American Express Global Business Travel to Acquire Finnish Partner SMT

By Paul Riegler on 1 November 2016
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DSC_0836American Express Global Business Travel announced the acquisition from Finnair of SMT, a travel management concern based in Finland.

SMT was formed three years ago by the merger of two Finnish travel management companies, Area Travel Agency and Finland Travel Bureau. The predecessor organizations have been part of American Express GBT’s Travel Partner Network for more than 25 years.

“SMT’s main strategic objective is to be the leading provider of corporate travel services and meetings and events in Finland,” said Kirsi Paakkari, SMT’s managing director. “Joining GBT will accelerate our progress toward that objective.”

American Express Global Business Travel is a full-service corporate travel and meeting management company with affiliated offices in over 120 countries.

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