BCD Travel on Friday acquired Knoxville, Tenn.,-based World Travel Service Inc., which the companies said is the 13th-largest U.S. corporate travel agency. BCD Travel CEO John Snyder said the market can expect the company to make "many" more corporate travel and meetings deals this year and next.

Addressing rumors of consolidation discussions between the largest travel management companies, Snyder also said that if anything happens BCD Group will be a buyer not a seller.

With World Travel Service, BCD is targeting the small and medium market, which WTS president Lamar Shuler said is "strong right now."

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