Christopherson Business Travel Acquires Andavo Meetings & Incentives
Salt Lake City—Christopherson Business Travel announced the acquisition of Andavo Meetings & Incentives.
Christopherson previously acquired Andavo’s business travel and leisure travel portfolios from owner Brenda Rivers in 2010. Rivers originally retained ownership of Andavo’s meetings and incentive travel portfolio.
With the merger of the remaining business, Andavo Meetings & Incentives will join Christopherson’s meetings division, Christopherson Meetings & Events. The merged entity will conduct business under the Andavo Meetings & Incentives brand name.
“We are incredibly pleased to bring Andavo Meetings & Incentives into our family of brands,” said Christopherson’s CEO, Mike Cameron. “This merger will allow for greater efficiencies and enhanced service opportunities for our meetings and events division.”
The combined $690 million company will employ 490 travel professionals across the country, with Mr. Cameron and Ms. Rivers working with Beth Faller, current Vice President of Christopherson Meetings & Events and Britt Robinson, Vice President of Andavo Meetings & Incentives, to make the united division successful. The acquisition will provide jobs for all current employees of each company.
Christopherson’s new meetings and events team will focus on delivering their combined expertise, creativity, and innovation in event design, planning, and management for a diverse clientele including Fortune 500, non-profits, universities, and private companies.
“Combining the strengths of these two travel firms will align corporate goals, bolster the offerings available to clients, and propel the customer experience to a higher plane than could be achieved independently,” Ms. Rivers said.
About Christopherson Business Travel
Christopherson Business Travel is the independently-owned leader in intelligent business travel management. The company operates from five full-service locations across the country and sold more than $680 million in travel in 2018. Christopherson maintains a successful leisure travel division (Andavo Travel), sports travel division (All Seasons Sports Travel), meetings division (Christopherson Meetings & Events), and humanitarian travel division (CV Humanitarian Travel). The company is a certified woman-owned company and is an affiliate of BCD Travel and Virtuoso.
About Andavo Meetings & Incentives
Andavo Meetings & Incentives, is a meetings and incentive travel company with 27 years of experience specializing in event planning, creative design, and logistics. Founded in 1992 by Brenda Rivers, the company manages events from 50-5000 attendees around the world each year. Andavo Meetings & Incentives is headquartered in Greenwood Village, CO.