Our History

Our story is written by our dedicated team who make our vision of being the leading Travel Management Company to the Maritime Industry, a reality. However, our history begins onboard a houseboat alongside State Road 84. Founded in 2001 by Tim Davey in Fort Lauderdale, our original team consisted of just two agents.

In 2003 we reached our first milestone as we permanently Moved our HQ to the Fraser Yacht Building, one block off 17th Street Causeway. Over the next few years, we would go from strength to strength, opening several offices across the globe. By 2011 GMT would go on to open our 4th country location in Singapore.

Our business reached yet another major milestone in 2019 when V.Group, the leading global marine services provider, acquired Global Marine Travel from Inchcape Shipping Services. The move combines V.Travel with GMT’s industry-leading marine travel expertise, and brings greater scale to the combined operations, while increasing the companies’ ability to offer truly global, 24/7 travel operations focused on delivering customer satisfaction.

Through combined resources and investment in digital technologies, V.Group, V.Travel, and GMT has created a market-leading platform for managing and simplifying the seafarer journey from home to ship and back, enhancing the overall seafarer experience.

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2001

Global Marine Travel founded by Tim Davey in Fort Lauderdale. Original staff was 2 agents working onboard a houseboat alongside State Road 84.

2003

Moved to permanent HQ in the Fraser Yacht Building, one block off 17th Street Causeway.

2005

Canada office opens on Hastings Street, downtown Vancouver.

2006

GMT purchases Interargo Travel in Manila, Philippines.

2010

Inchcape Shipping Services purchases majority interest in Global Marine Travel. New company is re-branded as ISS GMT – Global Marine Travel.

2011

ISS GMT opens 4th country location in Singapore.

2015

ISS GMT opens a new Humanitarian Division.

2016

ISS GMT opens a Global Air Charter Division.

2019

V. Group acquires Global Marine Travel, doubling the size of travel operations.

2020

GMT Acquire Argo Marine Travel in Athens, Greece

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International Superyacht Society
Marine Industries Association of South Florida
Young Professionals in Yachting
International Yacht Brokers Association
International Air Transport Association
US Superyacht Association
Cyber Essentials Plus
International Superyacht Society
Marine Industries Association of South Florida
Young Professionals in Yachting
International Yacht Brokers Association
International Air Transport Association
US Superyacht Association
Cyber Essentials Plus
International Superyacht Society
Marine Industries Association of South Florida
Young Professionals in Yachting
International Yacht Brokers Association
International Air Transport Association
US Superyacht Association
Cyber Essentials Plus
International Superyacht Society
Marine Industries Association of South Florida
Young Professionals in Yachting
International Yacht Brokers Association
International Air Transport Association
US Superyacht Association
Cyber Essentials Plus
International Superyacht Society
Marine Industries Association of South Florida
Young Professionals in Yachting
International Yacht Brokers Association
International Air Transport Association
US Superyacht Association
Cyber Essentials Plus
International Superyacht Society
Marine Industries Association of South Florida
Young Professionals in Yachting
International Yacht Brokers Association
International Air Transport Association
US Superyacht Association
Cyber Essentials Plus

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