Direct Travel, Inc. is acquiring Ottawa-based McCord Travel Management.
The deal will bring together McCord Travel’s innovative and personalized approach to travel—provided to Canadian travellers for more than 20 years—with Direct Travel’s long tradition of high-touch service and progressive travel solutions, the company said on Thursday (Sept. 2).
The company will now operate as McCord Travel, A Direct Travel Company.
“For years, both Direct Travel and McCord Travel have consistently gone above and beyond for business and leisure clients alike,” stated McCord Travel founder Scott McCord. “Our team at McCord Travel is excited to combine our focus on highly personalized service with the expanded range of global services that Direct Travel will provide our clients.”
McCord will join the Direct Travel senior management team as Director of Customer Experience and continue to oversee the operations of McCord Travel.
“We have admired Scott and his team’s ability to maintain an enviable reputation of providing tailored travel services to Canada’s top executives, celebrities and government representatives. The existing level of service will remain in place and be further enhanced by Direct Travel’s technology and global reach,” said Brian D. Robertson, president of Direct Travel, Canada West region.
“This is our first acquisition in Canada since 2019 and is a powerful statement of the strength and diversity of Direct Travel in the travel marketplace” added Robertson. “We are enthusiastic about adding McCord Travel to our organization and continuing to provide a more personalized approach to the business of travel.”