Thomas Cook signs hotel distribution deal with YouTravel

Panoramic view of Playa Blanca, Beautiful landscape of Lanzarote Island, Canaries, Spain
Panoramic view of Playa Blanca in Lanzarote. (Magone/Getty Images)

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The current incarnation of Thomas Cook is a very different beast to its predecessor. This deal should help it add scale to its hotel offering.

The reborn online-only travel agent, Thomas Cook, has signed a partnership with YouTravel, the online distributor of Meeting Point International hotels, part of the FTI Group. 

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

The Dubai-headquartered beach specialist accommodation provider has exclusive access to the MP Hotelsgroup which has 62 3-5* properties across the Mediterranean. 

Thomas Cook has integrated the bedbank into its digital platform to give its customers access to brands including Labranda, Kairaba, Design Plus, Lemon & Soul and MP Hotel collection of hotels.

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

What They Said

Emma King, head of commercial product, Thomas Cook: “Our focus for this new digital-only Thomas Cook is to give our customers the choice of the best hotels in the places they love. Partnering with YouTravel gives us access to their wide network of beach and city hotels in the most popular destinations of the world. With now more of the world opened up to for travel, we want to offer our customers as many options as we can so they can create their dream getaways.”

Matthew Carpenter, general manager UK & Ireland, YouTravel: “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.”