US independent travel management company Altour has taken a controlling stake in Vermont-based firm Milne Travel.

The partnership is majority-owned by Altour and will continue to be managed by Scott Milne and operate under the name, Milne Travel American Express, an Altour company.

Altour said the partnership combines its “global expertise and resources” with Milne’s strong local reputation as a “leading provider of travel services”.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to add a highly respected and successful company like Milne to the Altour family,” said president Alexandre Chemla.

“Scott’s vision and approach is a great fit for us, and we look forward to jointly serving customers in New England with great people, very competitive technology and great service,” he added.

The new company will continue to operate as an American Express representative.

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