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about voyageur solutions
The mission of Voyageur Solutions LLC is to champion and deliver innovative solutions that provide direct or indirect savings to the managed travel experience. We believe thinking differently is critical to unlocking significant hidden value opportunities. Therefore, our approach involves:
o Listening to our customers to understand their challenges
o Researching and vetting innovative ideas
o Presenting viable solutions
o Following through to ensure plans are implemented
Voyageur Solutions LLC was founded by Dirk Draayer. Dirk has been managing the lodging needs of a diverse base of clients, from small family-run businesses to Fortune 500 companies, for over 28 years. He started his career in the lodging industry with Travelliance, managing the daily operations of its private hotels which serviced clients in the transportation industry. In 1991 he started the Workforce Lodging Division of Travelliance to manage the day-to-day lodging programs for its clients.
With attention to detail, superior service and a focus on finding value, his client list grew to include the Rail, Trucking, Airline, Construction, Utility, Retail and Medical Industries. Throughout his career, Dirk has identified and implemented strategies and tactics to reduce the overall travel cost to his clients.
Dirk Draayer grew up in Minnesota and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a BA in Business Finance. He enjoys cycling, spending time outdoors on the lake, reading military history, and watching his daughters play college hockey.
Handled travel management challenges in planned and emergency lodging programs for 30 years.
Negotiated contracts for
$2.1 billion in recurring and
project-based business and workforce travel.
Engages networks to explore, vet and select solutions that fit the needs of clients.
Managed over 60 workforce travel programs across North America for clients ranging from Fortune 500 to Small Business.
Created three profitable travel space business units from inception.
Solved flight operations challenge for major airline using innovative technology.
Generated millions of dollars in hotel tax savings for customers.