The expanding Merit Travel has announced its newest acquisition -- Vancouver-based CruiseExperts Travel.
“We’re very excited to have the team at CruiseExperts Travel join the Merit family,”says Merit Travel President Jason Merrithew. “Our business aligns really well, with both teams sharing a passion for cruise vacations and a relentless client-focused approach. We’re confident our teams will integrate seamlessly.”
Both CruiseExperts Travel and Merit Travel belong to the Signature Travel Network consortium, which Merrithew says will ease the transition due to many shared tools and practices.
“We’re enthusiastic about seeing CruiseExperts Travel grow under Merit Travel management,” said Blaine Lambert, Co-Owner of CruiseExperts Travel.
“Merit Travel has the skillset and resources to continue to grow in the cruise market.”
Denis Lim, Co-Owner of CruiseExperts Travel adds: “Merit’s strategy of focusing on developing travel specialists will ensure our current and future cruise clients are in good hands.”
Merit has put a major focus on specialized personnel serving niche markets including golf and ski vacations, adventure travel, extended stays and hosted group tours.
“In the always competitive and growing cruise market, we anticipate increased ability to capitalize on superior buying power with the goal of providing our clients with some of the most competitive cruise vacation options on the market today,”Merrithew says.