W&O confirms sale of travel division

W&O confirms sale of travel division

Luxury travel specialist Western & Oriental has issued a statement confirming the sale of its travel division.

The group of travel companies owned by Western & Oriental, including W&O Travel and Regent Holidays, will be bought by Furze International.

The statement said the sale has been approved by the board and a purchase agreement was due to be signed “within days” ahead of the deal being approved by shareholders.

Western & Oriental Travel managing director, Kerry Golds said: “Our commitment to securing a strong future for the business remains steadfast and we are scrutinising ways in which we can invest in and grow the business in the short, medium and long term.

“We will continue to make significant investment in the travel trade and our absolute commitment to delivering a specialist service of the highest standards is unchanged.”

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The group had previously announced the intention tp sell the travel division on January 26 and February 1 and discussions with all other potential buyers have now been ceased.