ATD Travel Services has acquired ticket broker Tickets International for an undisclosed sum.

The attraction ticket and experience broker is also now the owner of Ticket International’s trading names Mercury Travel and which may still be used in the future although a final decision is yet to be made.

ATD chief executive Oliver Brendon said: “The purchase of Tickets International will increase our sales volume and provide economies of scale for us in 2009. 

“In the current economic climate, further consolidation within our sector and the industry as a whole is likely and we may acquire other more competitor brands. 

“We’re in a trading environment now where companies that have traded responsibly, grown organically and profitably will benefit.”