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Kilroy International A/S

KILROY International A/S is a Danish company founded in 1991 after the merger of a number of Scandinavian travel agents. The company operates in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands and Iceland. Its sub brands are KILROY travels, KILROY education and KILROY blogs.[1] The company name is inspired by James J. Kilroy.[2]

History

A wish to improve young people's cultural understanding after the Second World War lead student organisations in several Nordic countries to establish travel agencies. These, DIS rejser in Denmark, SFS Resebyrå in Sweden, Univers Reiser in Norway and Travela in Finland, cooperated in purchasing and distributing travel products under the name Scandinavian Student Travel Services, SSTS, from the early 50's and eventually merged in 1991 to become KILROY travels.[3] KILROY travels was launched in the Netherlands in 1996 and an Icelandic website opened for business in 2009. KILROY education was established in Sweden in 2004 and the services were available to all regional markets by 2008.

Present

KILROY International A/S currently has 280 employees across its six regional divisions and had a turnover of more than €144 in 2009.[4] KILROY International A/S’s head office is located in Copenhagen, Denmark, and 14 regional sales offices are found in Scandinavia and the Netherlands.

Business areas

  • KILROY travels sells flight tickets and travel tours to all continents (save Antarctica), auto rental and various forms of travel insurance. Most products are designed for youngsters and backpacker-type travelers.
  • KILROY education gives advice and guidance to people wishing to pursue an academic or professional degree abroad.
  • KILROY blogs is an online weblog service designed for travelers.

References

External links

  • KILROY's international site


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