Direct Travel buys Professional Travel

Travel Weekly | January 14, 2020

Direct Travel , a roll-up of travel management companies based in the Denver area, has acquired Professional Travel of Cleveland (No. 31 on the Power List). Terms of the acquisition, Direct Travel’s largest in the U.S. to date, were not disclosed. According to Direct Travel, Professional Travel has more than 175 employees with sales of $448 million. Professional Travel’s leadership team will remain in place following the acquisition. “We’re enthusiastic to begin this new chapter with Direct Travel as it will allow us to provide more depth and a wider array of services to our clients,” Professional Travel chairman and CEO Bob Sturm said in a statement. “Direct Travel’s focus on the mid-market customer along with their service excellence means they are committed to the same guiding principles that have shaped our agency from the beginning.”

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Ho Chi Minh City, on the southern tip of Vietnam, is one of South East Asia’s emerging boom cities. Still affectionately known by many as Saigon, this is Vietnam’s largest city and its economic engine room. Ho Chi Minh City has an irrepressible soul and an entrepreneurial energy that hums day and night. Despite almost a century of colonialism and brutal conflict, today this city is renowned for its warm hospitality, which even extends to former foes. A youthful enthusiasm flows through this city, just like the stream of scooters, motorbikes and cars that flow endlessly through its chaotic streets.

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