Travel Weekly's 2016 Power List


52 | Conlin Travel

Conlin Travel
2015 sales:$140.1 million
Employees:82
Previous ranking:56

3270 Washtenaw Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
T (800) 426-6546
Website

Executives

PRESIDENT/CEO: Christopher U. Conlin
COO: Laura Bassett
CFO: William R. Swiderek
VP, FINANCE: Nathan Troyer
EVP, LEISURE TRAVEL SERVICES: Betty Harmon
EVP, SALES & CLIENT RELATIONS: Kevin Hamilton
EVP, CORPORATE ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT:: Bruce Wilkinson

2015 Developments

Record-breaking increase in corporate business for seventh consecutive year.

Added a new regional vice president of sales to oversee western Michigan business growth.

Implemented 34 new corporate accounts.

Growth in western Michigan market drove office relocation and expansion.

Achieved Concur Travel TMC Certification in addition to existing Concur Preferred Partnership status.

Company Facts

Offers services directly to businesses and consumers with a focus on midmarket business customers, serving their worldwide transient, leisure and meetings needs. Largest independently owned travel management company in Michigan.

$89.3 million in ARC sales.

94% of sales from business, 4% leisure, 2% other.

Operates the Great Lakes Cruise Co. (www.greatlakescruising.com), which markets and sells cruises on the Great Lakes directly and through other agencies; Conlin Athletic tours, offering collegiate football and Final Four tours; Conlin Enrichment Tours, selling alumni travel;  Conlin Hallissey Travel School; Conlin Consulting, a technology integration company providing services and support for businesses; and co-owner of Crossing Boundaries, a groups, meetings and incentive company specializing in large, high-end programs. Annual sales for subsidiaries approximately $10 million.

BCD Travel affiliate.

Member of Signature.

Privately held. 100% owned by Christopher U. Conlin.

Looking Ahead

Projecting another record year, with January and February showing 25% growth in corporate sales

Will continue to identify out-of-state opportunities.

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