Uniglobe marks 40-year anniversary with optimism and future focus
Uniglobe commemorates its 40th birthday, reflects on the last four decades and focuses on future success.
Uniglobe Travel, a leading travel management company, today kicks off Uniglobe Travel’s 40th anniversary with a company-wide webinar to be broadcast to 3.800 Uniglobe Travel agency professionals across six continents. The company will unveil its 40th anniversary marketing campaign, “Putting You First for 40 Years”. This is designed to showcase customer success stories throughout 2021 via its social media channels and virtual events to recognize four decades of business success and reinforce the company’s vital role in a reimagined travel future.
Honoring today’s milestone is Uniglobe Founder, Chairman & CEO, U. Gary Charlwood, the travel industry visionary who founded the company in 1981 in Vancouver, B.C.
“Today we reflect on the past and celebrate everyone involved in Uniglobe’s remarkable growth over the past forty years,” said Charlwood. “Our mission today is as clear as it was from the beginning: To drive client success through better travel. We will always do everything we can to help our clients build their businesses and thrive. The values that defined us forty years ago continue to drive results today through elevated personal service and unrivaled travel expertise. Today, across 60 countries, Uniglobe professionals help their corporate and leisure clients ‘travel well’ by solving complex problems, finding innovative solutions and caring for every need. This is the hallmark of the Uniglobe family, and it will continue to set us apart for decades to come.”
Cees Klinkenberg, Regional President Uniglobe Travel Holland compliments:
“I am proud to represent Uniglobe in the Dutch market. We are a travel company that has stayed true to its foundational values for nearly half a century,” said Cees Klinkenberg. “Our absolute dedication and passion for travel defines who we are; it’s our essence. Since the Uniglobe brand was founded in the 1980s, we have seen many changes disrupt our industry – sometimes to the very core – from commission cuts to volcanic ash to a global pandemic. While we know the travel landscape is constantly changing, we also understand that a resilient, hands-on travel professional serves a vital role in helping travelers navigate all the uncertainties. A ‘can-do’ spirit is the Uniglobe DNA that will guide our company forward the next 40 years and beyond. And that we are ready for the future shows our recently successfully launched state-of-the-art online booking tool UBI.
About Uniglobe Travel
Uniglobe Travel was founded by U. Gary Charlwood with the first agency established in Vancouver, B.C., Canada in 1981. Today, the global network includes 3,800 people in 60 countries on six continents servicing 90 countries. In The Netherlands, there are 15 Uniglobe agencies. The company generates annual system-wide sales of US$5 billion (pre-pandemic). Uniglobe Travel leverages current technologies and preferred pricing to deliver leading-edge travel management services with a local, customer-centric approach. Uniglobe Travel is focussing on small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) business travel and our goal is to drive success through better travel. Uniglobe Travel treats their agency partners like family, who in turn treat their clients like family.