Frankfurt, 12 April: In the first quarter of 2022, the global franchise network Lufthansa City Center expanded by 9 new LCC franchisees in 9 countries: Egypt, Finland, France, Georgia, Jordan, Malta, North Macedonia, South Korea and Turkey. Six of these agencies hold on top the special DMC license and add three new countries to the LCC DMC network: Finland, Georgia and South Korea. Two agencies hold the additional Business Travel license. With these nine new franchise members, the international LCC network grows to 232 members in 87 countries.
As of February 2022, the following three new Lufthansa City Center (LCC) agencies entered the network: Dana Tours LCC in Cairo/Egypt, Robert Arrigo& Sons LCC in St Julians/Malta, Pan East Tours LCC in Amman/Jordan. In March 2022, three more Lufthansa City Centers joined: Kim's M&T LCC in Seoul/ South Korea, Travel Ser-Vis LCC in Istanbul/Turkey, Wonderland LCC in Batumi/Georgia. In January 2022, Globeo Travel LCC (LCC) in Paris/France, Congress Travel Service LCC in Skopje/North Macedonia and Elämys Group LCC in Helsinki/Finland had joined already.
The expertise and core business of these nine new franchisees ranges from pure incoming business to mixed corporate/leisure focus and pure corporate agencies. Six members hold the special LCC DMC license (Egypt, Georgia, Finland, Jordan, Malta, South Korea) for incoming experts and further expand the LCC DMC network to 76 partners in 80 countries.
Martina Groenegres, Managing Director of the international franchise headquarters Lufthansa City Center International (LCCI): “The travel industry is gaining up speed again after Covid-19. Travel agencies seek for a global expert’s network, a powerful brand and top notch technology infrastructure to accompany their digital transformation. LCC provides the ideal answer to all these components.” One of our core USPs, the DMC network, attracts more and more incoming specialists and we are happy to enlarge our DMC network now with six new agencies and with Georgia, Finland and South Korea also three new DM countries. After 2 years, the MICE segment is finally returning. Our public LCC DMC marketplace available at www.lcc-dmc.com streamlines and coordinates our DMC portfolio, all DMC partner profiles, travel inspirations and B2B inquiries”, continues Martina Groenegres.
About Lufthansa City Center:
Lufthansa City Center (LCC) is the world's largest independent franchise company in the travel agency market with 500 offices in over 87 countries and a total turnover of 5,43 billion Euros (business year 2019). LCC is active in the leisure (tourism) and corporate (business travel) sectors. The chain of owner-managed medium-sized travel agencies includes 270 offices with around 2,000 employees in Germany. Outside of its home market Germany (which is operated by the German franchisor Lufthansa City Center Reisebüropartner GmbH), the travel agency network employs around 2,300 people in 230 offices. Responsible for all world-wide agencies is Lufthansa City Center International GmbH, the international franchisor located in Frankfurt/Germany. Lufthansa City Center offer a global programme with local relevance to nurture the cultural differences and dynamics required in each market. A global presence with local capabilities ensures the best opportunity for delivering exceptional customer service. Further information is available at www.lufthansa-city-center.com/en and www.lcc-dmc.com .