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Christopherson Business Travel Acquires Travel Connections of Denver; Creates Premier Corporate Travel Company In Region

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—Christopherson Business Travel, Utah’s leader in business travel, has acquired Travel Connections of Denver, Colorado. The combination of the two companies will create the premier corporate travel management company serving the Rocky Mountain region.
“This is an exciting growth opportunity for both companies,” said Mike Cameron, President of Christopherson Business Travel. “Christopherson has grown dramatically in the past 15 years and it is a natural evolutionary step to expand our travel management services to a new market. Travel Connections is a first class travel agency, with a great team of professionals, which provides the foundation for significant future growth in Colorado.”
“The travel industry has been evolving rapidly through changes in technology and the Internet. It was time for us to partner with a larger travel management company that had access to the resources, the buying power and the technology that our clients needed,” said Ann Schimmel, President of Travel Connections. “We evaluated several interested travel agencies and Christopherson had the best vision, the best track record and was the best choice for our future.”
The newly combined company now has over 120 team members working in 23 offices, 21 in Utah, one in Florida and one in Colorado as well as full Internet booking capabilities. The combined companies book more than $125 million in travel annually for over 600 corporate clients. Schimmel will remain with the organization heading up sales and account management in Colorado and Travel Connections will retain its name. The deal was brokered by Innovative Travel Acquisitions, Inc., a broker firm based out of Roswell, Georgia.
About Christopherson Business Travel
Christopherson Business Travel (CBT), headquartered in Salt Lake City, provides intelligent travel management to more than 500 successful companies. CBT is an affiliate of WorldTravel BTI – one of the largest and most progressive travel management firms in the world. To learn more about Christopherson Business Travel, visit www. christophersontravel.com.
About Travel Connections
Travel Connections was founded in 1981 and provides travel management services to more than 100 successful Colorado companies. Travel Connections is one of the top five largest agencies headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
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Christopherson Business Travel Launches AirPortal™

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—In continuing its effort to provide superior customer service Christopherson Business Travel (CBT) has implemented AirPortal™, a new exclusive travel management portal that allows their travelers to manage all business travel needs from one simple login. AirPortal has many different tools in a centralized location. This powerful technology will allow Christopherson travelers to view all of their historical and future itineraries, book travel on-line, maintain accurate travel profile information and quickly access customized contact information. CBT is excited to offer this leading-edge interactive travel technology.
Christopherson developed the technology in-house with a software development team led by their Information Technology Manager, Chad Maughan. AirPortal was developed in Microsoft’s .NET as well as Java.
“We determined our travelers had needs that we could not meet with any of the third-party software available, so we built it from the ground up,” said Mike Cameron, President of Christopherson Business Travel.
About Christopherson Business Travel
Christopherson Business Travel (CBT), headquartered in Salt Lake City, is a leader in business travel management. With over 120 employees and 23 offices, the company supports more than $125 million in annual travel bookings. Christopherson Business Travel provides intelligent travel management to more than 600 successful companies. CBT is an affiliate of WorldTravel BTI–one of the largest and most progressive travel management firms in the world.
To learn more about Christopherson Business Travel, visit www.christophersontravel.com.
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Salt Lake’s Christopherson adds Travel Connections of Denver

DESERET NEWS | NOV 19, 2005

Salt Lake’s Christopherson adds Travel Connections of Denver