Vision Travel Acquires YVR’s UNIGLOBE One Travel

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

Brian Robertson and David Kruschell

Vision Travel continues its acquisition spree, announcing an agreement to acquire Vancouver’s UNIGLOBE One Travel.

A franchise of UNIGLOBE Travel (Western Canada), the agency has delivered corporate travel services to prominent Canadian corporations and the SME market for over 25 years. It will continue to operate under the UNIGLOBE One Travel brand for a transition period. 

“This purchase is a powerful addition to our organization and changes the landscape of travel within Canada,” said Brian Robertson, president of Vision Travel (Ontario-West). “This positions us to service any client in North America and globally through Direct ATPI Global Travel.” 

“In getting to know Vision Travel and Direct Travel, we saw a great approach to travel management supported by an outstanding team,” said David Kruschell, president of UNIGLOBE One Travel. “We are excited about what the future holds for our employees and our clients.”

Kruschell will join the Vision Travel leadership team as senior vice president, Western Canada and Richard Gardner will join as vice president, technology.

“We have known David, Richard and their team for many years and we are delighted to welcome them into the Vision Travel family,” Robertson said. “Their similar personalized approach to service in addition to an expanded suite of tools will position us to accelerate our growth in Western Canada.”

Vision has been busy since it was itself acquired by Direct Travel in May, 2017. With a strategy to expand in key markets across the country – and the resources to do it – the company has made several significant deals in the past 12 months, with acquisitions including: 

Percy Hunt Travel Group 23 locations from Manitoba to B.C.

Goliger’s Travel Plus 12 locations in Ontario

WD World Travel a successful Vancouver agency

Travel Sensations Downtown, a prominent Toronto luxury agency

In September of last year, Direct Travel added to its own already formidable resources by joining forces with ATPI to create Direct ATPI Global Travel.

Bruce Parkinson

Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief

An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.

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