More developments in the tours and activities sector this week as Excursiopedia has acquired outdoor-activity specialist RangeUp with terms of the deal undisclosed.
Excursiopedia plans to integrate the RangeUp database of surf, ski, trekking, diving and sailing experiences into its own platform providing access to a wider tours and activities range as well as some budget 'ready-made' tours including accommodation, food and activity.
According to the Excursiopedia blog, it will take two months to combine the businesses.
RangeUp founder Sergey Zadyraka, who becomes head of the outdoor activities division with the acquisition, says the deal will enable it to increase sales and resolve some technical issues.
He also mentions a goal to build a hotel reservation service as part of the tours and activities offering down the road.
Excursiopedia chief executive Kirill Sermyagin says the acquisition means an even greater range enabling anyone to find an 'adventure' and, hopefully attract a younger audience, especially with the budget offering.
The tours and activities company launched in January 2011 (TLabs here) and received 'six figure' seed funding in June of the same year.
Here's a sneak peak of a PhoCusWright study on the European tours and activities marketplace scheduled to be published next year.
Tnooz has requested further details from Excursiopedia.