My Big Break: How Knocking On Doors Helped Me Go From New Kid on the Block to CEO

LinkedIn - October 24, 2016 – Chairman and CEO, Paul Metselaar, discusses the genesis of Ovation and Lawyers Travel and the strategy that led to his acquisition of the first big client. While there is a certain element of luck in getting a big break, persistence and commitment to client satisfaction is key to continued success. To read more, click here. Read More

Shane Chapman, VP Yield Management & Airline Industry Relations Named Travel Agent of the Year by ARC

For Immediate Release - October 12, 2016 - Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) presented Shane Chapman, Vice President of Airline Supplier Relations at Ovation Travel Group, with ARC’s Travel Agent of the Year award at its Annual TravelConnect customer conference in Washington, D.C. on October 6. ARC also recognized Tim Delaney, Manager of Distribution and Sales Services at Delta Air Lines, with ... Read More

The 3-Step Process That Helped This Company Reach $1 Billion in Annual Sales

Inc. - October 10, 2016 – In business and in life, it is impossible to be all things to all people. Focus on those clients that you can help, because they are your business fit. Ovation Chairman and CEO, Paul Metselaar, has been following this advice for over 30 years and has boiled it down to a 3 step process. To read more, click here. Read More

New Online Resource Provides Custom Sample Travel Policy Generation Using a Quick, Automated Form

For Immediate Release - September 22, 2016 - Organizations looking to create a corporate travel policy from scratch or to augment or audit an existing policy can now visit to access a free, automated online tool which generates customized, editable sample travel policy documents at the click of a button. Read More

Brexit & Travel: What You Need to Know Today

Inc. - August 29, 2016 - It’s been two months since Brexit, the June 23rd referendum in which the U.K. voted to leave the European Union. In terms of the impact on travel, current areas of interest include the devaluation of the pound, fluctuating travel opportunities, changing visas and Open Skies agreements and the invocation of Article 50. To read more, click here. Read More

Why Working Virtually is Win/Win

LinkedIn - August 23, 2016 - As a travel management company, having employees available in a multitude of locations is not just a business necessity; it’s also great for our people. To read more, click here. Read More

Ovation Releases Q2 2016 Quarterly Business Travel Indexes

For Immediate Release - August 9, 2016 - Ovation Corporate Travel, the 5th largest travel management agency in the U.S. by volume, according to Business Travel News, has published its Quarterly Business Travel, Financial Services Firm Travel and Law Firm Travel Indexes. Read More