holds review of £3m ad account

LONDON - is approaching agencies about its £3m creative account.

The online travel specialist is looking for an advertising agency to create a fast-turnaround TV campaign that will run after Christmas and into the new year.

The marketing director, Matthew Hart, is approaching agencies directly with the brief.

The company's advertising is currently done in-house and it appoints agencies on a project basis. Quiet Storm and M&C Saatchi have both worked on campaigns for the website. was bought by Sabre Holdings for £577m in June this year. Its new parent company, which also owns Travelocity. com, is thought to be preparing to merge the two operations and drop the Travelocity brand in the UK.

Travelocity's ad business is held by Miles Calcraft Briginshaw Duffy, which created the current Alan Whicker campaign. The account is so far unaffected by the acquisition.'s media agency, Smarter Communications, is also unaffected. was unavailable for comment as Campaign went to press.

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