DENVER – Direct Travel announced it has acquired Cleveland-based corporate Travel Management Company Traveline Travel Services.
“With our 53 years in business, it allows the Traveline Team to continue to move forward with exceptional personal and professional growth opportunities. The vast array of resources, technologies and superior supplier deals, that only a much larger organization like Direct Travel can provide, has been very well received by our long-term clients” says Rob Kneen, President and COO of Traveline.
Kneen continues, “Direct Travel’s appreciation of Traveline’s culture and people was the primary reason I made this decision. We have consultants and support staff, many of whom have been with Traveline for over 20, 30, 40 plus years, who offer a real depth of experience that DT recognizes as the key to customer relationships.”
Lisa Buckner, Direct Travel Regional President comments, “Traveline has earned a tremendous reputation in the industry over the past 50 years. Rob Kneen and the entire Traveline Team have garnered much respect from their travel partners and clients, and we are proud to stand with their legacy moving forward.”
Family owned and operated for over 50 years, Traveline has a diverse portfolio of clients and annual sales of over $60 million. With a focus on corporate travel management as its core business, Traveline also operates full-service vacation and cruise travel centers and specialty travel services.
Ed Adams, CEO of Direct Travel affirms, “This acquisition shows our clear intent to continue our aggressive pursuit with growth opportunities and acquisitions that benefit our clients by strengthening our position as a leader in corporate travel well into the future.