Brian Robertson, president of Vision Travel has announced his company’s agreement with the Percy Hunt Travel Group to acquire the latter as Vision Travel pursues its strategy to expand.
Vision Travel, which is a Direct Travel Company (Colorado-based Direct Travel ranked #15 on the most recent Travel Weekly Power List of agencies) is based in Toronto, while the Percy Hunt Travel Group is headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan. The acquisition will have Vision Travel’s expand into key markets throughout Canada with 23 new offices added in Western Canada. The offices are located in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.
The move “will provide greater access and support to agents across the country,” said Brian Robertson, president of Vision Travel (Ontario-West) making the company the “best of both worlds.”
In an interview with TravelPulse Canada, Robertson said, “This is the right fit for our organization, and allows us to expand our local offerings in secondary and regional markets across Canada. Such a large acquisition will allow agents to maintain the local feel, but give them access to leverage the benefits and support of a larger organization, which in turn, benefits our clients.”
Agents will continue to have support through the Vision Excel Program, and will have greater access and more opportunity to offerings. Vision has also always maintained strong relationship with Virtuoso Network and the announcement will allow the company to expand reach to agents in places that didn’t have access to Virtuoso.
Percy has joined the Vision Travel leadership team and will continue to oversee operations of the 23 locations and Huntington will join the Vision Travel regional management team as part of finance.