Posted on 14 February 2011
Turkey: Thomas Cook to boost Turkish tourism in Oger Tours acquisition
On Monday, the Thomas Cook Group announced the acquisition of Oger Tours, a well-known Turkish-owned tour company operating in Germany and specializing in tours to Turkey, in a deal worth around EUR 30 million.
The Oger brand and the companys Hamburg headquarters will remain, while Oger will join the supervisory board of Thomas Cooks German branch. Thomas Cooks CEO Manny Fontenla-Novoa said the acquisition will further boost its presence in Turkey, a strategically important destination for all of the companys European markets.
Oger Tours founder Vural Oger said his company and Thomas Cook will work together to further develop Turkeys potential as a tourist destination.
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