Our top 10 highlights from 2015

December 30, 2015 Chantel Windeshausen

2015 has once again been a very exciting year for Travel and Transport. We would like to thank all of our customers, partners and employee-owners for helping to make it so amazing! Here are our top 10 highlights from 2015:

1. A new kid in town

Well, not exactly a “new kid” as he’s been a Travel and Transport employee-owner since 1994, but Travel and Transport’s President, Kevin O’Malley, officially took over as CEO in 2015 after the retirement of former President and CEO, Bill Tech.



2. Sprechen sie Deutsch?
Travel and Transport took a large minority interest in German travel agency, Derpart MfG Reisen.

Brandenburger Tor Berlin

3. Employee-Owners are kind of a big deal
A committee of Travel and Transport employee-owners traveled to Washington D.C. in May for the National ESOP convention. What an exciting night when Travel and Transport was named the National ESOP Company of the Year. Being an employee-owner never felt better!



4. Tech that travels with you
With a significant focus on technology enhancements in 2015, Travel and Transport made several updates to our Dash mobile app including support for wearables such as Apple Watch and Android Wear. Other enhancements included Hotel Check-In, Live Wait Times, and Trip Sharing. Get Dash today!



5. Data, data and more data
Travel and Transport announced at GBTA 2015 the launch of a new Big Data Solution that will change the way organizations look at their business and the ways in which they can realize significant savings. Look for much more on this exciting innovation in 2016!



6. Found around town
Travel and Transport employee-owners could be found all over the country at different speaking events in 2015 including BTN Tech Talk, GBTA Media Day, BTN Innovate Symposium, The Beat Live and numerous BTA events.



7. Can I buy you a drink?
Travel and Transport proudly opened Travel Design Lounge in Omaha, NE. A unique lounge located in Omaha, NE, Travel Design Lounge allows patrons to relax and enjoy specialty coffees, wines, spirits or craft beers while at the same time researching their next vacation destination. Visit Travel Design Lounge.



8. Teaming up to build futures
Travel and Transport proudly commited to partnering with Habitat for Humanity to assist in the building of homes throughout the country. You can find pictures of our employee-owners volunteering their time and talents in local communities throughout the U.S. over on our Facebook page.



9. Breaking records
Both Travel and Transport and Ultramar Travel experienced outstanding sales years. Our company continues its strong growth but remains laser focused on growing and enhancing existing customer relationships at the same time!



10. Happy birthday!
On October 16th, Travel and Transport celebrated 69 years in business!



We wish you all a very Happy New Year! The employee-owners of Travel and Transport look forward to 2016. Cheers!

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