Who We Are
Since 1976, EWA has been serving the non-government organization community, businesses, and associations to help them to successfully carry out their international and domestic missions and goals. We make sure that all travel arrangements comply with the Fly America Act, the Federal and Joint Travel Regulations, prime and sub-contractor obligations and other unique accounting requirements and documentation. As a travel management company, we value each client and we do not take any short-cuts:
No Unqualified Staff- EWA Travel has extremely talented, skilled, and highly quality experienced staff and travel counselors (averaging 23 years’ experience).
No Remote Call Centers- Every phone call is answered by a live EWA Travel counselor. EWA Travel counselors work with you directly to arrange and meet your travel needs 24/7/365.
No Impersonals- Each EWA Travel counselor works closely with you to make sure that you are well on your way whether it is a mission or a business trip. Our travel counselors are available 24/7 in the event of travel emergencies.
We work with you to ensure that your travel issues/ needs are resolved, and you are well on your way to fulfill your mission around the world. We strive to get to know each of client’s preferences and enjoy delivering excellent quality services to all of our clients. We stand by our creed, “Service is delivering what we promise and quality is doing it right the first time" as well as our mission, "To provide the finest travel services to NGO and for-profit, USAID-funded contractors to help them better assist those most in need.".
Our journey began when EWA Travel’s founder, Robert Utne, served as a volunteer in the US Peace Corps. Robert helped to build 40 primary schools and hundreds of houses for teachers in Gabon. There, Robert met Dr. Albert Schweitzer, a Nobel Peace Prize winner whose daily examples of Reverence for Life and humanitarianism helped to inspire Robert to establish EWA Travel in 1976. EWA’s focus continues to be on meeting the travel-related needs of the international development, relief, and medical communities.
“Therefore search and see if there is not some place where you may invest your humanity. Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.” –Dr. Albert Schweitzer
After the Peace Corps, Robert worked six years in the Executive Office of the President first as a Management Intern then as a Planning Officer where he gained substantial management and public service experience. He later joined Air France in their marketing department prior to starting EWA.
From the beginning of EWA and to today, Robert has focused on bringing in the most talented and highly experienced team of travel professionals in the nation to service the international NGO and international business communities. "We know your travel needs in headquarters and in the field. You want high quality travel services on a 24/7 basis, no matter how difficult the circumstances."
1700 N. Moore Street, # 1925, Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: (703) 522-2626
Fax: (703) 522-2278
Eastern Regional Office:
13873 Park Center Road #202, Herndon, VA 20171
Phone: (703) 834-6100
Fax: (703) 834-6105
Association Travel Services
EWA Travel understands that most Associations have special travel requirements that include more than employee travel but also travel for its members, board of directors, speakers and other guest travel. We have the essential experience and personnel to address and leverage all of these various types of travel to ensure cost and time savings as well as quality control and management. Since 1976, EWA Travel has worked with hundreds of associations to provide outstanding travel services.