Thomas Cook and Worldspan in major deal

6th Nov 2006

Leading travel group Thomas Cook AG and global
travel technology provider Worldspan, have announced a new online travel
distribution agreement.Through the agreement, many of Thomas Cook’s well-known
European brands will become available this fall through the Web-based Worldspan
TourSelect leisure travel booking system. The brands include Neckermann Reisen, TIP,
Thomas Cook Reisen, Center Parcs, Condor, Paneuropa Reisen, Bucher Last Minute,
Neckermann Hungary and Neckermann Poland. Also available are Easy Way, a discount
program for travel agencies, and Aldiana, in which Thomas Cook AG holds a small

“As a premier travel group, Thomas Cook offers Worldspan agencies throughout Europe
comprehensive products from many of Europe’s most sought after leisure travel
providers,” said Hans-Günter Korts, Worldspan regional manager - Germany, Austria
and Switzerland. “We are pleased to announce this important partnership and to
highlight TourSelect as one of the industry’s most robust online distribution
systems for tour operators and travel agencies in Europe.”

Thomas Cook AG is the second largest travel group in Europe and the third largest in
the world. Worldspan TourSelect is one of Europe’s foremost leisure travel booking
systems. It employs the latest technologies to allow travel agents to shop and
create real-time, interactive bookings with travel providers via the Internet.
Following the introduction of Thomas Cook’s brands, Worldspan agents will have
state-of-the-art, online connectivity to a total of 70 tour operators, hotel
companies and car rental companies. Other brands recently added to TourSelect
include TUI, REWE Touristik Gruppe, Ameropa, Alltours, ?-ger and many other popular
European brands.

Using TourSelect, Worldspan agents have the ability to book pre-packaged tours and
also the flexibility to build custom trips with individual travel components,
including air, hotel and car rentals. Free of charge in Germany to Worldspan travel
agencies, TourSelect is in use by agencies in Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Holland,
Denmark and Russia.


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