For Immediate Release
August 24, 2021
Fischer Travel and Fortis Global Announce Strategic Alliance to Offer Clients Comprehensive Luxury and Emergency Travel Services
NEW YORK/CHICAGO – AUGUST 24, 2021 – Fischer Travel and Fortis Global today announced a strategic alliance that unites Fischer Travel’s exclusive luxury travel and lifestyle services with Fortis Global’s bespoke emergency travel advantages to offer members elite travel assistance with the assurance of safety and security.
Through the alliance, both company’s members gain exclusive access to an incomparable suite of experiences that combine exceptional travel services and amenities with superior medical, legal, and security advantages that elite travelers demand in an ever-changing world. This collaboration originated from a shared passion to help people travel comfortably and safely, and this is even more timely as people begin to travel again.
Bill Fischer founded Fischer Travel over 50 years ago as a boutique agency focusing on the niche upscale market. Over the years, long-term relationships with their loyal members have been built on unparalleled levels of trust and confidence. For the last 39 years, Stacy Fischer-Rosenthal has worked alongside her father to develop the company into a full-service luxury travel and lifestyle agency. Fischer Travel handles not only high-end, customized travel arrangements but also extraordinary requests for lifestyle experiences which often include party planning, sourcing hard-to-find items for gifting, VIP tickets to top sporting events and reservations at the most popular restaurants. Fischer Travel has a well-known reputation for making the impossible possible.
Ashley Tate-Gilmore, former White House Travel Office Director turned CEO, founded Fortis Global with a mission to reduce exposure and assure preparedness to obstacles that can arise during global travels. Fortis offers its members access to an exhaustive suite of services such as local medical professionals, MedEvac services, pre-trip security reports, elite security operations, local attorneys and legal services, and assistance with expedited visa and passport service. Fortis Global’s proprietary portal and app connects members to all of its global resources, including trip details, advisories, and 24/7 in-app communication with a designated Fortis associate.
This first-ever alliance for long-established Fischer Travel adds to its elite services and further anchors the company as the preeminent global luxury travel and lifestyle agency. As a start-up, Fortis Global strategically sought this alignment to expand its already-rich product offering and enhance member experiences, ultimately allowing the company to emerge from the pandemic stronger and highly effective.
“We are always looking to enhance our client offerings and are impressed with Fortis Global’s expertise and resources. With their Presidential-level experience and resources, we are confident our members will receive the exceptional service and personalized care we’re known for,” said Stacy Fischer-Rosenthal, President of Fischer Travel. “We share the same values and feel a natural synergy. I am excited with my role as mentor to Ashley and to work closely together as female leaders running family businesses in the luxury hospitality space.”
“Fischer Travel is the consummate luxury travel and lifestyle agency, so we are thrilled to join forces to offer our members these perfectly complementary services,” said Ashley Tate-Gilmore, CEO of Fortis Global. “We’re a young company and we’re excited to learn from their vast experience in providing excellent member service as we continue to build our brand.”
About Fischer Travel
Based in New York City, Fischer Travel is a membership-only, full-service luxury travel and lifestyle agency with an emphasis on personal attention and a firm commitment to take client experiences beyond the ordinary. Their exceptionally trained travel advisors are available 24/7/365 ensuring the highest level of outstanding service. Fischer Travel adheres to the motto that “Luxury is the absence of worry.” Learn more at fischertravel.com and instagram.com/fischer_travel.
About Fortis Global LLC
Based in Chicago, Fortis Global is a Black- and woman-owned company founded in 2018 by Ashley Tate-Gilmore to cater to the needs of the elite traveler, guided by her unique knowledge of what it means to travel like a President. Fortis offers members emergency travel advantages and bespoke travel assistance they cannot access anywhere else in the world. Learn more at fortisglobal.org and instagram.com/fortisglobal.
Max Rosenthal, max@fischertravel.
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