First in Service Travel (F1S) has announced that it has added CIRE Travel as an affiliate. Based in New York City, CIRE Travel specializes in corporate travel support, group travel, luxury vacation planning and honeymoons. The addition of CIRE Travel to the F1S family is part of a larger strategy focused on international growth of the company, which has 44 employees, 189 independent contractors and affiliate agencies.

“When people ask what makes CIRE special, my immediate answer is, the people! Each agent at CIRE Travel is a true travel professional who cares deeply about each client,” said Eric Hrubant, founder and CEO of CIRE Travel. “I feel the same way about First in Service. In seeking a new home for CIRE Travel, it was critical to partner with an agency of like-minded leaders. With Erika, Fernando, and the team at First in Service, we feel like we’ve come home, and we look forward to exponential business growth together.”

“Having enjoyed a longtime friendship with Eric, as well as observing his extraordinary business and travel acumen over the years, I could not be more thrilled to welcome him and his phenomenal team of 12 handpicked travel experts across five states to the First in Service family,” said Fernando Gonzalez, CEO of F1S.

According to Gonzalez, CIRE Travel represents one of the largest affiliates to come into the F1S fold. “With visionaries like Eric and others joining forces with us, First in Service is gaining further strength and clout to direct benefit of our clients,” he said. “Our affiliates are playing a crucial role in our collective success. In addition to all the growth we have achieved under the radar over the past few years, our imminent plans include securing more affiliates, including onboarding 50 additional ICs this year,” Gonzalez added.

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