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Uniglobe Marks 40 With Focus On The Future

Uniglobe Travel has kicked off celebrations of its 40th anniversary with a series of #Uniglobe40Strong events to recognize four decades of business success and reinforce the company’s vital role in a reimagined travel future.

The first event is a company-wide webinar to be broadcast to 3,800 Uniglobe agency professionals across six continents.

The company will unveil its 40th anniversary marketing campaign, “Putting You First for 40 Years,” designed to showcase Uniglobe customer success stories throughout 2021 via its social media channels.

Uniglobe Founder, Chairman & CEO, U. Gary Charlwood, the travel industry visionary and global franchising icon who founded the company in 1981 in Vancouver, B.C., said: “Today we reflect on the past and celebrate everyone involved in Uniglobe’s remarkable growth over the past forty years.”

Charlwood continued: “Our mission today is as clear as it was from the beginning: To drive client success through better travel. We will always do everything we can to help our clients build their businesses and thrive. The values that defined us forty years ago continue to drive results today through elevated personal service and unrivaled travel expertise.”

He said that: “Today, across 60 countries, Uniglobe professionals help their corporate and leisure clients ‘travel well’ by solving complex problems, finding innovative solutions and caring for every need. This is the hallmark of the Uniglobe family, and it will continue to set us apart for decades to come.”

Martin Charlwood, Uniglobe President & Chief Operating Officer, said: “I am proud to represent a company that has stayed true to its foundational values for nearly half a century.”

He continued: “Our absolute dedication and passion for travel defines who we are; it’s our essence. Since the company was founded in the 1980s, we have seen many changes disrupt our industry – sometimes to the very core – from commission cuts to volcanic ash to a global pandemic. While we know the travel landscape is constantly changing, we also understand that a resilient, hands-on travel professional serves a vital role in helping travelers navigate all the uncertainties. A ‘can-do’ spirit is the Uniglobe DNA that will guide our company forward the next 40 years and beyond.”

Throughout 2021, Uniglobe will host a series of virtual events to celebrate the company’s 40-year history with guest speakers from across the travel industry. Currently, all events will be hosted for Uniglobe agencies and staff members exclusively. However, as COVID-19 pandemic restrictions subside, external (customer, supplier and industry) audiences may be included. Contact Uniglobe for more information.

Go to www.uniglobe.com for more.

Photo Captions 

Top: Uniglobe founder, U Gary Charlwood gives the thumbs up. 

Middle: Uniglobe’s U Gary Charlwood with Martin Charlwood. 


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