McEwan defends creation of Triton Travel Group

Triton Travel Group chairman John McEwan has defended Triton for being an effective weapon against possible commission cuts made by tour operators.

Members of the super-consortium are meeting on Thursday (June 26)  to discuss its future.

McEwan has defended Triton’s creation in 2005 shortly after Thomson announced commission cuts to 7% for agents.

McEwan said: “The reasons for getting together were sound and it was right to do at that time because of what was happening. There is a view that if we hadn’t of got together there might have been a domino effect on commissions.

“We were able to protect each other’s livelihoods and I think we did that well.”

McEwan made the comments after Triton dropped its status as a joint buying group, the core reason for its creation, in April this year.

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