Pulse Travel Marketing Inc. and The KAI Group, two of Canada’s most successful boutique travel tourism marketing and public relations companies, have joined forces and are combining their businesses.
The combined company, to be known as Pulse Travel Marketing brings together teams at both agencies under one umbrella, with The KAI Group operating as a division of Pulse, servicing the group’s resorts and tour clients.
Patrice Bell, Sana Keller and Annika Klint are equal managing partners in the new company, which represents clients from across the travel and tourism spectrum, including destination marketing offices, convention and visitor bureaus, hotels and resorts, airlines, cruise lines and tour operators.
“As we join forces, we plan to retain our close client relationships and hands-on approach that we have always had as boutique agencies, while taking advantage of our expanded expertise to evolve and grow our business,” the partners said in a joint statement. “We are like-minded individuals that each brings their own strengths to the table, allowing us to become a more robust company and offer expanded resources and services to existing and potential clients.”
While working together to serve their newly combined client base, and attract new clients, each managing partner will also have their own area of focus in the combined business. Bell and Klint will specialize in travel trade and Keller will specialize in public relations and marketing.