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About CIRE Travel Experts: A Division of Tzell Travel Group

A long-time favorite among agencies, publishers, councils and others, New York’s most beloved corporate travel service is CIRE Travel, a division of Tzell Travel Group. Our charismatic, resourceful travel advisors who make impossible arrangements possible are at your beck and call with Eric Hrubant at the helm. Exceptional concierge-like service is CIRE’s status quo. Our travel planning services are backed by the power and reach of Tzell Travel Group.

Tzell Travel Group, as part of Travel Leaders Group, is ranked first among the nation’s largest corporate travel management companies, according to Business Travel News. And CIRE? Our travel clients rank us as the best among travel agencies, or at least that’s what they tell us.

CIRE’s association with Tzell makes us an even better connected partner for you whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure. Perks. Waivers. Upgrades. Go ahead, enjoy. You know people who know people.

Corporate travel solutions delivered with concierge-like service

CIRE has dedicated, smart travel experts who handle every travel scenario under any circumstances—from the merely inconvenient to the unimaginable—24/7. Supported by the global force of Tzell, there’s nothing CIRE can’t arrange, or sometimes more importantly, rearrange. It’s this white-glove service that eliminates the stress of business travel so employees can really focus on their jobs.

Our clients are entrepreneurs and small to mid-sized businesses that simply do not have the staff or resources to devote to arranging their own travel or developing travel policies. At the end of the day, time is money.

Sure… your team can book flights, make reservations and arrange the details. Is the cost worth a frazzled staff and unnecessarily high travel budgets? Absolutely not. CIRE Travel takes an enormous load off travel budgets and in-house resources. Why wouldn’t your company use our corporate travel professionals?

Choosing CIRE to handle all of your business travel is a decision you’ll wish you had made a long time ago.

The Story Behind the CIRE Name

CIRE. It rhymes with “fire.” It is not a misspelling of “sire.” We are asked often what CIRE stands for, so here’s the story…

Eric Hrubant, CIRE Travel’s CEO, was a latchkey kid at seven years old, like so many kids growing up in the 80s. Back then there was no Cartoon Network. Oh no, you had to wait for Saturday morning for cartoons. Cable television? It was a luxury most working-class families didn’t have because paying to watch TV was ridiculous when you could watch network shows (all three of them: ABC, CBS and NBC) for free. But there was Oprah. The Oprah Winfrey Show was on every day after school. Eric says Oprah was his surrogate babysitter, and we suspect her show’s timeslot meant she babysat innumerable other kids across the U.S.

If you recall, Harpo Productions flashed on screen at the end of each show. At seven, Eric knew he’d own his own business someday, just like Oprah, and he already had a name for it. Harpo is Oprah spelled backwards. CIRE is Eric spelled backwards. CIRE. Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Eric and his hard-working mom, Anna, certainly think so.

Wherever You Travel. Whatever You Do. CIRE Travel’s Got It Handled.
"We got a solicitation voicemail yesterday from some corporate travel agency down the street, and I made a point of calling them back just to tell them that we were so happy with our travel guru, CIRE Travel. We didn’t need to hear about their corporate travel planning services because we were not looking to change. Shortest solicitation call of my life.”

– Emilian P, Cyber Security – Washington, DC

"Eric is wonderful! He helped me organize a week-long conference in New Delhi and he managed each piece seamlessly—from the flights to the hotels to the ground transportation. He knew all about our various options within New Delhi and helped weigh in thoughtfully as we finalized our contracts with each vendor. He was a genuine pleasure to work along every step of the process!”

–Preeti B, Fashion – New York

"Eric is so great that he takes care of problems before you even know there is a problem, especially with weather delays and other travel snafus. I cannot say enough good things about Eric and his team and highly recommend them for both personal travel and corporate travel planning needs!” 

– Benjamin, Media – New York

"Eric is truly the best travel planner. He goes above and beyond every time, without fault. He seizes absolutely every opportunity to improve and enhance your travel experience. As a client, I know I benefit each trip from the relationships he has established, and the credibility and outstanding reputation he has earned in the industry. His disposition, ease, and professionalism qualitatively set him apart. Regardless of the request, the urgency, the challenge, he handles each issue and transaction with a calm and efficient attitude. Above all, he is just a great person and simply such a pleasure to work with. I have and will continue to recommend Eric, without hesitation and unconditionally, to anyone who needs a corporate travel agent. And if you think you don’t need one, after working with Eric for a couple of times, you’ll wonder how you lived without him.”

– Kiersten C, Cyber Security – Virginia

"I was spending countless hours on travel booking and airline websites. What was taking me a ridiculous amount of time to do, CIRE Travel handled in minutes. And with a trip involving three airlines and four airports, I’m relieved knowing that if something goes wrong, I just call CIRE.” 

– Brenda H, Advertising – Kansas City