Businessman Dragoş Anastasiu sold the Travel Brands chain of agencies, a brand founded at the end of 2018, to Exim Holding, part of DerTour (REWE group), according to data from the Competition Council. The value of the transaction was not made public.
“The Competition Council has authorized the transaction through which Exim Holding AS takes over Travel Brands SRL. Exim Holding AS is part of the REWE group, which operates in the field of tourism and retail with food and non-food products,” according to the Competition Council. Exim Holding is present on the Romanian market through the travel agency Dertour Romania SRL and through Penny stores. “The analysis of the Competition Council led to the conclusion that the economic concentration operation does not raise significant obstacles to effective competition on the Romanian market or on a substantial part of it and there are no serious doubts about its compatibility with a normal competitive environment.”
At the end of 2018, the businessman Dragoş Anastasiu develops a new brand of travel agencies, Travel Brands, with the announced goal of reaching 40 agencies in two years. Travel Brands was promoted as a tourism hypermarket, which brings together the offers of all brands of tour operators in Romania and Germany in a single agency. The first six Travel Brands agencies were opened in Bucharest, Cluj, Drobeta Turnu Severin, Târgu Jiu and Vaslui.