Quark Expeditions Joins the TUI Travel® Group of Companies
[Darien, CT - 05.01.07] - Patrick Shaw, President of Quark Expeditions, is pleased to announce that Quark Expeditions has become a member of TUI Travel Ò Group of Companies. Today, Quark Expeditions joins TUI's Activity Holidays Sector, a growing international collection of adventure travel businesses.
When making the announcement, Mr. Shaw paid tribute to exiting Chairman Lars Wikander. Mr. Wikander, co-founder of Quark Expeditions, was Chairman of the Board and the Company's majority shareholder until the acquisition by TUI. "Lars' vision will continue to inspire us," stated Mr. Shaw. "We will honor his legacy by continuing to manage the Company with passion, integrity, and hard work, the values he has instilled in all of us."
Mr. Shaw will continue to lead the same professional management team and dedicated staff that has been growing Quark Expeditions over the past years. Management and staff welcome the new ownership and look forward to continued growth and development within the TUI TravelÒ Group of Companies.
Headquartered in Crawley, West Sussex, England, The Travel Ò Group of Companies is the market leader in activity adventure holidays. Founded in 1973, the company operates in 17 countries. Additional information is available at TUI Travel>.
Revised January 22, 2010