CTS, now Direct Travel, Receives Sabre's Peak of Excellence Award for the Third Consecutive Year Newly Acquired Travel Destinations Management Group (TDMG) also Receives Coveted Honor

MINNEAPOLIS, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Travel, formerly known as CTS, has once again been selected to receive the coveted Peak of Excellence award from Sabre Travel Network®.  This is the third consecutive year the agency has been recognized.

Sabre presents the prestigious Peak of Excellence award as a way to recognize distinction among business leaders, innovators, and passionate professionals within the travel industry.  Recipients are selected based on their outstanding contribution, efforts, and achievements in 2013.  Direct Travel was once again chosen, after being selected from the thousands of travel agencies in North America.

"To receive the award three years in a row is an indicator of our strategic thinking, investment in technology and continuous improvement in customer deliverables," said Lisa Buckner, President of Direct Travel's Central & West Regions. "Sabre does not give this award out lightly, so it's an accomplishment that the team can be very proud of!"

The rapidly growing Travel Management Company was doubly honored, as a recent acquisition—Travel Destinations Management Group, was also named Peak of Excellence award winner for 2013.  

"We couldn't be more pleased with this dual tribute," said Sam DeFranco, President of Direct Travel's East Region.  "Such an honor is testament to the fact that we continue to acquire companies with proven operational excellence." 

"Beyond the landmark achievements or headline wins, recipients of the 2013 award are honored for their exceptional performance throughout what was a uniquely demanding year," said Jay Jones, Senior Vice President, The Americas, Sabre Travel Network®.  "As a recipient of the Peak of Excellence 2013 award, you represent the best-in-class values of our industry."

About Sabre Travel Network

Sabre Travel Network, a Sabre Holdings company, provides the most comprehensive end-to-end solutions for corporate and leisure travel. The Sabre GDS is the foundation for these solutions, providing a ready-built efficient marketplace that connects travel suppliers, including hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotels, with more than 55,000 travel agency locations.

About Direct Travel, Inc.

Direct Travel, Inc. is a privately held corporation established in 2011 with the goal to create a $1.5 billion dollar company through acquisition and organic growth.  We have been providing travel management services for over thirty years; by working with clients to develop customized travel programs.  The company prides itself on providing high-quality business travel management services, internet-based technology solutions, and significant cost savings.

Direct Travel employs over 490 travel professionals nationwide with locations in Mahwah, NJ; New York City, NY; Baltimore, MD; Scranton, PA; Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; Minneapolis, MN;  Denver, CO; Nashville, TN; San Francisco and San Jose, CA. Direct Travel is ranked among the top US corporate travel management firms.

SOURCE Direct Travel, Inc.



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