Direct Travel Continues Expansion in the South with Acquisition of Georgia International Travel
20 June 2016

Direct Travel Continues Expansion in the South with Acquisition of Georgia International Travel

DENVERJune 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Travel has just announced its acquisition of Atlanta-based corporate Travel Management Company, Georgia International Travel.

Ed Adams, CEO of Direct Travel states, "Direct Travel's acquisition of leading travel management agencies – like Georgia International – is indicative of our uncompromising commitment to serving our clients in a local/regional environment that allows us to provide high touch services and stay close to our customers."

Sam DeFranco, Direct Travel Regional President comments, "We were looking to grow our presence in the southern travel sector and Atlanta is not only a dominant US travel hub, it's a vibrant market.  Vela McClam-Mitchell, Georgia International's President and COO, and her team have clearly built a robust and highly-respected business that now affords Direct Travel the opportunity for new and sustainable regional organic growth."

Commenting on her company's recent acquisition, Vela McClam-Mitchell, remarks "Understanding the travel industry and our clientele, I realized that growth in this business requires a strong partnership, and although Direct Travel is a significantly larger company, its culture closely resembles that of a much smaller agency."

McClam-Mitchell goes on to note, "In tandem with our own business philosophy, Direct Travel is focused on personalized, high-touch services for our customers.  Supporting that philosophy operationally is the newly expanded availability of specialized training for our staff, and an experienced and long-tenured travel management team to guide and underscore our client service efforts.  That's exactly the type of partnership you need for success and continued growth!"

About Georgia International Travel
Georgia International Travel is a leading travel management company located in Atlanta, Georgia, dedicated to providing corporate and leisure clients with superior value to meet their travel needs, while remaining focused on outstanding customer service and cutting-edge technology. The company offers complete solutions for corporate travel management, leisure travel, including vacations and cruises, group travel/meetings and incentives and online booking all over the world, with a specialization in international destinations.  For more information about Georgia International Travel, please visit www.gitravel.com.

About Direct Travel
Direct Travel, Inc. is a leading provider of corporate travel management services, established with the goal to create a best-in-class TMC through acquisition and organic growth.  Direct Travel has been providing travel management services for over 40 years; working with clients to develop highly customized travel programs.  By leveraging both the expertise of its people and innovative solutions, Direct Travel enables clients to derive the greatest value from their travel program in terms of superior service, internet-based technologies, and significant cost savings.  Direct Travel has offices in over 40 locations across the US, and is ranked among the top US corporate travel management companies.  For more information about Direct Travel, please visitwww.dt.com.

Additionally, Direct Travel offers full-service performance improvement solutions, including meeting and event management, group incentive travel and individual recognition solutions through its wholly owned subsidiary Creative Group, Inc.  For more information, please visit www.creativegroupinc.com.

Media Contact

Amanda Wesley
Director, Strategic Corporate Communications
Direct Travel, Inc.
201.847.2306 | awesley@dt.com

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