British Airways Holidays Joins TOWARD Europe

TOWARD Europe has announced the
signing of British Airways’ wholly owned global tour operating subsidiary
British Airways Holidays, as its latest member.
British Airways Holidays decision increases TOWARD Europe’s membership to 35
leading travel industry companies and follows the recent arrival of
EuropCar, the leading car rental company and WorldRes, the online hotel
reservations network.

The company attended TOWARD Europe’s first annual conference in Nice, (8-9
February) along with existing members including Eurostar, Hertz Europe,
Amadeus, Cosmos and Cendant Travel Distribution Services.

Clare Bullock, Head of eBusiness for British Airways Holidays said: “An
uncertain external landscape, changing business models and technology
development will continue to fuel a travel distribution revolution. We want
to be involved in creating a shared vision with our supplier partners and
other industry colleagues to drive forward developing distribution
technology to the bottom line benefit of the entire supply chain.’‘

Bill Barnes TOWARD Europe management committee member and head of tours
business unit at Amadeus said: “British Airways Holidays’ decision to join
follows a series of recent key wins for TOWARD Europe. Together with our
first annual conference and the launch of our white papers, this underlines
the rate at which the organisation is growing.

“We welcome the arrival of British Airways Holidays, whose input will prove
invaluable as we work together to maximise the commercial success of
industry companies.”