HELLOWORLD Travel Hunter Travel Group has bought a 75 per cent stake in seven retail outlets wholly owned by Helloworld Travel Limited (HLO).
A spokeswoman for the group would not disclose the value of the deal, which includes retail outlets in Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and Western Australia.
The deal will see the Newcastle-based HTG’s portfolio grow to 25 travel centres, including nine in the Hunter.
HTG is the largest franchise member of the HLO network and one of the largest privately owned travel agency groups in Australia. HTG began as a single store in Toronto.
Its chief executive officer Brett Dann said the partnership meant HTG was operating in most States.