Thomas Cook Group buys

Thomas Cook Group has bought accommodation-only supplier for an initial cash sum of £21.8 million from owners the Centurion Holiday Group. is the UK’s largest bed bank and provides accommodation and resort transfers to more than 500,000 customers a year and has access to more than 30,000 hotels internationally.

Under the deal, the current management team at will remain with the business, including founder Haim Perry, who founded the company in 2003.

Thomas Cook chief executive Manny Fontenla-Novoa said: “This is an acquisition that fits perfectly with our strategy of enhancing Thomas Cook’s position in the independent travel sector and will also further strengthen our mainstream business.” managing director Haim Perry added: “As a business we now have access to international markets that Thomas Cook is present in and therefore the opportunity for further growth.”

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