The Times is reporting that Web Reservations International (WRI) is up for sale with a price tag of £275m.
WRI is owned by Ray Nolan and U2 Manager Paul McGuinnes. It operates
- boo.com - the former fashion/clothing site and poster child for the dotcom bust in Europe is now a meta-search company
- Hostelworld.com - online booking for hostels, backpakers and budget accommodation
- Hostels.com - more hostels and backpacker bookings with content
- Trav.com - more budget accomm including cheap hotels, motels, guesthouses, bed and breakfasts, youth hostels, holiday apartments, campsites, inns and lodges
thanks to joshhostels where I spotted the story first on Twitter and Hostelmanagement where he spotted it.