Strong team – strong performance!
Globus Tours Switzerland celebrates its 10th anniversary
Corona has caused all of us a great deal of worry. But the light at the end of the tunnel is becoming bigger and brighter and the next season will be a good one! That’s why we say: full speed ahead! We have even hired reinforcements four new team members, with an affinity for ship travel and who are highly motivated, have joined us on board Globus Tours So we are even better positi oned tha n ever for our 10 th anniversary We are currently expa nding our portfolio with our reinforced team. You can look forward to further top class travel experiences on the most beautiful rivers in Europe. In this newsletter we will be tel ling you about one of our new shore excursion areas But above all, today we would like to say THANK YOU on the occasion of our anniversary. Thank you for the many years of trust and close cooperation! We are very much looking forward to the next 10 years, during which time we will continue to inspire and enchant your travelling guests.
Andreas Ernst, Manuela van Zelst Stotz and the whole Globus Tours team!
Monique Radings | Product Development Manager
Born in the Netherlands, Monique Radings first travelled all over the world herself before turning her passion for travel into a profession As a corporate manager, she has made it possible for thousands of guests to do what she herself personally enjoys: discovering the world. With her long standing passion for travel and her professional business experience in tourism management, Monique Ra dings is now on board as product development manager for the Globus Group.
“My fascination wit h travel, my professional experience and this position at Globus Tours are simply the perfect match. I’m really looking forward to developing new dynamic products that not only meet the expectations of our guests, but exceed them.
Catalina Mateos | Shore Excursion Manager
From cabin attendant to cruise director: Catalina Mateos career has been impressive. She has 16 years of experience working on rivers and seas She knows the longings and demands of the guests from her own experience, as well as the requirements of the cruise companies. Half Italian, half Spanish, she grew up in Belgium, recently lived in Budapest and now in Switzerland.
“ I am thrilled to be returning to the cruise industry after a two year hiatus. In my position as Shore Excursion Manager at Globus Tours my focus is on offering cruise companies a top quality service. Not standard, run of the mill offers, but tailor made s ervices that are precisely made to match individual needs
In addition, two new customer relationship managers are expanding the team:
Ines Berther | Customer Relationship Manager
“I was looking for a varied and interesting challenge in a motivated, friendly team and that’s exactly what I found at Globus Tours. No day is like the other here. I am delighted to be part of Globus Tours!”
Kais Abdeddaiem | Customer Relationship Manager
“I became aware of Globus Tours through the company’s expansion course. Developing the diversification of the product portfolio within the team is a new challenge for me, and one that coincides with my interests.”
BRABANT THE NEW RIVER CRUISE REGION FROM GLOBUS TOURS
Vincent van Gogh, a fortress town from the 17th century, rhinos and elephants and a desert: Brabant has some spectacular attractions on offer. And in addition to these top attractions, the Dutch province wins the hearts of its visitors above all with its proverbial hospitality and plenty of local traditions in their original form.
Beekse Bergen: We will take your guests on safari in the middle of the Netherlands In the Beekse Bergen Safari Park, you will come up close to Africa’s “big five”: elephants, rhinos, buffalos, leopards, lions
Loonse and Drunense Dunes National Park:: In the largest area of drifting sand in Wes tern Europe, created 10,000 years ago, you can experience the breath taking feeling of being in a desert.
The fortress town of Heusden:: Visiting Heusden means travellin g back in time to the 17th century. The town, which was built around one of the oldest moated castles in north western Europe, has no less than 134 listed buildings.
’s Hertog enbosch: In the fascinati ng medieval city, with its alleys and picturesque bridges, a boat trip reveals unimagined perspectives ’s Hertogenbosch was named the most hospitable town four times in a row!
The museum district of ’s Hertogenbosch makes the dream of seeing a real van Gogh come true. In the Het Noordbrabants Museum you can admire ori ginal works by the painter genius. Gogh’s love of the Brabant countryside, where he grew up, is reflected in his paintings.
Eindhoven: Welcome to the largest city in Brabant, bursting with energy and creativity, innovation and design and impressive architecture Here is where the charm of the old town meets futuristic architecture and famous museums such as the Van Abbemuseum a nd De Kazerne invite you to discover modern art.
… and these are just a few highlights from our Brabant itinerary.
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NEW: Exclusive experiences for tour groups to Ijsselmeer
From VIP visits to the legendary Alkmaar cheese market to a sightseeing flight over multi-coloured seas of tulips
Mit Globus Tours entdecken Ihre Gäste den ganzen Zauber des Ijsselmeers mit seinen denkmalgeschützten Altstädten aus dem Goldenen Zeitalter und urigen Fischerdörfern.
With Globus Tours, your guests will discover the full magic of the Ijsselmeer with its old town packed with listed buildings from the Golden Age and rustic fishing villages. They will discover the regions around the largest lake in Holland, up close and with all their senses – for example, on a VIP visit to the legendary cheese market in Alkmaar with an exclusive look behind the scenes (only possible with us!), in the quaint fishing village of Volendam or during a city sightseeing trip on the e-bus around the historic port city of Hoorn. Of course Edam, the gateway to Friesland, and the dike will not go unseen.
Another absolute highlight is a visit to our three-generation family, whose passion it is to cultivate environmentally-friendly tulips. However, we can even top this! Seemingly endless, multi-coloured seas of tulips viewed from above. Our romantic tulip sightseeing flight makes many hearts leap and is truly a heavenly experience.
NEW: With green energy through the Golden Age
Environmentally-friendly city tours around beautiful Hoorn
Around 300 listed buildings line the streets of the city centre of Hoorn and tell of the glorious past in the 17th century.
The new e-buses from Globus Tours have recently been in service for city tours through the lanes and alleys of the enchanting historic port city on the Ijsselmeer.
Thanks to them, tour groups can immerse themselves in the impressive historical flair – 100% environmentally friendly, quiet, clean and plenty of driving pleasure.
NEW: Shore excursions on the River Douro
Your river cruise area is our area
Portuguese port is seductively sweet.
Und verführerisch sind auch unsere Ausflugsideen entlang des atemberaubenden Douro-Tals mit seinen spektakulären Terrassen und vielen Weltkulturerbstätten. And our excursion ideas are also seductive – along the breathtakingly spectacular Douro Valley with its terraces and the numerous world heritage sites along the way.
We will thrill your guests with, for example, port tasting in a picturesque vineyard, a Fado show or bacalhau dinner in Porto’s enchanting old town or take them on a journey through history in the world famous “golden” university city of Salamanca.
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.
Globus Tours GmbH,
Tel. +41 81 353 18 00, email@example.com
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.