News / Travel + Leisure Co. continues brand portfolio expansion with acquisition of Accor Vacation Club
Deal marks strategic move by the world's leading membership and leisure travel company
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Travel + Leisure Co. the world’s leading membership and leisure travel company, announced an agreement to acquire the vacation ownership business of global hospitality giant Accor (AC:FP) for US$48.4 million. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2024 and to be immediately accretive to Travel + Leisure Co. earnings upon completion.
Under the terms of the deal, Travel + Leisure Co. will acquire Accor’s vacation ownership business, Accor Vacation Club, representing 24 resorts and nearly 30,000 members. Accor is the largest international hotel chain in the Asia Pacific with more than 1,600 hotels in operation, giving the brand a distinct advantage in its recognition across the world’s most populous region. Accor will receive a percentage of vacation ownership sales revenue as a licensing fee under the exclusive licensing agreement.
Travel + Leisure Co. also receives the exclusive rights to develop new vacation ownership clubs and products utilizing the Accor Vacation Club brand across a region including Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Turkey.
The acquisition will create a new line of business for Travel + Leisure Co. as Accor is added to the company’s portfolio of brand affiliations, including Wyndham, Margaritaville, and Sports Illustrated. The addition of Accor Vacation Club to the Travel + Leisure Co. international portfolio increases its membership to more than 100,000 in the Asia Pacific region and grows its club resort count by approximately 40 percent to 77.
The Accor Vacation Club resorts are distributed across Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia under Accor brands Peppers, MGallery, Grand Mercure, The Sebel, Novotel, Mantra and Mercure in locations including tropical Nusa Dua in Bali, Indonesia, magnificent Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia, and the capital of South Pacific adventure tourism, Queenstown in New Zealand.
For more information visit travelandleisureco.com/avc.