Otravo plans to merge with Travelgenio, to become top-5 online travel agent in Europe


Otravo, the parent company of Vliegtickets.nl, dé VakantieDiscounter, Flygstolen, Greitai and many other online travel brands, plans to merge with the global online travel agent Travelgenio.com. With this proposed merger, Otravo becomes one of the top 5 online resellers of airline tickets and packaged holidays in Europe. It is the fourth transaction in a row since the entry of investment company Waterland as a majority shareholder. Notification has been submitted to the German ‘Bundeskartellamt’.

Active in 32 countries
With its strategy to offer very attractive prices, Travelgenio, founded in 2010, has grown rapidly into a substantial player, with annual turnover of more than € 950 million. The combination will become one of the largest online travel agents in Europe with a joint sales volume of € 1,6 billion.

Designing a growth strategy together
This transaction will benefit both parties greatly. Hans van Hoffen, Chief Commercial Officer of Otravo, stated, ‘With this strategic transaction we will take a major step towards a global footprint. In addition, we will be able to realise commercial economies of scale that will benefit our consumers. After this transaction we will be among the top five operators in Europe and will be ready to become a leading player.’

Mariano Pelizzari, CEO Travelgenio: ‘This is an opportunity for both companies to take a leading role in the rapidly changing European  online travel market. We are happy that we can join Otravo. This will take our business to a higher level through synergies and will help to become an even more relevant player in the travel industry. We are confident that this will also be translated into competitive prices and other benefits for all Otravo customers.’ With co-founder and CTO Pablo Albera, Mariano Pelizzari joins the Otravo Board and continues to manage the Travelgenio brands

Privacy settings

This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience.

Necessary (always enabled)

Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.


Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and are used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.
Read our Privacy Policy

Cookie settings Accept