Press release: This year’s global congress of the Global Passenger Network (GPN) to take place in Prague

The Global Passenger Network is a worldwide organisation of transport companies providing premium services in excursions and incoming coach transport. The organisation was founded in 2006 and members of the GPN meet twice per year in various cities around the world to discuss the orientation and goals of the organisation, coordinate and improve cooperation between individual members of the GPN, initiate and monitor professional programmes that benefit both GPN members and their clients, while at the same time responding to both global and local issues and regulations that affect their business.

Team Umbrella Holiday   |   9. 3. 2020

This year Global Passenger Network members and partners will be welcomed to Prague on the 10th and 11th of March by the network’s only registered member in the Czech Republic, Umbrella Coach & Buses, s. r. o., which belongs to the portfolio of Umbrella Mobility SE. Umbrella was founded in 2004 and today it is one of the most important partners of German transport company FlixBus, for which it provides international coach transport throughout the whole of Europe. Umbrella Mobility also leases out premium coaches for excursions and incoming transport and provides turnkey travel services under the Umbrella Holiday brand. Since 2019 it has also been a provider of urban and suburban transport in Hamburg under the Umbrella City Lines brand and, last but not least, it leases out ships and yachts under the Umbrella Yacht brand.

A demanding schedule of meetings awaits GPN members in Prague, as issues surrounding the direction and goals of the organisation, development of technology, marketing support, current developments in the safety of vehicles and transport itself, as well as highly current issues concerning the Covid-19 virus, will be under discussion. Four new members of the GPN board of directors will also be elected, as will a new president of this prestigious organisation. Potential new members from Morocco and Vietnam will also present themselves in Prague; GPN members will then vote on their acceptance into the organisation. From March 2020 GPN will have a new alliance partner, the company Eurowag, which provides services in telematics, fuelling cards, toll and fleet management for road transport.

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