SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—Christopherson Business Travel, Utah’s leader in business travel, has acquired Travel Connections of Denver, Colorado. The combination of the two companies will create the premier corporate travel management company serving the Rocky Mountain region.
“This is an exciting growth opportunity for both companies,” said Mike Cameron, President of Christopherson Business Travel. “Christopherson has grown dramatically in the past 15 years and it is a natural evolutionary step to expand our travel management services to a new market. Travel Connections is a first class travel agency, with a great team of professionals, which provides the foundation for significant future growth in Colorado.”
“The travel industry has been evolving rapidly through changes in technology and the Internet. It was time for us to partner with a larger travel management company that had access to the resources, the buying power and the technology that our clients needed,” said Ann Schimmel, President of Travel Connections. “We evaluated several interested travel agencies and Christopherson had the best vision, the best track record and was the best choice for our future.”
The newly combined company now has over 120 team members working in 23 offices, 21 in Utah, one in Florida and one in Colorado as well as full Internet booking capabilities. The combined companies book more than $125 million in travel annually for over 600 corporate clients. Schimmel will remain with the organization heading up sales and account management in Colorado and Travel Connections will retain its name. The deal was brokered by Innovative Travel Acquisitions, Inc., a broker firm based out of Roswell, Georgia.
About Christopherson Business Travel
Christopherson Business Travel (CBT), headquartered in Salt Lake City, provides intelligent travel management to more than 500 successful companies. CBT is an affiliate of WorldTravel BTI – one of the largest and most progressive travel management firms in the world. To learn more about Christopherson Business Travel, visit www. christophersontravel.com.
About Travel Connections
Travel Connections was founded in 1981 and provides travel management services to more than 100 successful Colorado companies. Travel Connections is one of the top five largest agencies headquartered in Denver, Colorado.