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Airtours is to open a new MyTravel superstore at Teesside Retail Park in February, with the creation of up to 50 jobs.
Airtours is to offer seven more holiday destinations from Liverpool Airport, in response to the £30m airport expansion project by owner Peel Holdings.
Airtours is acquiring World Choice Travel, the hotel reservations website, for up to £6.8m.
Airtours is to sell its 50% stake in Costa Crociere, the Italian cruise line business, to its US joint venture partner Carnival for £350m, and the proceeds will be used to expand in the North American leisure market.
Airtours is to relocate up to 1,200 jobs to Rochdale, having decided to move its Airtours Holidays business from Helmshore and its Going Places subsidiary from Surrey.
Airtours is planning to invest £100m in e-commerce activities over the next three years, and expects to make savings of £20m a year through a reduction in travel agent's commission and brochure costs.
Airtours has acquired Hotel Don Pedro, the Spanish operator of 28 Globales hotels, for £44m.
Airtours is creating 65 new jobs at its Panorama Holidays call centre near Brighton, by relocating the recently-acquired Manos Holidays business from London.
Airtours is acquiring Travel Services International of the US for £240m, which will help to improve its internet booking capability.
Airtours has acquired Manos, the charter tour operator that offers holidays to Greece and Turkey, for undisclosed terms.
Airtours is acquiring 155 German travel agencies from Metro's Real Group in a £9.4m deal made by Frosch Touristik, the tour operator in which Airtours has a 35% stake.
Airtours is acquiring Trivselresor, the Swedish holidays company, for £7.5m.
Airtours is acquiring Marysol, the Dutch travel agent, for undisclosed terms.
Airtours is to set up a new telephone enquiry centre in Accrington, creating up to 230 jobs.
Airtours is acquiring Panorama Holiday Group, the Brighton-based tour operator, for £10m, as well as Vacation Express, the US tour operator, for £14m.
Airtours has acquired Direct Holidays, the Glasgow-based tour operator that has 25% of the telephone booking market, for £81m, which will take it into direct selling for the first time.
Airtours is acquiring Sun International, the Belgian package holiday company which owns the Cresta Travel and Bridge Travel brands in the UK, for £70m.