Inghams Travel has today announced the acquisition of specialist walking, cycling and winter activities tour operator Inntravel.

An Inghams spokeswoman said the operator, which is based in North Yorkshire and was founded in 1984 before being sold to Primary Capital/Amber Travel in 2005, was bought for an undisclosed sum.

She added the brand would be maintained while there are also no plans to relocate the operator’s offices to Inghams’ headquarters in Putney, London. She added there will be no job losses among the staff.

Inntravel general manager Karl Watson will also keep his position although he will report to Inghams commercial director Hugh Walton.

Chief executive of Hotelplan UK, which trades as Inghams Travel, Litsa Constantinou said: “We are delighted with this acquisition as it fits perfectly with our business. Inntravel has a super reputation in the market place and a very loyal staff and customer base.”

Amber Travel managing director Steve Kimber said: “Inntravel has grown significantly during the past two years and we are pleased that a solid and profitable company such as Hotelplan/Inghams has decided to acquire the Inntravel business.

“Inghams already have great experience in many of the areas featured by Inntravel.”