TRENDS TRAVELMART INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION is a Filipino owned corporation established in 1989 by entrepreneurial travel experts with a vision and passion to create a culture of service and professionalism in the travel industry. On its initial stage, it was focused on the outbound sector of the business.
Barely a year after operation, TRENDS was accredited by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the worldwide umbrella organization of all major airlines and travel agencies. Also on the same year, 1990, the company became a member of the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA), and the Makati Chamber of Commerce. This marked a milestone in the company's growth and expansion.
In 1993, TRENDS ventured into inbound operations to help promote the Philippine tourism industry. It received its accreditation from the two government agencies in the forefront of the country's tourism industry.-Department of Tourism and the Philippine Convention and Visitors Corporation. In line with TRENDS’ pursuit for excellence and quality service, the company was accredited by the Lloyds Quality Assurance Registry as an ISO 9000 Certified company in 2000.
TRENDS became one of the twelve founding members of the Philippine Marine Travel Agencies Association (PMTAA) in 2002, the country's prime organization of top travel agents serving the Marine industry. The group has since then established a strong strategic position with the Airlines and the Global Market.
TRENDS has also continuously grown in the corporate and leisure market. The continuing training and development of its staff has allowed it to effectively serve various Pharmaceutical, Government and Non-Governmental Organizations, IT and Manufacturing companies and International Schools. It is also a preferred travel partner of the F.I.T (Foreign Individual Travelers)/ Leisure market for its warm and personalized service.
In 2005, TRENDS became a member of a global network, the International Marine Travel Group (IMTG). Being a part of this group, TRENDS now has direct link in Australia, Dubai, Greece, Holland, India, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom and Russia and China. In 2010, TRENDS joined the International Travel Partnership (ITP), a global alliance of 45 independent travel agencies worldwide with a strong multinational business portfolio. These global partners provides the competitive edge to serve the demands of the Marine market , Corporate and F.I.T. Clients.
In line with its commitment to Quality Service to its clients, TRENDS once again was accredited in 2006 by the Societe' Generale De Survillance (SGS) as 1SO 9001-2000 CERTIFIED company; in 2009 was accredited by TUV-SUD as ISO 9001:2008 CERTIFIED. TRENDS take pride as one of the few travel agencies in the world that has passed the rigid accreditation of three prestigious certifying organizations.
Through the years TRENDS has been recognized for its corporate excellence with awards the commendations from the following partners in the industry: