Moscow. July 13. INTERFAX.RU – MTS has become the owner of the online hotel booking service, according to SPARK-Interfax data .

According to these data, on July 11, a 100% subsidiary of MTS – MTS Travel LLC – acquired 99% each in Bronevik Company LLC and Bronevik Online LLC. Another 1% in the companies received PJSC „MTS”.

In June, MTS registered a tourist subsidiary, LLC MTS Travel. Then the company did not report on the plans for the development of the legal entity. According to SPARK-Interfax , its main activity is the activity of travel agencies.

According to the operator’s press release, MTS Travel will be spun off into a separate business vertical. This direction will be engaged in services for booking hotels, accommodation and tickets, providing tourist and excursion services, and others.

The amount of the transaction is not disclosed.

„Tourism, business travel and the hotel business in Russia are developing dynamically, and we expect rapid growth in these markets in the coming years. To do this, we are creating a separate MTS Travel business vertical in the ecosystem of our services, complementary to other MTS businesses, in order to comprehensively develop this area on the basis of one of the leaders of the Russian market of online booking of hotels and accommodation,” the company’s president, Vyacheslav Nikolaev, was quoted in the message.