July 09, 2018

Thomas Cook closes in-house bed bank, Medhotels


Expedia and Webjet are poised to take over contracting of the company’s own-brand and partner hotels.

The company said that moving away from in-house bed banks and outsourcing production of the complementary hotels would allow it to focus on its core own-brand and partner properties, while offering greater choice at less cost.

“The closure of the Medhotels business is a natural evolution of our strategy,” said Thomas Hohn, chief of group complementary product at Thomas Cook. “The transformation of our complementary hotel partnerships will simplify our processes and give customers a better online experience with more choice.

Medhotels is scheduled to cease operations on Dec. 31, and will continue to accept and honor bookings departing up to that time.

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