The owners of both firms will remain with the merged business and the make-up of the full will be announced shortly. It was confirmed roomsXML’s Ruchir Bang will be chief executive of the new company while getabed managing director Matt Stuart will be chief commercial officer. Stuart said: “This is a hugely exciting time for both getabed and roomsXML. “With the accommodation wholesale market evolving rapidly, we needed to ensure that we remain relevant. Get the full story at Travel Weekly UK