Agency network ITP-International Travel Partnership has signed up a new member, Travel Partner Bulgaria, part of the TUI group. Travel Partner Bulgaria was established in 1995 as a 95% subsidiary of TUI AG and has offices in Sofia and Varna. The company’s MD, Valentin Josifov, said signing a partnership was the only way to ensure success against growing competition in the travel management market. Ian Epps, director of partnership relations with ITP, added: ‘Travel Partner Bulgaria has a comprehensive range of travel management services and an established corporate customer portfolio. Its partnership with ITP will be of commercial benefit to all parties.’ITP is a worldwide network of medium-sized travel management companies providing a full range of travel management services to corporate customers. While the main focus is upon corporate travel, ITP also provides its partners with technology solutions for MICE and destination marketing.