Next General Meeting will take place on October 29th and 30th 2013 in Luxembourg
March 19th and 20th 2013 in San Sebastian, Spain
Global Passenger Network welcomed our new members from France and Sweden. Global Passenger Network's strategic alliance partner, IRIZAR, hosted and sponsored the 15th GPN's General Meeting.IRIZAR has made a great contribution to GPN since they joined us and the organization of this meeting was really appreciated by the group.
The Board of Directors prepared working sessions around the GPN’s 5 year plan. This plan is a working document that was created in 2007 whose last version is from 2011. GPN's members observed what the plan states about the different areas of interest, and after check each phase and each goal, they set a clear strategy for the organization in order to turn it into the roadmap for GPN in the next years.
October 30th and 31st in Lisbon, Portugal
Global Passenger Network welcomed to our new members from Belgium, Greece, Norway and South Africa.
We discussed our sales, marketing, and technology strategies, best practice, membership expansion, environmental issues, governmental regulations, among other things.
March 19th and March 20th in Helsinki, Finland
GPN discussed our sales, marketing, and technology strategies, best practice, membership expansion, environmental issues, governmental regulations, among other things.
November 2011, 12th General Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey
During this meeting, the Five-Year Plan was discussed and modifications were approved for a new version. Steve Klika, GPN's Chairman since the foundation, resigned as Chairman and Luis Angel Pedrero took his place. Steve Klika remained in GPN as Honorary Chairman.
March 2011, 11th General Meeting in Tallin, Estonia
Ms. Machi Gavalas (Nasco Tours) from Egypt gave a presentation of her company. (Sponsored by Pastuszak in Poland and Eberhardt in Germany.) Nasco Tours from Egypt was voted in unanimously as a new member.
November 2010, 10th General Meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland
Olivari was unanimusly votes as GPN membership representing Croatia together with Voyages Emile Weber from Luxembourg after their companies' presentations.
March 2010, 9th General Meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark
Christos Eleftheriou introduced Blue Line from Greece and it was voted in unanimously as GPN's Greek member. Also, It was decided that GPN will become a member of Smart Move
November 2009, 8th General Meeting in Bucharest, Romania
GPN’s relationship with social media was discussed and to continue to make progress in this direction , we create a Facebook page and a Twitter account.
March 2009, 7th General Meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel
Marina Levchenko and Michael Budyansky presented their company to the group, and VER & TA Travel Group’s application, were unanimously voted as GPN membership representing Russia
November 2008, 6th General Meeting in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hansabuss in Estonia presented its company to the group and became our new member.
March 2008, 5th General Meeting in Pforzheim, Germany
We welcome new memberships, after a brief report on their company: Iceland( Reykjavik Excursions) Sweden (Ramkvillabuss)sponsored by Denmark.
Turkey, Idee Travel,(sponsored by Germany).Latvia and Lithuania ( Ollex) The GPN Family grows!!
November 2007, 4th General Meeting in Orlando, USA
There were no new prospective members at this meeting. Every member shared his/her vision of GPN in the year 2010. There was discussion about various issues, including technology, membership fees, purchasing programs, regional issues, membership, training programs, staffing, travel partners, marketing campaigns, trade fairs, packages, cross-selling, quality, etc
March 2007, 3rd General Meeting in Madrid, Spain
There were 2 new applications for membership who were approuved: Great Britain with CoachMarque and Israel with Maya Tours. Welcome!!
July 2006 in Bologna, Italy
In July of 2006, a group of elite motor coach operators from ten countries met in Bologna, Italy, to explore ways to create strong and lasting partnerships with other companies around the world with a similar philosophy of quality and service. These founding members were looking for ways to guarantee their clients the same quality abroad that they offered in their own countries. During the 2-day meeting, GPN was born. Since 2006, GPN has been steadily adding new members that share the original philosophy of the organization. From its 10 founders, GPN has grown to include 30 members. Although the goal is to offer service in every country around the world, GPN’s focus remains on quality rather than quantity, and only the best operators are considered for membership.