Northern Irish firm Selective Travel acquired

Northern Ireland has seen agency consolidation with the takeover of Selective Travel in Belfast by consolidator and travel management company McNeill Rigby Travel.

The Selective Travel brand will remain and business will continue trading under its current name. Director Keith Graham will continue to handle the day-to-day affairs of the organisation.

The deal comes two years after McNeill Rigby Travel merged with Thriftway Travel in Belfast. The group now collectively employs more than 40 staff in Northern Ireland.

McNeill Rigby managing director Mukesh Sharma said: “There are a number of synergies in the two businesses and this places us in a very strong position in the corporate travel market.

“Selective Travel is a long established and well respected brand in Northern Ireland for both leisure and corporate travellers alike. We intend to build on the quality the brand represents”

Aidan Coghlan, managing director of Dublin-based World Travel Centre, McNeill Rigby Travel’s parent company, said: “This step further endorses our commitment and confidence in the Northern Ireland market.”

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