San Francisco-based comparison-shopping travel web site Qixo and Irvine-based startup TraveLogia.com are in the final stretch of a multi-million dollar merger. TraveLogia's president and chief executive Adam Gilmer said the deal will be sealed within a month.

In the deal, TraveLogia, a full-service online travel company adding an average 300 customers a day, will acquire majority interest in Qixo, Gilmer said. The joint venture will benefit from Qixo's web crawler technology and TraveLogia's marketing and travel industry experience.

The two companies will keep their organization and management structure, as well as their respective headquarters, said Daniel Ko, who will continue as president and chief executive of Qixo.

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