Thomas Cook expands hotel portfolio with YouTravel deal

Thomas Cook expands hotel portfolio with YouTravel deal

Online agency gains access to FTI Group wholesaler’s 20,000 properties

Online travel agency Thomas Cook has sealed an agreement with YouTravel, the distributor of Meeting Point International hotels, part of Germany’s FTI Group.

The deal gives Thomas Cook’s customers access to more than 20,000 hotels including the MP Hotels portfolio.

YouTravel, the Dubai-headquartered accommodation provider, has exclusive access to the MP Hotels group which has 62 properties in the Mediterranean’s most popular holiday destinations.

Furthermore, YouTravel has access to many other hotels across Europe and in long-haul destinations such as the US and United Arab Emirates.

Thomas Cook has integrated the bedbank into its digital platform to give its customers more choice.

Emma King, Thomas Cook’s head of commercial product, said: “Partnering with YouTravel gives us access to their wide network of beach and city hotels in the most popular destinations of the world.”

Matthew Carpenter, YouTravel’s UK and Ireland general manager, added: “Thomas Cook remains an iconic name and the partnership deal is already reaping rewards for us as people return to the brand once again to book their holidays.

“Our MP Hotels collection are particularly popular with British families and it’s great to be able to offer them through the Thomas Cook platform.”

Thomas Cook launched in September 2020 following Fosun Tourism Group’s acquisition of the Thomas Cook brand and associated digital assets in November 2019.