PHOTO: Direct Travel is merging with Canada’s Vision Travel (Photo via Pixabay)
Direct Travel, Inc. a Denver-based corporate travel management services company, is setting its sights north of the border. The company has announced that it is merging with Canada’s largest independent travel management company, Vision Travel.
In Canada, Vision Travel will continue to operate as “Vision Travel, a Direct Travel Company,” and will operate with the same executive team, including Brian Robertson as President of Vision Travel, Ontario-West Region, and Joel Ostrov as President, Quebec-East Region. Both report to Ed Adams, CEO of Direct Travel. Arend Roos, the current CEO of Vision Travel will remain a part of the Executive Team, overseeing mergers & acquisitions.
"This is a tremendous growth opportunity for both companies and will benefit our clients by broadening our position as leaders in travel well into the future." said Ed Adams, CEO of Direct Travel.
The two organizations, who are both Virtuoso members, plan to jointly leverage their buying power as a single organization while extending their global reach.
"Coming together with Direct Travel makes sense for our business in North America," said Brian Robertson, President, Vision Travel (Ontario West). "Our companies share the same values and commitment to providing our customers with high-quality services and a more personalized approach to travel."
"We are excited about what this merger offers our customers," says Joel Ostrov, President, Vision Travel (Quebec East). "We are enhancing our travel management services overall and offering the most advanced technologies to our customers."
Direct Travel has been providing corporate travel services for 40 years, while Vision Travel has been serving the Canada market since 1963. Jointly, they represent more than $3 billion in sales. When the merger closes, they will have offices in more than 60 locations representing 2,000 team members across North America.
The agreement is set to be finalized by April 30, 2017.