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Direct Travel Continues Powerful Growth Mode with Acquisition of Traveline Travel Services

DENVER, May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Direct Travel today 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.”

About Traveline Travel Services
Traveline Travel Services began as a small independent travel agency over 50 years ago that has today evolved into a highly progressive full-service Travel Management Company specializing in corporate, leisure and group travel. Founded by the Kneen family, Traveline is now in its second generation of family operation.

Offering streamlined, cost-focused travel management programs, Traveline’s mission is simple: local presence, global expertise; shared goals, shared success. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Traveline is a Virtuoso member; the leading luxury travel network with global members admitted by invitation only. For more information about Traveline, please visit

About Direct Travel, Inc.
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 40 locations across the US, and is ranked among the top US corporate travel management companies. For more information about Direct Travel, please visit

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

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Amanda Wesley
Director, Strategic Corporate Communications
Direct Travel, Inc.
201.847.2306 | [email protected]

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