The Travel Business


ISIS sells TravelJigsaw

Online car rental company TravelJigsaw has been acquired by travel agent Priceline, providing an exit for investor ISIS Private Equity.


Buy-out at Iglu.com

Travel agent Iglu.com, which specialises in ski and cruise holidays, has undergone a management buy-out (MBO) for £4.3 million.


Travelzest buys Malaysia Experience

UK entrepreneur Chris Mottershead has broadened the portfolio offering of his online holiday group Travelzest plc, with the acquisition of tour specialist Malaysia Experience from Bob Mortimore Travel for £45,000.


The last laugh: Deirdre Bounds

'Shall we talk in the igloo?’ says Deirdre Bounds, teetotal ex-comedienne on the Northern nightclub circuit and founder of Horsforth-based travel business i-to-i.

Growth Planning

Organising business travel

Is it best to tie up time and staff resources sorting out your own business travel, or call in the professionals? GrowthBusiness discovers out how to get the best deals within your budget.


How I created a profitable online travel company

Growth Business Case Study - Richard Downs started specialist travel agency website Iglu.com in 1998 with funding from credit cards, friends and family. He tells us how he created a profitable online travel company.