American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has acquired Ovation Travel Group. The purchase includes all Ovation Travel Group brands, including Lawyers Travel. Ovation Travel Group clients and travelers, according to an announcement, “will continue to receive the outstanding, high-touch service for which the business and its people have become so renowned over the last 36 years,” as well as access to the global reach, technology and expertise of GBT. Ovation Travel Group and its employees will become a division of GBT’s Global Customer Partnerships organization, led by the same management team. The existing Ovation Travel Group brands will remain in place. The terms of acquisition will remain undisclosed. Paul Abbott, CEO of GBT, said there will be new benefits for Ovation customers including access to GBT’s proprietary technology platform and Supply MarketPlace, as well as data privacy, cyber security, and environment, social and governance (ESG) standards.” Eric Bock, GBT’s global head of mergers and acquisitions, said that despite the pandemic, GBT continues to execute on its strategy to grow organically and through acquisitions in the US of small and medium-size enterprises. He said the purchase “adds a very high-quality asset and business that will enhance the service and capabilities we offer customers.”