ATPI Group has opened a new office in the Russian city of Murmansk above the Arctic Circle.
The TMC has taken the decision to expand to the north-western city due to the “growing number of energy and shipping companies working throughout the region”.
The Murmansk office will be run by ATPI’s franchise partner in Russia and will provide travel services to clients operating in the global shipping, oil and gas sectors.
ATPI Group CEO Graham Ramsey said: “North western Russia is an area that we see as having great growth potential and although the high arctic can be a challenging region to work in.
“The Murmansk operation has the experience to deliver trusted support to our existing travellers and new customers who may require our specialist travel services within this remote region.”
ATPI’s Russian operation already includes offices in Moscow, Vladivostok and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, which is north of Japan.