Vision Travel Solutions Acquires YVR’s WD World Travel
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Continuing on its acquisition path since being acquired itself by Direct Travel, Vision Travel Solutions has announced the acquisition of Vancouver-based WD World Travel from principals Robert Durant and Greg Wittig.
Located in Yaletown in downtown YVR, WD was established in 1992 by Durant and Wittig as an international corporate travel management agency. Additionally, WD operates online booking site Canada Travels. The company will operate as the Vancouver location of Vision Travel.
“We are excited to welcome the entire team at WD World Travel into our family,” said Brian Robertson, President of Vision Travel Ontario-West Region. “This acquisition will solidify our presence in the BC market and specifically in Vancouver.”
Founder Durant will continue as Managing Director, Western Canada for Vision Travel.
"We knew that Vision would be a great fit with their continued growth and global strategy,” said Durant. “Their personalized approach to travel is right in line with how we have done business for many years.”
Just a week ago, Vision announced the acquisition of Toronto’s Travel Sensations Downtown.
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years.