Horizon Travel & Tours Inc., was established in March 15, 1977 with business address at 1128 Dolmar Bldg., United Nations Avenue, Manila. In 1980, it became an accredited IATA travel agency. After a series of reorganization, the agency was taken over by the present management in May of 1984, a proactive member of the Philippine IATA Airline Travel Association (PIATA) and the Philippine Travel Agency Association (PTAA) up to the present.
By 1989, Horizon Travel found its niche in the contract workers market for the Middle East. During this period, Horizon took a major slice in the workers market making it a stand out as one of the reliable agencies in Manila. Horizon Travel went on to focus the aspect of wholesaling, catering to other markets such as tourist, immigrants, and ships crew. This eventually developed its significant share of the competitive market of wholesaling business.
Its outstanding performance in terms of sales production with the major airlines paved the way for Horizon to be among the top in its league. Citations and commendations were given to Horizon by the different carriers like Philippine Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Thai International Airways, Singapore Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Continental Airlines, Korean Airlines, Qantas Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa, EVA Air, Gulf Air, Qatar Airways, Saudia Airlines, and Emirates Airlines.
Major GDS (Global Distribution System) such as Abacus, Amadeus, and Galileo provide the reservation system Horizon Travel needs to support its wholesaling business.
By 1998, Horizon Travel extended its wholesaling business of air tickets to include tour and cruise packages to popular Asian destinations. Later on, Star Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Lines appointed to Horizon Travel to be one of its top preferred sales agents. Today, their tour package includes US / Canada, China, Australia and New Zealand to its list of growing destinations.
Year 2001 saw Horizon Travel expanded and opened its first branch office in 345 San Vicente cor. T. Pinpin Sts., Binondo, Manila to cater the Chinatown market focusing on retail of air ticket and package tours.
With the increasing demand and requirements of its clients and sub-agents, Horizon Travel in its earnest desire to render good and quality service transferred on May 16, 2005 to a bigger and more convenient location at the heart of the tourist belt area in Ermita. Now in its own permanent home at 490 Potenciana Mansion Sta. Monica St., Ermita, Manila, Horizon Travel will continue its quest to improve and provide the best service to its increasing number of clienteles.
At present, Horizon has a total workforce of 48 qualified personnel and a team of senior officers who carefully monitors and attends to all the travel requirements of their patrons. The agency offers the best deals in terms of pricing, travel promos to various destinations, and also arranges tour packages whether pleasure or incentive and quality tours also renders allied assistance for local tour packages including popular contracted rate with local hotels nationwide.
Horizon Travel’s years of valuable experience is the core of what Horizon is today, a reputable, thoroughly professional firm that has the flexibility to adapt to the ever-changing needs of the travel industry. Professionalism, efficiency, and reliability are the key ingredients that make the Horizon team the best in its league today by providing the best quality service to its clienteles.
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