TravelPlex Travel & Cruise, a Branch of Tzell Travel Group, signs deal to acquire B & A Travel Service

Eileen Walker, Mari Schneider, Lesley Zapp, Helen Coracy, Vicki Beckman and John Heimburger
Eileen Walker, Mari Schneider, Lesley Zapp, Helen Coracy, Vicki Beckman and John Heimburger

Newly combined St. Louis headquartered travel management company grows to $55 million in annual sales.

St. Louis, MO (November 1, 2018):  St. Louis’s leading travel company announced they are expanding in the Southern Illinois market:  TravelPlex Travel & Cruise, a Branch of Tzell Travel Group, has signed an agreement to acquire B & A Travel Service, which is headquartered in Carbondale, Illinois.  The merged operations of the two companies will represent $55 million in annual sales.

TravelPlex Travel & Cruise President John Heimburger will oversee the combined companies. David Coracy, former owner of B & A Travel Service is taking a position within TravelPlex along with most of the B & A Travel staff.

“Over the years, I have always admired and respected B & A Travel  and their management team for the way they ran their agency and competed in the travel arena,” said Heimburger. “Now that they are a part of TravelPlex, we are thrilled to have them on our team.”

About TravelPlex Travel & Cruise, a Branch of Tzell Travel Group

TravelPlex Travel & Cruise, a Branch of Tzell Travel Group, is an award-winning travel management company that is an industry leader and known throughout the Midwest for its service and expertise.

Founded in 1989, TravelPlex has grown to one of the premier agencies in the Midwest with a large and diverse staff of over 75 travel counselors and independent contractors servicing both corporate and leisure travelers. 

About B & A Travel Service

B & A Travel Service, headquartered in Carbondale, Illinois since 1963, is a full-service travel agency driven by its commitment to excel in customer service and prove value to each client they serve.

Recognized by their peers and vendor partners throughout the industry, B & A Travel Service has won numerous customer service and sales awards.