The oldest touristic portal of Ru.net – Travel.ru – has been sold to booking Startup Oktogo of Marina Kolesnik, said to Roem.ru recourses on the market. The amount of a deal could have comprised $1-2M. Still parties do not disclose the deal details, but do not deny the fact of this deal.
The travel-Startup Oktogo and touristic portal Travel.ru became partners in October, 2012. Thereat users had an opportunity to book place in the hotel with the help of Oktogo directly on the site Travel.ru. The application includes more than 5 thousand of hotels in Russian Federation and 250 thousand all over the world.
The founders of Travel.ru Asya Patrysheva has not confirmed or confuted information about the deal. On the question about the owner`s change she answered: “Yes, there are changes in the Company. But everything will be all right”.
The Startup Oktogo.ru was founded in 2009, founders are Marina Kolesnik and Artem. During existence the service attracted investments for the whole amount of $26M.
The portal Travel.ru was founded in 1998 by Mail.Ru Group. According to the LiveInternet data, the Travel.ru enters the TOP10 most popular touristic Internet resources, its monthly unique audience of the site is 1,5 million of users.