zelst Stotz will strengthen the Globus Group management team. As a member of the management board of Globus Tours Switzerland, the river tourism expert will further strengthen and expand the group’s growth course.
“Due to our very positive rate of growth, it is time for internal restructuring and personnel reinforcements. We consider ourselves very fortunate that we have been able to acquire Manuela van Zelst Stotz as top specialist in river tourism and an experienced manager from our business unit in Switzerland”, comments Andreas Ernst, Managing Director of Globus Tours, on the new addition. “As a long-term Managing Director of Scylla AG, Manuela van Zelst Stotz successfully headed the solid development of the Swiss shipping business, turning it into an internationally renowned company. We are sure that her experience and leadership qualities, her expertise and networking within the industry will be of great benefit to us.”
Globus Group I River Service from A-Z
The Globus Group unites several service divisions under one roof. Its customers include many well-known river cruise operators in Europe and beyond. As a reliable service partner with its own locations at strategically important river ports, the Globus Group has been offering an all-round service for river tourism for more than 25 years. Recently, the next step towards a new era was heralded. With the opening of the Bremerhaven Parking Service, the Globus Group is now represented on the high seas for the first time.
Whether ship logistics, berths, warehouse logistics or the organisation of excursion programmes for cruises, the Globus Group covers everything and is available around the clock, even in the case of shipping requirements arising in extreme situations. The range of shipping services on offer for ship passengers includes parking, baggage and transfer services (currently available at Passau, Engelhartszell, Cologne, Paris, Lyon and Bremerhaven). In addition, the Globus Group operates an electronically operated nostalgia excursion ship on the River Inn, the Rivers Apartment-Hotel in Passau and a charter aircraft with luxurious facilities for private or business trips in Europe.
Manuela van Zelst Stotz – the new face of the Land Operations Division I Globus Tours
Manuela van Zelst Stotz is impressed by the comprehensive range of river tourism services offered by the Globus Group. At Globus Tours Switzerland, Manuela van Zelst Stotz will devote herself in particular to key account management and will support further product development. “Globus Tours already covers the Danube, Rhine, Main, Seine and Rhone rivers with their tributaries and with its excellent network offers great land outings for every river cruise at stops along the way – whether a cocktail workshop at the Palaise Benedictine or a visit to the Cabaret Paradis Latin. However, in terms of our company name Globus, this is just the beginning.”
As a service provider, the demands of ship tourism providers are the absolute focus of the Globus Group. In close dialogue with customers, Manuela van Zelst Stotz will further develop the range of services on offer to meet specific needs and thus make the Globus Group an even more attractive service partner for shipping companies and tour operators.