Milestones

Shuffle through our history to discover the most important milestones of our 22 years history.

Christian Tour – a star is born

Memento Group’s founder, Cristian Pandel, launches Christian Tour as a small family business driven by the mountaineering and hiking passion.

Untold Stories

Christian Tour organically turns into the go-to Romania’s largest leisure tour operator, counting:

  • from one single office in 1999 to 34 offices across Romania in 2014;
  • The company reaches 50 million € yearly turnover;
  • 185 K booked holidays;
  • complex transportation fleet – charter flights, buses, coaches and vans;
  • technology savviness and high performance booking service;
  • complex travel and holiday offers according to all types of travelers – seniors, youngsters and families;

Expansion

Christian Tour opens first offices abroad. 

An ambitious expansion starts with opening our first offices in Greece, Turkey,  Spain, Republic of Moldavia.

 

Growing

Memento Group is created by Cristian Pandel to reflect the evolution as a company with a strong integrated vision on travel services, operating on a multi-brand level, with a proneness towards technology and innovation.

Untold Stories

 Fabrica de Asigurari – Insurance Brockerserving commercial, institutional, and individual customers locally, with wide capabilities, Fabrica de Asigurari, is our leading provider of life insurance as well as reinsurance of property and casualty risks.

Memento Kassiopi Resort is bought by Memento Group, marking the beginning of Memento Hotels.

Further developement

Memento Holidays,integrating all types of services into a complete tourist package, relying on local know-how in some of the most important and attractive tourist destinations as Turkey, Greece and Spain, supported by Memento Turkey, Memento Greece and Memento Spain, was founded.

Widening the markets

Christian Tour starts operations in Hungary, Serbia and Poland and sets local offices in Serbia.

Setup of the statement corporate offices in Bucharest as expression of the group’s style, vision, and ethics.

New challenges

Memento Bus, the transport division of Memento Group of Companies, providing both specific transportation services and leisure transportation services as it follows: domestic touristic routes, partners external routes, charter tickets, private cars, shuttle BUS – Airport Shuttle, smart cost BUS, hotel bookings, car rentals, private guided tours, hotel transfers, airlines crew transfers.

The Tech Division

iMemento Inc., provider of technology solutions to the travel sector, specialised in the management and delivery of passenger transport services (StellaBus, StellaFlights), in Property Management Solutions and in travel management systems (Experiences by MementoBooking).

Central Bus Station Bucharest, the first Intermodal Terminal in Romania, open 24/7, interconnecting in a smart cost way the private transfers/shuttle bus service to the local transportation options.

Memento Rooms – Juvo Hospitality, hotel consultancy,  integrating in a new platform – the high performance CRS – connecting over 600 K travel agents, consortia and corporate all over the world.

Ambitious Goal

Memento Group sets new records:

  • 107 million € turnover in a single year,
  • over 3 million € investments in R&D,  
  • 2,5 million travellers who have chosen our services in 22 years of activity in tourism
  • Christian Tour is the no. 1 Tour Operator in Romania
  • Memento Group expands in Serbia with two more offices and launching its new transport division, Memento Bus Serbia.
  • The Group operates 52 weekly charter flights during the summer season.
  • Pandels Properties starts onsite development of two condominium projects.

We never settle

Acquisition of Amaze Holidays, headquartered in Heraklion, Crete and with local offices in Zante, in the very heart of Zakynthos, and Thassos,  opening Greece to the world through a complex web of travel and entertainment

200 million € turnover / group. Memento Group facilitates through our entire operations services for 1.3 million people.

Memento Green, a breakthrough in the Romanian market. The first premium electric car fleet operating as a smart ride share  company and the lounch of a mobile application for car sharing.