World Travel Service began its journey toward excellence upon its foundation in 1946, in Knoxville, Tennessee. We have grown to become the 13th largest corporate travel provider in the United States by being a privately held travel management company which specializes in corporate, group, meeting, incentive, vacation and online travel. Today, we employ over 130 travel professionals who are focused on working with each individual client to set cost efficient goals. We use technology and superior customer service to ensure that each individual traveler receives the best travel experience obtainable.
Our consistent growth over the last twenty years is tied to, not only new sales, but also our ability to retain existing customers. In becoming one of the largest travel providers in the United States, we have amassed the scale, leverage and financial stability to be an effective travel management partner in our vendor negotiations, giving World Travel Service the ability to develop unique cost saving solutions for our clients. We are able to provide such low-cost opportunities through our partnerships with two world-class travel companies, Concur Technologies and BCD Travel.
Concur Technologies supplies us with the leading corporate-travel, online- booking technology in the world. World Travel Service is able to use this technology to provide our client with a convenient, user-friendly experience. This allows us the opportunity to streamline all aspects of travel, including comfort, costs, accessibility, maintenance, and flexibility, thus reducing the time needed to plan and track your business travel.
World Travel Service is capable of expanding our reach around the globe by serving as an affiliate for BCD Travel, the worldʼs third-largest global travel company. BCD Travel has operations in 131 countries, which allows World Travel Service to focus our resources in the United States, while partnering with a world-class global network of locations.
World Travel Service still holds onto its entrepreneurial spirit and hands-on sensibilities. We will build a successful travel management partnership with you by providing responsive Owner/Management accountability and a seamless integration of traditional and online transactions. World Travel Service is large enough to offer a vast array of services designed to cover all of your needs, yet we maintain our entrepreneurial spirit and hands-on ownership sensibilities to carefully analyze your unique challenges and ensure that each traveler receives the best in customer service and security.