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Custom Travel Solutions Announces Total Ownership; Business as Usual

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SOURCE Custom Travel Solutions Inc.

CALGARY, July 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Locally owned Custom Travel Solutions announced Monday that Founder Beth Gardner has re-acquired total ownership of the Travel Agency she founded 19 years ago, effective July 1, 2014. As President and CEO of this Calgary success story, Beth will continue to lead the organization to continued growth and service excellence. It is business as usual in every way, with the exception of ownership and leadership, as Ms. Gardner has been intimately involved in every aspect of the organization since it began.

Previous President, Vaughan Payne, announced June 2, 2014 of his retirement from the organization. Vaughan will continue to be part of Custom Travel Solutions as Chair of the Advisory Board and will consult from time to time. Mr. Payne has been President and Partner for the past 7 years at Custom Travel Solutions.

The re-acquisition of the company founded in 1995 allows Ms. Gardner the opportunity to expand the team, continue to deliver exceptional "boutique" style servicing and continue to lead one of Canada's most successful independent Travel companies.

About Custom Travel Solutions
Custom Travel Solutions is a privately run Calgary-based Travel Management Company, with over 70 staff located across Canada. Supporting "virtual" office and an independent agency network, the company has successfully secured Corporate, Leisure and Group contracts for some of Canada's most successful organizations.

An entrepreneurial and creative solution provider, the Company's success has been establishing themselves as true industry partners, ensuring the "best-in-class" capability of all clients who have corporate travel needs. The acquisition of Brewster Tours in Canmore, AB, solidified the Company's commitment to leisure travel. A need for expertise and excellence in Group management in the West has spurred the expansion of Custom Meetings and Events.

Most recently, Custom Travel Solutions has launched I-Logistics, the remote camp logistics services that is completely automated, providing a single source for remote bookings, including commercial and charter flights, helicopter, bus, and coming soon, accommodation. They are currently the only company in North America that is able to provide this automated, end-to-end solution.

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