PRLog (Press Release)
- May 2, 2012 -
China based Sichuan China International Travel Service ("Sichuan") has completed its acquisition of ChinaTibetTrain.com, the fast-growing provider of Tibet travel related services. The transaction enhances Sichuan’s position as the leading provider of travel and tourism services in mainland China and Tibet. The combined companies will benefit consumers, businesses, and increase market opportunity. The total consideration for the Canadian based company has not been disclosed.
"We are very pleased to announce the completion of our acquisition. It represents an important milestone for our company. With the purchase of ChinaTibetTrain.com, we have diversified our operations and positioned Sichuan to take advantage of an excellent growth opportunity in the Tibet Autonomous Region," said Catherine Go, Sales Executive of Sichuan. "We welcome ChinaTibetTrain.com’
s team to the Sichuan family."
By integrating with TibetTravel.org, a Sichuan owned web property, ChinaTibetTrain.com quickly gains access to governmental resources within mainland China to accelerate the booking of permits, tickets, and tours as well as accelerated product development and growth.
“I am very excited about the future of ChinaTibetTrain.com,”
said Mikael Thakur, Founder and President of ChinaTibetTrain.com. “We’re blending social media, innovative technology and the power of a well-known, trusted brand with a fresh user interface to create the next generation of personal travel offerings in mainland China.” With the transaction complete, Mikael Thakur will become a Strategic Advisor at Sichuan. The combined team will continue to innovate and reinvent the travel business in China, building on the assets of both ChinaTibetTrain.com and TibetTravel.org.
Sichuan will maintain both the ChinaTibetTrain.com and TibetTravel.org brands, and continue to offer excellent travel services.About Sichuan China International Travel Service:
Sichuan China International Travel Service is the leading Tibet tour operator in China. The company was founded in 2006. For more information please visit http://www.tibettravel.orgAbout ChinaTibetTrain.com:
ChinaTibetTrain.com is the #1 online travel and tourism company focused on the Tibet Autonomous Region. Launched in May 2011 by Mikael Thakur, ChinaTibetTrain.com’
s innovation is redefining the antiquated travel and tourism operating model by taking a digital approach delivering breakthrough ease-of-use. For more information please visit http://www.chinatibettrain.com
and follow ChinaTibetTrain.com on Twitter: http://twitter.com/chinatibettrain