Leger Shearings acquires Arena Travel

Monday, 26 Sep, 2022 0

Leger Shearings Group has announced an administration deal, which will see the escorted tours company, acquire the Arena Travel brand and assets. 

Arena Travel went into administration on Friday 23 September with a simultaneous transition to the new ownership.

The agreement will see LSG acquire the special interest and touring travel company’s database, web domains and social media pages, covering all divisions and sub-brands of Arena Travel.

As part of the agreement all 50 permanent employees will retain their jobs under the TUPE protection of employees’ rights regulations.

All bookings were financially protected and customers can continue with their holidays as planned.

The three Arena Travel offices in Market Harborough, Buckingham and Nacton, Suffolk will be taken over by LSG.

Arena Travel has been in business for over 45 years, and is known for its river cruise holiday and specialist niche escorted holidays, including rail and bridge holidays.

Craft holidays are operated under the Stitchtopia brand and cultural and garden tours under the Boxwood and Art Pursuits brands.

The company also has a music and events division with Elvis, Memphis and Germany Tours and operates events in partnership with the band Queen’s fan club.

Leger Shearings Group CEO Liam Race said: “I am very pleased that the Leger Shearings Group was able to acquire the Arena assets and importantly, protect jobs during these challenging times. We are offering all customers the ability to take the same holiday that they had booked with Arena Travel.”

“The companies share some similar products, including an excellent UK tours selection and river cruise holidays, but Arena’s very specialist holidays will add a new dimension to our current portfolio.”

Arena Travel’s managing director Steve Goodenough, will remain in position and said: “Arena Travel is long established and prior to the pandemic was very successful, but it came out of Covid battered and bruised.”

 

 



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