SOURCE: ALTOUR

ALTOUR

January 25, 2012 11:45 ET

ALTOUR Expands With Acquisition of Road Concierge

Broadway Specialists Bring Unique Expertise to the Brand

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jan 25, 2012) - Road Concierge, the well-known provider of high-level services for entertainment travel, specializing in managing theater productions but equally capable of sports and corporate travel, has joined ALTOUR: a respected leader in worldwide luxury travel and one of the largest independent travel management companies in the United States. With its offices in New York, Road Concierge is led by travel and theater veteran Lisa Morris, and is known for its personal dedication to clients and the theater community.

After fourteen years of touring as a Broadway performer, Lisa Morris founded Road Concierge after she realized there was a better way to handle production travel. With her insider knowledge and experience, the brand quickly grew to be respected within the theater travel niche and beyond. Road Concierge focuses on providing a high level of personal attention to clients, while managing the myriad of details that surrounds any major production. From VIP/celebrity travel and concierge services, to cost-cutting production travel and corporate travel management consulting, Road Concierge has the experienced professionals to meet any client request.

The agency's expertise in a unique niche made them a natural fit for ALTOUR. "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Road Concierge," said Alexandre Chemla, ALTOUR's founder and owner. "Like ALTOUR, the agency has a superb staff and a history of service to the community. They know their clients better than anyone else." Chemla added: "Their philosophy and values are very much in harmony with our own. We are very pleased to welcome the agency to ALTOUR."

Both parties look forward to the acquisition. "We are delighted be part of the family," said Lisa Morris. "Just like ALTOUR, our priority is a personal relationship with the client and delivering top-notch service and savings for our clients. We look forward to delivering that service as part of ALTOUR."

ALTOUR is one of the world's leading independent travel and services organizations with a workforce of over 1,000 professionals in sixty-eight offices on three continents. With a $1.2 billion turnover in 2010, ALTOUR is recognized as an international industry leader providing essential travel and service solutions the world over. The company's core remains its renowned business travel management capabilities, though ALTOUR has divisions dedicated to such diverse fields as leisure travel, performance improvement, sports travel, entertainment travel, as well as meetings and events services. ALTOUR's principal divisions are complemented by flexible sister companies providing private air charter services and limousine services. ALTOUR is ranked14th on Travel Weekly's 2010 "Power List" of the best travel agencies in the United States, and is included in the "Top 30 Travel Agencies in the UK" by Buying Business Travel. The Los Angeles Business Journal ranks ALTOUR as one of the top two travel agencies in Los Angeles County, and also recognizes the company as one of the "Best Places to Work in Los Angeles" for 2010. ALTOUR has also been named to the "CMI 25" as one of Corporate Meetings & Incentives' best in the industry. For more information please visit www.ALTOUR.com.