American Express Global Business Travel Acquires Ovation Travel Group, A Coveted High-End Specialist

Consolidation in the travel management company business continues apace. On Thursday, American Express Global Business Travel, the largest player, announced its acquisition of New York-based Ovation Travel Group. The parties did not disclose terms.

A highly respected corporate travel agency strong in the professional services, finance and legal sectors, Ovation has an ethos that GBT will work to preserve. The acquirer is starting by keeping the Ovation management team and making Ovation a unit of GBT's Global Customer Partnerships organization.

Founded by Paul Metselaar . . .

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Jay Campbell

Author: Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them with Business Travel News. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.
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