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Direct Travel Names TripLingo as New Partner

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SOURCE Direct Travel, Inc.

Business Travelers to Benefit from Increased Safety, Productivity and the Ability to Effectively Communicate when Traveling Abroad

DENVER, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Travel, a leading provider of travel management services in the U.S., today announced its new partnership with TripLingo, a mobile application that helps travelers to better manage and navigate language and cultural barriers when traveling abroad. 

TripLingo makes it easy and enjoyable for travelers to learn the local language, improving the international business traveler's overall experience.  Developed as a consumer-oriented translation app, TripLingo has drawn accolades around the industry and now is available in 12 languages and on iOS and Android mobile platforms.  Direct Travel has the ability to customize the TripLingo experience for their clients, including the Direct Travel brand and contact information.  Using TripLingo via Direct Travel, business travelers can program their mobile device to call a travel agent's number in case of an emergency by pressing a dedicated button.

"We are proud to partner with TripLingo and introduce a cutting-edge mobile application that not only helps international travelers address language, cultural and safety challenges abroad, but also promotes significant cost savings," said Darryl Hoover, Chief Technology Officer of Direct Travel.  "Our strategic alliance with TripLingo is a mutually beneficial relationship, and we are excited to offer such a unique, valuable tool that will assist not only travelers and travel managers, but the entire enterprise," added Hoover.

"Direct Travel is an industry leader in technology and customer service and we are thrilled to partner with them and to support their growth initiative," says Jesse Maddox, CEO at TripLingo. "Enterprises are continuing to search for more robust ways to address their Duty of Care responsibilities and international travelers face numerous barriers related to language and culture.  Our collaboration will provide Direct Travel customers with a customized TripLingo version to ensure their travelers are safe and productive while reducing costs in hard to manage categories." 

The alliance further demonstrates Direct Travel's drive to help clients stay ahead of the ever-accelerating pace of business.

About TripLingo

TripLingo's award-winning mobile platform helps enterprises address language, cultural, safety and cost savings challenges for international trips while equipping travelers with state of the art language and translation tools, insight into the local culture, and access to critical safety information.  For more information, please visit: www.TripLingo.com, or email contact@triplingo.com.  You can follow the company on Twitter at @TripLingo.

About Direct Travel, Inc.

Direct Travel, Inc. is a privately held corporation established in 2011 with the goal to create a $1.5 billion dollar company through acquisition and organic growth.  We have been providing travel management services for over 30 years by working with clients to develop highly customized travel programs.  The company prides itself on providing high quality business travel management services, internet-based technology solutions, and significant cost savings. Direct Travel employs over 490 travel professionals nationwide with locations in Mahwah, NJ; New York City, NY; Baltimore, MD; Scranton, PA; Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; Minneapolis, MN;  Denver, CO; Nashville, TN; San Francisco and San Jose, CA. Direct Travel is ranked among the top US corporate travel management companies.

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