Despegar.com(Despegar), the leading online travel company in Latin America today announced it has entered into an Agreement with Falabella Financiero, a subsidiary of Falabella, through which both companies plan to establish a 10-year commercial agreement in Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Argentina, the term of which could be extended. Included in the transaction is the transfer of 100% share ownership of Viajes Falabella’s operations to Despegar.
The acquisition of Viajes Falabella in Chile, Colombia, Peru and Argentina, together with the license to use the Viajes Falabella brand name has been agreed for a total consideration of US $27 million. The transaction assumes the transfer of these operations free of any financial debt.
According to Viajes Falabella, during 2018 the company recorded revenues and EBITDA of approximately US$ 50 million, and US$ 3.5 million, respectively. Approximately 65% of its revenues are derived from tourist packages reinforcing Despegar’s strategy of offering higher value-added products oriented to enhancing the travel experience of its customers.
With this agreement, clients of both companies will have access to an enhanced travel and tourism product and service offering, through an omnichannel service model (online, call center and physical stores). In addition, customers will be able to access exclusive discounts, earn double CMR Points Falabella’s loyalty program, both at Viajes Falabella and Despegar, as well as an expanded product offering in exchange for CMR Points at Viajes Falabella.
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