Singapore Airlines further enhances its digital capabilities with the acquisition of minority stake in Australia-founded Data Republic

Singapore, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) has acquired a minority stake in Australia-founded Data Republic, in a move to further enhance its digital capabilities. The stake in Data Republic was acquired through a placement of new shares. A statement of no objection was received recently from the Australian Foreign Investment Review… Read the full press release

Booking Holdings successfully completes the acquisition of hotel metasearch site HotelsCombined

NORWALK, Conn., 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) today (Dec. 3, 2018) announced that it has successfully completed its previously announced plan to acquire hotel metasearch site HotelsCombined. With a strong presence in APAC and thousands of active affiliates worldwide, HotelsCombined will report into Booking Holdings’ leading travel metasearch brand, KAYAK. “We’ve admired HotelsCombined and… Read the full press release

Hyatt adds Alila, Destination, Joie de Vivre, Thompson, and tommie brands into its lifestyle and wellbeing offerings following the completion of Two Roads Hospitality acquisition

Addition of Alila, Destination, Joie de Vivre, Thompson and tommie brands expands Hyatt’s lifestyle and wellbeing offerings for high-end travelers worldwide Acquisition price revised to $405 million from $480 million; additional potential consideration revised to $96 million from $120 million CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (November 30, 2018)… Read the full press release

HOLIDAY INN CLUB VACATIONS BRAND ADDS TO ITS RESORT PORTFOLIO WITH PURCHASE OF HISTORIC LAKE TAHOE-AREA RESORT

Orlando, FL, USA, 2018-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Orange Lake Resorts, home to the Holiday Inn Club Vacations® brand, is happy to announce the acquisition of the historic 1862 David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort and Spa in Genoa, Nevada from 1862, LLC and other affiliates of Summer Winds Resorts. The resort features 108 villas,… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality expands its global portfolio with the acquisition of JW Marriott Grosvenor House, in London’s Mayfair district

The historic hotel marks the company’s 3rd acquisition in the United Kingdom Doha, Qatar, 2018-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Katara Hospitality, Qatar Investment Authority’s hotel unit, a leading global hotel owner, developer and operator, announced the expansion of its global portfolio with the acquisition of JW Marriott Grosvenor House, a historic hotel on the famed… Read the full press release

SITA enhances its airport operations and passenger flow management solutions with the acquisition of MEXIA Interactive

Acquisition will enhance SITA’s passenger flow and queue management capabilities Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — SITA, the world’s leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions, today (06 November 2018) announced the acquisition of private company MEXIA Interactive (“MEXIA”), a leading global provider of curb-to-gate passenger analytics for the air transport industry. The… Read the full press release

AccorHotels closes the acquisition of the “Tour Sequana” building, its head office in Paris

Paris, France, 2018-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — AccorHotels announced today (October 25, 2018) the successful closing of the acquisition of the “Tour Sequana” building, its head office since 2016 located near Paris in Issy-Les-Moulineaux, for an amount of EUR 363 million. This amount had been determined in 2015, at the signing of the lease… Read the full press release

Katara Hospitality expands its global portfolio with the acquisition of The Plaza, one of New York City’s most iconic hotels

The world’s most famous hotel located in the heart of New York City Doha, Qatar, 2018-Oct-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Katara Hospitality, a leading global hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar, announced the expansion of its global portfolio with the acquisition of The Plaza, one of New York City’s most iconic hotels. The… Read the full press release

AccorHotels’ closes acquisition of a 50% stake in sbe

Paris, France, 2018-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Through this partnership, AccorHotels’ will pursue its strategy to expand its offering in the luxury lifestyle hospitality segment and its footprint in gateway cities across North America. This long-term investment will allow sbe to leverage AccorHotels’ leading global hospitality platform while remaining an independent luxury lifestyle operator…. Read the full press release

Hyatt to acquire international lifestyle hotel management company Two Roads Hospitality

Addition of Alila, Destination, Joie de Vivre, Thompson and tommie brands to the Hyatt portfolio will strengthen Hyatt’s lifestyle and wellbeing offerings for high-end travelers worldwide CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2018-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today (October 8, 2018) announced an agreement to acquire Two Roads Hospitality, an international lifestyle hotel management company with… Read the full press release

Amadeus acquires TravelClick for USD $1.52bn from Thoma Bravo

USD $1.52bn cash transaction expands Amadeus’ presence in the hospitality sector with mid-sized chains and independent hotels   Around 1,100 employees to join Amadeus Francisco Peréz-Lozao to lead enlarged Hospitality customer unit at Amadeus  Transaction receives all necessary regulatory approvals  MADRID, SPAIN, 2018-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Amadeus today (10/4/2018) announces that it has completed the… Read the full press release

Avis Budget Group announces the acquisition of Turiscar Group car rental company in Portugal

PORTUGAL, SPAIN, 2018-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR), a leading mobility solutions provider, today (October 3, 2018) announced it has acquired Turiscar Group a well established, family-owned, car rental company in Portugal. The acquisition will see Avis Budget Group bring on board this leading organisation in Portugal with two distinct… Read the full press release

Jet Aviation completes acquisition of KLM Jet Center at Amsterdam and Rotterdam International Airports

Basel, Switzerland, 2018-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Aviation announced today (October 1, 2018) that it has completed its acquisition of KLM Jet Center, a leading provider of comprehensive FBO/Handling services at Amsterdam and Rotterdam International Airports. With a new flagship operation and presence at two of Europe’s top airports, the KLM Jet Center acquisition represents… Read the full press release

dnata to acquire Germany-based tour operator Tropo from ProSiebenSat.1 Group

Dubai, UAE, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services provider, announced today (9 August 2018) it has acquired Tropo, a Germany-based tour operator, from ProSiebenSat.1 Group. The acquisition marks dnata’s entry into the German market and extends its global network of travel businesses in Europe, the Middle East, Asia… Read the full press release

IHG closes acquisition of 51% stake in Regent Hotels & Resorts

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is pleased to confirm that its acquisition of a 51% stake in Regent Hotels & Resorts (‘Regent’) has now completed. Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Jul-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The 51% interest has been acquired for $39 million in cash, payable in three tranches of $13 million. $13 million was paid… Read the full press release

Silver Airways successfully closes acquisition of Seaborne Airlines

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 2018-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Silver Airways and Seaborne Airlines today announced that Silver’s acquisition of Seaborne’s business and assets has successfully closed, creating a leading independent airline to serve the Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida, and beyond. The acquisition brings together two strong independent airlines with similar Saab 340B fleets, complementary route networks, and common codeshare/interline… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways to potentially acquire up to 25 per cent of Russia’s third-largest airport Vnukovo International Airport

MoU between the award-winning airline and Russia’s third-largest airport, Vnukovo International Airport, signed on Wednesday in Doha Qatar Airways operates triple-daily flights to Moscow and daily flights to St. Petersburg                       DOHA, Qatar, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that… Read the full press release

TravelClick strengthens its Guest Management Solutions with the acquisition of CRM and email marketing solutions provider Digital Alchemy

Acquisition Adds Expertise and Depth to Guest Management Solutions, One of TravelClick’s Fastest Growing Products NEW YORK, 2018-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — TravelClick (“the Company”), a leading global provider of data and revenue-generating solutions for hoteliers, announced today that it has purchased Dallas-based Digital Alchemy, a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and email marketing solutions provider for hotels… Read the full press release

Interstate Hotels & Resorts completes the acquisition of 83 property management agreements from White Lodging

ARLINGTON, Va., 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Interstate Hotels & Resorts (“Interstate” or the “Company”) – the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company – announces it has closed on the acquisition of the management agreements of 82 premium-branded, select- and full-service hotels, plus one restaurant, from White Lodging effective January 24, 2018. “A transaction of this… Read the full press release

Cathay Dragon signs MoU for the acquisition of 32 Airbus A321neo aircraft

32 fuel-efficient, environmentally-friendly Airbus A321neo aircraft to arrive from 2020 as the regional airline continues to grow Hong Kong, 2017-Aug-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Dragon has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), preparatory to executing formal legal documentation, for the acquisition of 32 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The MOU, signed today (21 Aug 2017) between… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group’s acquisition of Virgin America cleared by the Antitrust Division of US DOJ

SEATTLE, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) today (Dec. 6, 2016) completed its review and approved Alaska Air Group’s (NYSE: ALK) acquisition of Virgin America (NASDAQ: VA). Alaska Air Group is the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Horizon Air Industries, Inc. “We… Read the full press release

HMSHost marks its re-entry into airport retail business with the acquisition of Stellar Partners, Inc.

BETHESDA, MD, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — HMSHost, a part of Autogrill Group, announced today (October 11, 2016) that it has finalized the purchase of all shares of leading travel venue retailer Stellar Partners, Inc.  This purchase marks HMSHost’s re-entry into the airport retail business, with Stellar to operate as an independent subsidiary.  Stellar… Read the full press release

Red Carnation Hotels acquires the Irish hotel Lisloughrey Lodge, County Mayo

Mayo, Ireland, 2014-1-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Red Carnation Hotels is delighted to announce a second Irish hotel in its growing portfolio – Lisloughrey Lodge, County Mayo. The property sits within the 350 acre estate of Ashford Castle, which was acquired by the luxury boutique hotel collection in June last year and is currently undergoing a glorious renovation programme to… Read the full press release

Swissport announced Servisair acquisition from Derichebourg group completed

Swissport announced that the acquisition of Servisair from Derichebourg group has been completed today. On 2nd August Swissport announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Servisair. Financial terms were not disclosed. All required regulatory approvals were obtained before closing. Opfikon, Switzerland, 2013-12-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — With the closing, Swissport, owned by PAI… Read the full press release

Etihad Airways closed its strategic acquisition of 24 per cent equity stake in Jet Airways

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2013-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates and Jet Airways today announced that the airlines closed the transaction for the subscription of a 24 per cent equity stake by Etihad Airways in Jet Airways. All requisite Indian regulatory approvals had been obtained by November 12, 2013. Jet… Read the full press release

Inland American Lodging Group, Inc. to acquire from Hyatt Hotels Corporation two Andaz hotels located in Napa, CA, and Savannah, GA

Oak Brook, Ill., 2013-09-25 — /travelprnews.com/ — Inland American Lodging Group, Inc. (“IALG”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc. (“Inland American”), and Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that IALG has acquired a portfolio of two Andaz hotels for approximately $115 million. The hotels, both part of Hyatt’s acclaimed boutique… Read the full press release

FirstGroup’s subsidiary First Manchester Limited to acquire Manchester bus business from Finglands Coachways Limited

2013-08-05— /travelprnews.com/ — FirstGroup plc is pleased to announce that First Manchester Limited, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of the Group, has agreed to acquire the Manchester bus business from Finglands Coachways Limited for a consideration of £50,000. The acquisition of Finglands, which operates a number of commercial bus services and school contracts to the South… Read the full press release

Swissport announced it will acquire Servisair from the French Derichebourg SA

2013-08-02— /travelprnews.com/ — Customers will benefit from the combined operational excellence and consistent service quality worldwide Swissport and the French Derichebourg SA today announced they have signed a definitive agreement under which Swissport will acquire Servisair from the French Derichebourg SA. In this context Swissport has secured appropriate financing for the acquisition by issuing and successfully… Read the full press release

UK’s largest regional airport operator MAG continues growth with London Stansted Airport acquisition and released 2012 results

2013-07-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — MAG, the UK’s largest regional airport operator, announces its full year results for the year ended March 2013. The Group is pleased to report that it has had a strong financial year and has continued to make progress on its journey towards becoming the premier airport services business. At the end of… Read the full press release

Travel management and travel data leader TRX, Inc. acquired by Concur

Bellevue, Wash., 2013-07-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), the global leader in integrated travel and expense management, today announced it acquired TRX, Inc., a leader in travel data and Travel Management Company (“TMC”) mid-office technology solutions. Based in Atlanta, TRX offers solutions that enhance TMC efficiency through automation while also providing TMCs with a powerful data and analytics… Read the full press release