GTA buys MTS globe
Travel content giant GTA has announced the acquisition of European independent inbound supplier MTS Globe, meaning travel agents in Australia and NZ will have access to an expanded range of hotels and resorts in countries such as Turkey, Greece, Portugal, Spain and Mexico. GTA’S local operations include wholesale travel booking site Travelcube, and the new MTS Globe deal significantly boosts the company’s presence and offering in sun and beach destinations. MTS Globe last year generated gross sales of 500 million and is the preferred partner for many European tour operators, offering 12,000 hotels along with a range of customised destination services. “With this transaction GTA takes an important step towards fulfilling its vision to be the world’s easiest travel distribution partner to do business with,” said GTA ceo Ivan Walter. “MTS Globe’s large portfolio in the Mediterranean beach destinations ideally complements GTA’S global accommodation and destination services offering...gta will become a one stop shop for city and beach products worldwide and the increased portfolio will mean our customers can offer greater choice to travellers.” Walter said MTS Globe as well as its OTS Globe hotel trading division will continue to operate under their own brands and management, with the combined GTA and MTS networks giving suppliers access to new markets.