History of Gwin's Travel

Gwin's Travel has been incorporated since 1979.

Gwin’s Travel has a long track record of success in the St. Louis metropolitan area. That success is built on a foundation of customer service, knowledgeable travel professionals and cutting edge technology. Being responsive to our customers and delivering a positive travel experience is our goal.

Gwin’s Travel has evolved over time to remain one of the most progressive agencies in the midwest. It was the creation of travel industry experts Graydon and Terrie Gwin in 1979. The company had impressive growth from the start, offering both corporate travel management services and leisure travel planning. 

Long-time Gwin’s associate Rhonda Kaminski purchased the company in 2015, and assumed management responsibilities. In December 2018, Gwin’s was purchased by Acendas Travel based in the Kansas City suburb of Mission, Kan., with an additional office in the Minneapolis suburb of Eden Prairie, Minn. Acendas Travel also owns Travel Partners, an agency in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Acendas Travel was founded in Kansas City in 1982. In 2001, Acendas Travel became a joint venture with BCD Travel, the third largest purchaser of corporate travel in the United States. This allows Acendas and its clients access to leading technology, travel discounts and a variety of resources.

With the acquisition by Acendas Travel, Gwin's Corporate Travel was folded into the corporate travel division of Acendas. Therefore, Gwin’s Travel becomes solely a vacation travel agency. Gwin’s commitment to St. Louis is documented with its long term operations and the presence of veteran professionals who are knowledgeable of the market. Our staff is also heavily involved in numerous charitable and philanthropic events in the community.

 

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