Vision Travel’s merger with Direct Travel effective April 30
Joel Ostrov (LEFT) and Brian Robertson (RIGHT)

Vision Travel’s merger with Direct Travel effective April 30

TORONTO — Vision Travel will continue to operate in Canada under its existing name and brand but with an eye to global expansion thanks to its pending merger with Direct Travel, Inc., one of the top travel management companies in the U.S.
Vision’s executive team will remain in place. Brian Robertson will continue as President of Vision Travel, Ontario West Region, and Joel Ostrov will continue as President, Quebec East Region, working in tandem with Direct Travel’s executive team.

Vision Travel is the largest independent travel management company in Canada.

“Coming together with Direct Travel makes sense for our business in North America,” says Brian Robertson, President, Vision Travel (Ontario West). “Our companies share the same values and commitment to providing our customers with high quality services, and a more personalized approach to travel.”

A statement issued by the two companies says Vision and Direct Travel will provide customers with more choice, while allowing them to continue to work with their established and trusted providers. “We are excited about what this merger offers our customers,” says Joel Ostrov, President, Vision Travel (Quebec East). “We are enhancing our travel management services overall and offering the most advanced technologies to our customers.”

With close to 2,000 team members across North America, Vision Travel and Direct Travel represent over US$3 billion in sales. The expanded organization will have offices in over 60 locations.

“This is a tremendous growth opportunity for both companies and will benefit our clients by broadening our position as leaders in travel well into the future,” said Ed Adams, CEO of Direct Travel. The agreement is set to be finalized by April 30, 2017.