Sunvil Holidays has purchased Planet Holidays Limited, the wedding and luxury hotel operator.
Noel Josephides, managing director of Sunvil said: “One of the growth areas in the travel industry has been the arrangement of weddings overseas. Until now, Sunvil has simply passed on to specialists the many enquiries it receives from clients wishing to tie the knot whilst on holiday because it didn’t have the right technical expertise to handle weddings. Planet was the first tour operator to recognise the potential of this market and still remains one of the true specialists in this field. The two companies are, I believe, a perfect match."
Mathilde Robert, the founder director of Planet Holidays, said: "Planet is very proud to become part of one of the leading specialist tour operators in the UK. Sunvil operates in some very niche destinations around the world and we will thus gain access to flight seats and accommodation which will substantially enhance our wedding portfolio in addition to our traditional areas of Greece and Cyprus, where Sunvil has also long operated. We will thus now venture into new areas of Portugal, including the Azores and Madeira, plus Italy, Sicily and Latin America, where Sunvil has considerable expertise and contacts. Through Sunvil's GIC the Villa Collection, one of the leading exclusive villa holiday operators to Greece, we will also be able to enhance our wedding offering there, using some very romantic locations in Greece and her islands."
Planet Holidays will continue to trade under its current name and management but will benefit from the considerable experience available within the Sunvil group.
See www.planetweddings.co.uk for Planet’s current range of wedding destinations.