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Strategic Partnership Brings Together Travel Management Consulting, Training, Auditing, and Marketing and Communications Expertise

ATLANTA – August 9, 2018 – The partners of Nina & Pinta, Dots & Lines, and Topaz International announced today the formation of a new global network, The Nina & Pinta Group, serving clients in the managed travel space.

The strategic partnership formed under the agreement will allow all three companies to better serve clients via a global footprint and shared expertise in each organization's respective focus areas.

"With the joint expertise the group has in strategic consulting, training, auditing, marketing and communications, we truly bring a full suite of services to clients," said Jo Lloyd, Nina & Pinta Partner. "We are now able to serve clients within the managed travel space from A to Z – from sourcing to program optimization to audit to implementation and strategic communication."

Established in 2015, Nina & Pinta is a strategic consulting and training company specializing in travel procurement, sales effectiveness, operations, and technology solutions. Topaz International, the global leader in corporate travel audits, has provided clients with information to accurately evaluate their travel programs for over 30 years. Dots & Lines, an independent marketing and communications consultancy, offers services including marketing strategy, public relations, brand management, and event marketing to clients.

"Although each company in our new global network lends a different area of expertise to the group, there are several commonalities that make this move a natural fit," said Brad Seitz, Topaz CEO. "First and foremost, we are all passionate about serving our clients, making their jobs easier, and giving them the expertise and support behind the scenes needed to help them excel in their roles. We are also an agile, creative, and energetic group with a great dynamic who stand ready to serve current and future clients within an exciting, constantly changing global business environment."

As part of today's announcement, new branding for each of the three companies as well as The Nina & Pinta Group was released. Topaz International will change its name to Topaz, and branding changes for all three companies will roll out within the next several weeks. The new branding lends consistency and a cohesive feel to the individual organizations as well as the global network.

"We are very excited to announce this strategic partnership with Nina & Pinta and Topaz in the creation of The Nina & Pinta Group," said Katharine Williams, Dots & Lines Partner. "The areas of specialization of each company within the group are incredibly complementary, and I look forward to working with the Nina & Pinta and Topaz teams."

The Nina & Pinta Group will retain all current offices for Nina & Pinta, Topaz, and Dots & Lines in London, England, Johannesburg, South Africa, and Kennebunkport, Maine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Austin, Texas, and Atlanta, Georgia in the United States.

About Nina & Pinta
Nina & Pinta is a dynamic and integrated skills development solution for the corporate travel industry. Its expert consultants help build sustainable businesses that adapt and evolve through strategic consulting and facilitated learning. The company offers strategic business consulting services and training courses in procurement, sales effectiveness and operational customer service skills. For more information, visit www.ninaandpinta.com.

About Dots & Lines
Dots & Lines LLC is an independent marketing consultancy that provides services including marketing strategy, public relations, brand management, and event marketing, among others, to clients. For more information about Dots & Lines and its services, please visit www.DotsandLinesConsulting.com.

About Topaz
Topaz International is the global leader in auditing and other strategic services within the managed travel industry. Topaz has over 30 years of experience in auditing airfares and other travel related expenditures and supporting travel category managers, procurement professionals, and agencies to improve performance and facilitate cost savings. For more information about Topaz, visit www.etopaz.com.

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