October 2, 2017 – Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Travel Leaders / Destinations Unlimited announced today the acquisition of Winebrenner Red Carpet Travel, a travel agency, based in Iowa City. The announcement was made by company CEO/owner Duane Jasper. The combined two companies provide travel management services to more than seventy companies and assist over 5,000 vacation travelers each year.
Winebrenner Red Carpet Travel has provided exemplary service for over 50 years to the Johnson County (Iowa City and Coralville) region for vacation travel, Hawkeye cruises, group trips, away games for the University of Iowa football team and corporate travel management. As a preferred travel agency for the University of Iowa and the Official University of Iowa Bowl Game Travel Agency, the company has an excellent relationship with the University.
“I’m ecstatic that we have come to an agreement with Duane (Jasper) and his team,” Terry Tegen, General Manager, Winebrenner Red Carpet Travel said. “This is an excellent opportunity for our current clients and the entire Winebrenner Red Carpet Travel organization. We look forward to working with the Travel Leaders / Destinations Unlimited staff going forward.”
Winebrenner Red Carpet Travel will continue with its current staff and future plans call for growth in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City offices. Vacation clients of both firms will experience more options for group travel, weekend getaways and customized trips. Travel Leaders / Destinations Unlimited has significantly invested in its platform to support corporations and business travel and will leverage the new location to further grow its corporate business.
“I greatly admire all that Terry and his team have accomplished and I know that we will be stronger together,” Jasper said. “The purchase of Winebrenner Red Carpet Travel further increases our ability to provide cost effective solutions for our corporate clients and deliver memorable experiences for our vacation travelers.”
About Winebrenner Red Carpet Travel
Winebrenner Red Carpet Travel was founded more than 50 years ago and serves the Iowa City, Iowa community with vacation travel and corporate travel management. As a preferred travel agency of the University of Iowa, Winebrenner Red Carpet Travel coordinates University travel along with alumni travel. For more information on Winebrenner Red Carpet Travel, visit www.winebrenner.com.
About Travel Leaders / Destinations Unlimited
Travel Leaders / Destinations Unlimited is privately owned and operated in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and is dedicated to helping clients with their travel needs. Founded more than three decades ago, Travel Leaders / Destinations Unlimited assists travelers with corporate travel programs, vacations, destination weddings, honeymoons and guided tours. For more information on Travel Leaders / Destinations Unlimited, visit www.duagency.com or call (319) 393-1359.