Moves, Arena Merge

Australian travel logistics businesses Moves Travel Group and Arena Travel & Entertainment announced a merger April 1.

Michael Jacobsen, founder of Arena Travel & Entertainment in 2006, becomes executive chairman.

Ken O’Brien, who set up in Moves in 2001 after stints at logistics companies ShowTravel and Stage And Screen, is managing director.

The new company, Moves Travel Group, will target the Australian travel and entertainment fields and is eyeing global expansion.

"The merger of these two businesses is a significant event, as two of the largest travel logistics companies join forces to offer a complete travel packages for individuals, organisations and their affiliates," Jacobsen said.