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Christopherson Business Travel is Nine-Time Utah 100 Award Winner

Utah-100Twenty years ago, MountainWest Capital Network introduced the Utah 100 Awards Program, a premier recognition that awards three categories of businesses: 1) Utah’s 100 fastest growing companies, 2) the 15 Emerging Elite (businesses that have between 2–5 years of operation and show significant promise for future growth and success), and 3) the top 15 revenue growth companies (businesses who have had significant revenue gains from year to year).

The 100 fastest growing companies in Utah are selected from thousands of eligible applicants throughout the state and represent a broad cross-section of industries.

Christopherson Business Travel is honored to be recognized as one of Utah’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies, for the ninth time in 20 years. In addition to this prestigious award, Christopherson was also ranked #13 of the 2014 Top 15 Revenue Growth Companies.

We acknowledge our ownership, employees, and loyal customers for making this growth and continued success possible!

To view the full rankings and list of other recipients, click here.

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Business and Leadership Business Travel Travel Industry

Six time winner of the Utah Business Fast 50 Award

indexUtah Business Magazine recently presented the 7th annual Fast 50 Awards, recognizing 50 of the fastest growing companies headquartered in Utah. Christopherson Business Travel was thrilled to be a recipient for the sixth year in a row, coming in at #26, having risen 12 places over 2013.

The top 50 companies were selected based on a combination of revenue growth and revenue generation. Utah Business also honored the Emerging Eight, which are growing companies that are less than five years old.

It is a pleasure for Christopherson to be recognized among such an elite group of successful companies, many of which do business with Christopherson.

To see the full list of recipients, click here.

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Business Travel Travel News

Christopherson is One of Utah’s Fifty Fastest Growing Companies

Christopherson Business Travel, the independently owned leader in intelligent business travel management and headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, was recently named a Fast 50 company by Utah Business Magazine.

The Fast 50 program highlights fifty of Utah’s fastest-growing companies determined by a combination of compound annual growth and revenue. This is the fourth year Christopherson has been ranked on the Fast 50 list.

Grand America Hotel on August 29, 2012.

To view a portion of Christopherson CEO Mike Cameron’s interview, click here or see below. To view the full list of all fifty companies and their rankings, click here.

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Travel Management Travel News

Upward Inflection Points in Christopherson’s Growth Story

Christopherson was recently recognized as number 21 of the 50 fastest growing companies in Utah. The award is based upon sales growth over a five year period (2004-2008).
We were asked to explain some of our company’s big revenue jumps and milestones. A review of our growth history shows a number of significant upward inflection points in our growth story:

  • 1996 – We opened a second office, in downtown Salt Lake City, and increased our sales 33% the following year.
  • 1998 – We grew 80% over 1997. This was largely a result of us entering the “client dedicated on-site” sector of the travel management business. We opened up travel offices inside Evans and Sutherland and CHG Healthcare. Today we have over 30 client dedicated travel on-sites located from San Francisco to Ft. Lauderdale.
  • 2001 – We moved into our new 42,000 square ft. building on the week of September 11th 2001. We essentially lost the 4th quarter’s sales and still ended the year with 17% sales growth over 2000.
  • 2004 – We reached $100 Million in sales/bookings for the first time.
  • 2005 – We entered the Denver, Colorado market by purchasing Travel Connections, a travel agency located in downtown Denver. This contributed to our 26% sales growth over 2004.
  • 2007 – We merged with Andavo Travel, with offices located in Denver and San Francisco.
  • 2009 – Christopherson Andavo Travel was ranked by Business Travel News as the 14th largest TMC in the U.S.