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.