- Reinforces and consolidates the position of BC Tours in Portugal, following the start of operations in this country this year
BC Tours, the company specialising in the provision of tourist services for cruises that is part of Alsa, has announced today that it has completed in Lisbon the acquisition of Ibercruises, a leading travel agency in Portugal specialised in providing handling services for the main cruise lines.
With offices in Lisbon and Funchal that cater for the ports of Lisbon, Oporto and Portimao, Funchal and Azores islands, the acquisition of Ibercruises allows BC Tours to reinforce and consolidate their position as a leading company in services to cruises in Portugal and the Azores. This strategic acquisition is part of the expansion plan of BC Tours, that is planning to extend their portfolio of services to the global industry of cruises to new destinations and countries.
Isaac Álvarez, Director of the Alsa Tourism Unit, stated the following: “I am thrilled to add Ibercruises business to BC Tours Group. The company has an excellent reputation in the cruise sector in Portugal and the Azores since 2005, and we are looking forward to keeping working closely with Carlos Santos and his excellent team of professionals, and welcoming them to the family of BC Tours and Alsa”.
Carlos Santos, owner of Ibercruises Group, said: “my team is delighted and excited to join BC Tours Group, a company that we know well and have been working with closely for the past decade. Now it is a pleasure for me and my team to be part of the BC Group and I hope to keep offering our customers and partners the world class services that my proactive team has been developing for the past 19 years “.
BC Tours Group specialises in the provision of land-based tourism services within the maritime and cruise industry. BC Agency focuses on the provision of services to cruises and their passengers, and has offices in the ports of Palma, Barcelona and Cádiz, with a presence in the main ports of the Balearic Islands, Catalonia, Andalucia, Galicia, and also offices in Portugal and the United States. Some of the main activities of BC Tours are shore tours, transfers, road services, meet and greet, hotel reservations, as well as port agency services and crew handling and logistics services. Between them, they serve more than 1,000 cruise ship connections every year across several ports around Spain and Portugal, with more than 500,000 cruise passengers and crew.