Altour and Travel Leaders Corporate Align Under Altour Brand
By Harvey Chipkin
Travel Leaders Corporate and Altour’s corporate travel business are aligning under the single Altour brand offering travel fulfillment, data and insights, and meetings and incentive management. Both companies are part of Travel Leaders Group. According to an announcement, the two companies have been working closely for more than two years, cooperating on international accounts, air agreements and entertainment travel. The alignment, said the announcement, was a natural outgrowth of that collaboration. The combined business represents a multi-billion-dollar travel company, bringing ”immense buying leverage” to new and existing customers in the midsized market. The brand will have more than 2,000 travel professionals and advisors in more than 57 office locations. Altour will continue its ongoing partnership with Travels Leaders Network, including its international network spanning more than 80 countries. The move, said the announcement, will allow the business to offer corporate travel clients an increased array of products and services, maximize its supplier relationships, attract and retain highly skilled staff, accelerate its technology solutions and expand its global reach. The Altour senior leadership team will include founder and CEO Alexandre Chemla; Gabe Rizzi, chief revenue officer; Lee Thomas, COO; Barry Noskeau, executive vice president, strategic planning; and Joseph Oppold, executive vice president, global operations.