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Increased investment Travix

Zeist, The Netherlands, 16 February 2016 – The family J.A. Fentener van Vlissingen is increasing its investment in online travel company Travix International B.V., buying out all minority shareholders with the exception of ING Corporate Investments.

Travix was established in early 2011 by merging the online brands Vliegwinkel, CheapTickets, BudgetAir, Flugladen and Vayama.

Majority shareholder BCD Group and investment partner ING Corporate Investments see great potential to grow Travix. Joop Drechsel, CEO BCD Group and chairman of Travix’s Supervisory Board: “Travix now has over 35 websites and is active in more than 30 countries.

200 ticketing requests per second

At peak times, we receive around 200 ticketing requests per second and book 25 tickets per minute. By simplifying our shareholders structure, we can respond even quicker to the needs of our customers in the dynamic market of online travel.”

Vliegwinkel and CheapTickets

Through its brands Vliegwinkel and CheapTickets, Travix is the market leader in the Netherlands and Germany. The online travel company has almost 450 employees and offices in the Netherlands, Germany, India, Singapore and the United States. More than 2.5 million passengers fly via Travix annually, to more than 500 destinations across the globe.

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About Travix

Travix, one of the leading global and the largest Dutch online travel agency, manages an extensive portfolio of travel-focused websites operating under the brand names CheapTickets, Vliegwinkel, BudgetAir, Flugladen, and Vayama. All brands provide both search and book capability for flight combinations worldwide on both legacy air carriers and low cost airlines. In addition, these sites offer attractive pricing for hotels, car rentals, and other ancillary products such as city trips, insurances and vacation packages. Travix operates its five brands in over 30 countries, employs almost 450 people, and is part of the BCD Group. More about Travix

About BCD Group

BCD Group is a market leader in the travel industry. The privately owned company was founded in 1975 by John Fentener van Vlissingen and consists of BCD Travel (global corporate travel management), Travix (online travel: CheapTickets, Vliegwinkel, BudgetAir, Flugladen and Vayama), Park ‘N Fly (off-airport parking) and joint ventures Parkmobile International (mobile parking applications) and AERTrade International (consolidating and fulfillment). BCD Group employs over 12,500 people and operates in 110 countries with total sales of US$ 25.6 billion, including US$ 10 billion in partner sales. More about BCD Group

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