Jason Roussakis, the owner of 2 Montreal-based businesses active in the consolidator segment, has purchased Alio Tours.
Roussakis owns Agencia Global and Voyages a la Carte. With the purchase of Alio, Roussakis and his companies plan to play a significantly larger role in air consolidation.
The transaction took place 01NOV14 but there are no plans to combine operations. Apparently new projects are coming down the pipe in coordination with both operations but, no other changes are planned and business continues “as usual” at both locations with current employees.
Gerard Taza, President of Voyages a la Carte, has also been named President of Alio Tours, while Alio founder and former president Eric Johnston has taken on the role of Executive Vice President.
Johnston told Open Jaw he has seeking an opportunity that would help Alio significantly expand its operations in order to compete in today’s B2B market with other consolidators. He says he is excited about the opportunities the new ownership will provide and advises that projects currently in development will be launched in the next couple of months.