By Don Douloff, August 7, 2008
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has bought the travel operations of Piedmont Travel, Inc., South Carolina’s largest travel firm, based in Greenville.
Established in 1976, Piedmont Travel grew to become the largest travel agency in South Carolina, managing business totalling $36-million U.S. in annual air volume. Piedmont’s customer base is located primarily in South Carolina, but the company also services clients across the U.S. In addition to corporate travel management, the firm handles group, meeting and vacation travel, all of which will be integrated into CWT’s corresponding business areas.
In other news, CWT has signed a global, multi-year agreement designating StarCite, Inc. as a preferred technology partner for meetings and events activities worldwide. StarCite provides Web-based solutions that help companies manage corporate meetings and events.