Atlas Travel Acquires Local Travel Agency, United Travel, Inc.
Tewksbury, MA – August 20, 2015 – Atlas Travel, an award-winning global travel and meetings management company headquartered in Milford, Massachusetts, has today announced the acquisition of United Travel, Inc., which operates from Tewksbury, MA. This marks Atlas’ third acquisition in five years, following the acquisitions of Horizon Travel in 2011, and Angora Travel in 2014, and highlights the company’s commitment to growth and expansion.
Founded in 1992, United Travel, Inc. is an independent, woman-owned agency, specializing in business travel and leisure travel services. Prior to merging with Atlas Travel, United served accounts throughout New England, and was previously accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Both companies are well-known for their dedication to integrity, respect, and customer service, and agree that the merger is a natural and successful fit.
“I knew Atlas was the right company for us when I discovered how similar their corporate culture is to our own. Their commitment to honesty, and to their clients, embodies the same spirit of hospitality we strive for at United,” said Pat Buonopane, president of United Travel, Inc.
“We are proud to welcome United Travel to the Atlas family,” remarked Elaine Osgood, president and CEO of Atlas Travel. “United has a well-deserved reputation for integrity and service excellence in the local community, and we are honored to have the opportunity to perpetuate their tradition.”
The merger of these agencies is expected to greatly benefit clients of both travel management companies. United’s clients will now gain access to additional services, advanced travel tools and technology, and increased buying power. Atlas Travel’s workforce will be further bolstered by the addition of United’s travel agents, who will predominantly service leisure clients, and corporate bookings managed via the Amadeus Global Distribution System (GDS).
“This acquisition is an exciting milestone in the strategic growth of Atlas Travel,” added Lea Cahill, Atlas’ Chief Operating Officer. “We are also in preliminary discussions with other travel management companies who share Atlas’ vision for the future.”
About Atlas Travel & Technology Group
Headquartered in Milford, Massachusetts, Atlas Travel & Technology Group is an award-winning company, bringing corporate travel management leader Atlas Travel and technology innovator Prime Numbers Technology under one umbrella. Atlas Travel provides global corporate travel management and vacation planning, as well as meeting, incentive, convention and event services. In addition, they provide worldwide assistance to clients through Atlas Travel & Technology Group Ltd., their wholly owned London travel company, as well as through an affiliation with BCD Travel, one of the largest global travel organizations in the world. Prime Numbers Technology is dedicated to helping clients drive significant savings in business spend through industry-recognized data analytics and benchmarking solutions.