American Express was established in 1850 and operates a Travel Services Network of over 3,500 branches in more than 150 countries, which includes 22 Sub Saharan Countries, making it the single largest distributor of travel- related services in the world. And with over 100 years of travel experience, American Express is recognised as the “World’s Leading Travel Company”, with a Global sales in excess of $19 Billion USD.
American Express Travel Services Nigeria Limited, made its debut into the Nigerian market in June 2006, being established in Nigeria by the Tourvest Group Plc. from SouthAfrica. Tourvest. Tourvest Plc. is the largest travel & tourism company within Southern Africa.
In Nigeria, American Express offers a “One Stop Shop” to large Corporations (currently servicing over 100 major Corporations in Nigeria at present), for all thier travel requirements, both domestic, International, Travel Advisory and other allied matters.
More recently, in July 2010, American Express Travel Nigeria (Tourvest plc.) joined forces with the Chellaram’s Group, to form a Joint Venture poised to become the No 1 travel provider throughout Nigeria, and already have plans to open new offices in Abuja and Port-Harcourt.