Abercrombie & Kent opens DMC in Costa Rica

LONDON — Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) has set its sights on Costa Rica with the opening of a new Destination Management Company (DMC).

According to Martin Froggatt, Chief Destination Officer at A&K Travel Group, establishing its own DMC in the country will help the company deliver the same level of service it offers globally with travel experiences that showcase the essence of each destination.

“Costa Rica consistently ranks as a top seller among our Central American destinations. It made perfect sense to set up operations here,” said Froggatt. “Now, we’re ready and enthusiastic to design outstanding travel experiences that deeply connect visitors to the distinct features of this remarkable destination.”

A&K operates the world’s largest network of luxury DMCs, with over 55 offices in more than 30 countries. The company partners with premium and luxury travel companies that are dedicated to high-quality travel experiences, providing on-the-ground services to tour operators, cruise lines and Meetings & Incentive Groups. A&K DMCs also work with travel advisors on a business-to-business basis to deliver seamless service from arrival to departure for guests on tailor-made itineraries.

By setting up its own office, A&K hires and trains local staff, purchases equipment and builds the infrastructure needed to support sustainable tourism. It provides job opportunities to a workforce of more than 2,500 citizens of the countries where it operates, along with ongoing training in subjects such as computers, accounting, first aid, driver training, mechanics, history, geography, natural resources and conservation.

In addition, through its philanthropic arm, Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP), A&K supports community partners involved in education, healthcare, conservation and enterprise development. The launch of the Costa Rica DMC will not only expand A&K’s presence across the globe, but will also enhance AKP’s efforts to contribute to local communities.

For more information go to www.abercrombiekent.com.

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