Michelle Hylton

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Ovation Releases 2020 Annual Business Travel Index

For Immediate Release - March 16, 2020 - Ovation Travel Group, one of the largest independently owned travel management companies in the US, has published its Annual Business Travel Index, providing a snapshot of the past 5 years' worth of business travel average prices paid for air and hotel as well as domestic and international travel patterns. The Index covers 5 unique corporate travel ... Read More

PhocusWire Podcast: How I Got Here Series Featuring Ovation's Paul Metselaar

PhocusWire Podcast - Mozio's David Litwak and PhocusWire's Kevin May talk with Paul Metselaar, Ovation's Chairman & CEO, about launching his corporate travel business in the 1980s and staying relevant in the modern day. To listen to the podcast (produced by Mozio), click here. Read More

Forbes Story: Should I Cancel My Trip Because of Coronavirus?

Forbes - Paul Metselaar, Ovation's Chairman & CEO, discusses why it's important to understand the facts before canceling or changing travel plans due to the coronavirus with Forbes.  "The question of whether it's appropriate to cancel or change travel plans in light of the spread of the coronavirus is largely a personal decision that travelers must make after weighing all the ... Read More

Travel Market Report Story: The Travel Industry's Resilience Will Prove Itself Again with Coronavirus

Travel Market Report - Gina Gabbard, Ovation's Senior Vice President of Leisure and Independent Advisors, discusses the resilience of the travel industry and how it has shown its ability to recover from crises with Travel Market Report.  For Gina Gabbard, the senior vice president of leisure and independent advisors, at Ovation Travel Group, right now, it is a “wait-and-see approach.” “I ... Read More

Insider Travel Report Video: How Ovation Grew Into the Powerhouse It Is Today

Insider Travel Report - Paul Metselaar, Ovation's Chairman & CEO, talks with Insider Travel Report about how he grew his business from a small travel agency owned by his parents into one of the largest independently owned travel management and luxury leisure travel companies headquartered in the US.  To watch Paul's video interview, click here. Read More

As “Over-Tourism” Concerns Mount, Ovation Offers Sustainable Strategies to Its Travelers

For Immediate Release – Premier international destinations from Barcelona to Bali have come under increasing pressure from those living there to curb runaway tourism after feeling the strains of what is now commonly referred to as “over-tourism.” Today, Ovation Travel Group – one of the largest independently owned travel management and luxury leisure travel companies headquartered in the United ... Read More

Travel Market Report Story: Ovation Opens New Offices in NYC

Travel Market Report - February 14, 2020 - Sunil Mahtani, Ovation's Executive Vice President, discusses the thoughtful planning and creative vision behind the development of Ovation's new headquarters with Travel Market Report.  Read More