Carlson Wagonlit Travel acquires partner agency Kaleva Travel

Carlson Wagonlit Travel acquires partner agency Kaleva Travel

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has acquired Kaleva Travel, a Finnish travel management company with which CWT has partnered since 1995. With annual sales volume of more than $450 million USD, Kaleva Travel is Finland’s largest travel agency, specialising in business travel. CWT’s business relationship with Kaleva Travel has expanded geographically over the years and today includes partner operations in Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Romania. As a result of this acquisition, CWT now has a wholly owned presence in each of these important markets. “Our clients’ needs have expanded as companies of all sizes increasingly find themselves participating in a global economy,” said Mika Kiljunen, CEO of Kaleva Travel. “At the same time, expectations have increased as clients seek a true consultant to help guide their travel decisions. CWT can help Kaleva Travel advance our capabilities in each of these areas given its global footprint, award-winning products and service, and proven track record with clients of all sizes.” Kiljunen will continue to lead the existing operations under CWT’s ownership and will report to Patrick Andersen, CWT executive vice president, Nordic countries.

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