Direct Travel Inc. is acquiring Ottawa-based McCord Travel Management as the company continues to grow its presence in key markets throughout Canada.
In making the announcement of the agreement, Direct Travel Inc. said that the acquisition will bring together McCord Travel’s innovative and personalized approach to travel — provided to Canadian travellers for more than 20 years — with Direct Travel’s long tradition of high-touch service and progressive travel solutions. The company will now operate as McCord Travel, A Direct Travel Company.
McCord Travel founder Scott McCord said: “For years, both Direct Travel and McCord Travel have consistently gone above and beyond for business and leisure clients alike. Our team at McCord Travel is excited to combine our focus on highly personalized service with the expanded range of global services that Direct Travel will provide our clients.”
McCord will join the Direct Travel senior management team as Director of Customer Experience and continue to oversee the operations of McCord Travel.
Brian D. Robertson, president of Direct Travel, Canada West region, observed: “We have admired Scott and his team’s ability to maintain an enviable reputation of providing tailored travel services to Canada’s top executives, celebrities and government representatives. The existing level of service will remain in place and be further enhanced by Direct Travel’s technology and global reach.”
Robertson continued: “This is our first acquisition in Canada since 2019 and is a powerful statement of the strength and diversity of Direct Travel in the travel marketplace. We are enthusiastic about adding McCord Travel to our organization and continuing to provide a more personalized approach to the business of travel.”
Seen in the photo, from l to r, are Scott McCord and Brian Robertson.