Inflexion is pleased to announce it has agreed to sell its investment in Scott Dunn, the luxury travel operator, to Flight Centre Travel Group, an Australian listed travel agency. During the investment Scott Dunn built on its reputation as the leader within its sector and expanded geographically whilst continuing to focus on delivering best-in-class service to its loyal customer base. Inflexion supported Scott Dunn’s organic and acquisitive expansion into the US and Asia, broadening the company’s geographic footprint and enabling a 24-hour guest service.
Inflexion also supported the continued development of the company’s strong brand with the business consistently named as one of the Top Travel Operators in the world at industry awards, including being voted top Travel Specialist by Condé Nast Traveller for ten years in a row. Over the past three years Scott Dunn has developed its Responsible Business strategy covering community, protecting and empowering people and protecting the environment and wildlife.
Inflexion provided strong support to Scott Dunn during the COVID pandemic and the business traded resiliently with Scott Dunn quickly adapting to the environment and using the time to strengthen the business model, making it well placed to capture the return of the travel market.
We would like to thank the whole team at Scott Dunn for their commitment to building on the Scott Dunn brand and heritage, reinforcing its position as the leading luxury travel company. In particular, the business has come out of the pandemic in a strong position and is well placed to continue to grow further in the UK and across the globe.
Inflexion have been a supportive partner and their M&A and operational experience has been invaluable as we have grown the business. We are proud of how strong the Scott Dunn brand is both in the UK and now in the US and Singapore, and of our commitments to being a responsible business. Inflexion were particularly supportive during the pandemic as we transformed our business model and prepared for the return of travel.