Laurent Abitbol goes fishing for agencies…including the Bleu Voyages network!

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Laurent Abitbol, ​​boss of Marietton, is rather well placed to help agencies that are not very resistant or when the owner wants to sell. As president of the Selectour network, he has a ringside seat to find out and negotiate.

A real opportunity

Marietton Développement takes over 42.5% of the capital of Bleu Voyages. He is leading part of this acquisition with Gérard Luret, the former director of business travel at Bleu Voyages, retired and a major shareholder. It seems that a way out would be found to acquire the set. Marietton Développement is getting closer to the objective it had set itself: to reach €2 billion in business volume. It is a key player for many tour operators.

Selectour Bleu Voyages is a small network on its own

Selectour Bleu Voyages, a family business created in 1968, is today a group of more than 200 employees present in 6 areas of activity, of which business travel is the core business.

The business trip with 7 call centers in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Paca, Corsica and Île de France.

Individual or pleasure travel with 30 agencies dedicated to organizing your holidays.

group travel, with a department composed of 11 people.

The incoming activity Excelys Tours to welcome and discover France and its riches.

Business tourism (MICE) under its Bleu Events brand

The productionwhich makes trips, tours, polar cruises under the Bleu Infini brand

It should be noted that business travel represents more than 60% of overall activity. In 2022, its turnover reached 140 million euros.

David Bernini

David Bernin has been appointed Managing Director of Bleu Voyages, in addition to Ailleurs Voyages.

He will be accompanied by Cédric Jarrige, Deputy General Manager Business and Sylvie Fillot, Deputy General Manager Tourism. Jean-Pierre Lorente remains alongside the holding company of the Marietton Développement group.

Laurent Abitbol, ​​President of the Marietton Développement group, confirms that the Bleu Voyages group will continue to belong to the Selectour network, the leading network of independent travel agencies in France.

(…) We wrote on March 15 that the Marietton Développement group was preparing to acquire Selectour Bleu Voyages. It is an excellent business to integrate thirty travel agencies and platforms to process business travel. We bet that David Bernin, Cédric Jarrige, Sylvie Fillot will be keen to make this network progress. (…)

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