Travel Leaders Corporate & ALTOUR Align Under Single Brand
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
Alexandre Chemla, Founder and CEO of ALTOUR.
Since merging three years ago, Travel Leaders Corporate and ALTOUR’s corporate travel business are aligning under a single brand:ALTOUR.
The two sister companies came together in 2017, cooperating on international accounts, air agreements and entertainment travel. ALTOUR calls the merger a "natural outgrowth" of that collaboration.
“We are thrilled about the unique opportunities this will create for our corporate customers, as well as our employees and supplier partners,” said Alexandre Chemla, Founder and CEO of ALTOUR.
“We will maintain a laser-like focus on the customer experience, cement our lead as an innovator and continue our goal of winning the hearts and minds of corporate travel managers and business travellers alike.”
ALTOUR says the combined business represents "multi-billions in total travel volume." The new brand will have more than 2,000 travel professionals and advisors and more than 57 office locations.
“Bringing these two great companies together will enhance our core value proposition for our customers by matching the customer to the right service model, while gaining efficiencies and creating synergies that will allow us to compete effectively and grow for the future,” said Travel Leaders Group CEO J.D. O’Hara.
The ALTOUR senior leadership team will include ALTOUR Founder & CEO Chemla; Gabe Rizzi, who has been named Chief Revenue Officer; Lee Thomas, Chief Operating Officer; Barry Noskeau, EVP, Strategic Planning and Joseph Oppold, EVP, Global Operations.
Richardson, Texas-based Canyon Creek Travel, which was acquired by ALTOUR over a year ago, will also rebrand to ALTOUR and Randy Limbacher will continue to manage the business as Managing Director. ALTOUR’s entertainment business and independent travel advisor business will continue to operate as usual.
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Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.