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Booking to buy Swedish travel agency Etraveli for $1.83 billion

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Nov 23 (Reuters) - Online travel agency Booking Holdings Inc (BKNG.O) on Tuesday said it would acquire Sweden-based Etraveli Group for about 1.63 billion euros ($1.83 billion), its second major deal this month.

Etraveli, currently owned by private equity firm CVC Capital Partners, offers search, book and fulfillment services of flights through its consumer brands Gotogate and Mytrip.

It also operates airline integration company TripStack.

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The company will remain headquartered in Sweden and operate as an independent business under Booking Holdings, led by its current management team.

The deal follows Booking's roughly $1.2 billion deal for hotel room booking website Getaroom announced earlier this month.

($1 = 0.8889 euros)

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Reporting by Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva

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