Diethelm Travel Group has acquired Travel Center
Asia (TCA), one of Thailand’s leading DMC’s.
The two Bangkok-based
companies will now merge and will continue to operate under
Diethelm Travel branding as of 1 November 2018.
Boasting over six decades of operation, Diethelm
Travel Group employs more than 500 staff worldwide and offers
thousands of custom tours throughout 13 countries in Asia.
one of largest independently owned incoming tour operators in
Asia, the acquisition will secure even more
access to key European markets in which TCA is a specialist.
TCA, which has roots in the globally-recognised
Thomas Cook Group, is also known for customised high-end tours and
services as well as unique special interest products, such as
exclusive cycling tours, and large group incentive experiences.
“Travel Center Asia has long been a prominent
DMC, particularly for Thailand travel,” said Stephan Roemer, CEO
of Diethelm Travel Group. “Combining the brand’s excellent
relationships within Thailand as well as their key accounts in
various European markets and Canada, this new acquisition is an
excellent complement to Diethelm Travel’s existing Thailand
operations, and further highlights our ambitions to continue
strengthening our position as a leading regional DMC partner in
TCA’s owner, Thomas Maurer, will stay on during
the transition as the current TCA team continues routine
operations under the Diethelm Travel brand. All key members of TCA
will move to become part of the new team.
“I’m confident that the acquisition is a smart
move for both entities as each is committed to providing
unparalleled on-the-ground service, excellent rates and unique
Asia travel products throughout the region,” said Thomas Maurer,
owner of Travel Center Asia. “I look forward to seeing how the two
companies come together and continue to grow.”
Diethelm Travel’s Bangkok headquarters will move
to newly upgraded offices in the heart of Bangkok’s major central
business district on Silom Road. The company expects to complete
its relocation by 1