In a release announcing the opening F1S said the new office is the first step in forging the agency’s major expansion plans into Latin America, as well as Spain, over the next three years.
“When we founded F1S 24 years ago, our first clients were corporations doing business throughout Latin America and Spain," said F1S CEO and Co-Founder Fernando Gonzalez. "As the agency grew, the global corporate interest in Latin America has also exploded. Today we’re the leading New York-based corporate travel specialists to the Latin market. Establishing roots in Miami puts an indelible stamp on our commitment.”
The Miami office is run by Gary Oakley, a local veteran with more than 17 years of experience in the travel industry.
The F1S expansion also coincides with membership in the Virtuoso luxury travel network. Virtuoso is expanding in South America, which enhances F1S’s access in the region.