The luxury tour operator and travel agent arm of the Quintessentially Group is moving into business travel with the acquisition of CJL Total Travel Management.

The acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, brings the Quintessentially Travel Group turnover to £35 million, according to the company.

London-based CLJ Travel was established in 1971 and is a member of the Advantage Focus Partnership business travel consortium.

Quintessentially Travel Group global chief executive, Ian Neale, said: “We are delighted to acquire such a prominent corporate travel business with a strong industry reputation for providing a fantastic service to their established client base.

“This new division will be added to our leisure business and there is a huge opportunity to benefit from each other’s strengths.

“We receive many requests from our Quintessentially membership and corporate clients to provide a comprehensive corporate travel service, so this will significantly enhance our offering in the market.”

Edward Leigh, chief executive of CJL Travel, added: “It’s an incredibly exciting time to be part of such a successful global brand.

“This will provide us with a great opportunity to extend Quintessentially’s excellent services and added value benefits to our own corporate client base and together provide a powerful travel offering in the market.”