Globetrotter Travel Management Services, Inc. was founded in 1963 as a leisure and business travel agency in Baltimore, Maryland. Globetrotter Travel also had branches in Montgomery County, Maryland, which were responsible for servicing the District of Columbia. In 1985, Globetrotter was purchased by Glenn J. Harris, President, and Michael A. Buttner, Chairman and CEO.

Soon after purchasing Globetrotter, there was a desire to grow the corporate side of the company, in order to service professional memberships and associations, government agencies, universities and colleges, as well as other business entities.

In 1986, Globetrotter signed a contract with its first association account, The National Association of Music Merchants, to book airline reservations, car rentals and meetings. Since then, Globetrotter has serviced over sixty associations of various sizes and travel needs including airline reservations, housing for meetings, registration, and pre-and post-meetings. Globetrotter has provided group travel services for groups between 10 and 30,000 members.

Globetrotter has become the longest serving travel contractor for the State of Maryland. In addition, Globetrotter provides travel services to higher education institutions, such as the University of Maryland.

Globetrotter’s staff has grown from 4 in 1985, to 20 core employees, with additional part-time and data-entry staff as needed.  We are proud of our outreach program, where we employ interns from the Montgomery County Public School System and institutions of higher education.

Globetrotter has been ranked in the top 20 professional meeting and travel planners in the Baltimore and Washington Business Journals since 2009.

The corporate travel division provides our clients airline, hotel, car rental and ground transportation travel services. Today, this department handles domestic and international reservations from clients globally.

The meeting planning division provides expert consultation in organizing meetings, small or large, to accommodate block hotel contracting, venue selection, and meeting registration.

The Sports Team Travel Program provides coach-friendly team travel planning for block hotel arrangement, air travel, ground transportation (buses and vans), as well as meals.

Our vacation division, the foundation of our company, now services over 25,000 clients worldwide, planning cruises, independent and escorted tours, honeymoons, and more!

Globetrotter has been selected to receive the Peak of Excellence award from the Sabre Travel Network as innovators and passionate professionals within the travel agency community and for the exemplary business leadership and inspiration to others.

Over the last twenty-five years, Globetrotter has invested in advanced technology to service the travel, meeting, group and security needs of our clients.

Having 50+ years of excellent service and recognition in the travel industry has gained Globetrotter worldwide reputation. Globetrotter has proven time and time again that, “without us, they are on their own;” a motto both corporate and leisure clients truly believe.