- the ODS headquarters is in Palma Spain; and
- "employs circa 8,000 people worldwide"
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And here is the original post
Yesterday's post of AsiaRooms spurred some BOOT readers to dig around for more information on the TUI Online Destination Services group. I had initially assumed this group to be focused exclusively on online distribution for TUI (as the name implies. Seems there is more to it. This is the group at TUI that is responsible for B2B and B2C. Here is the introductory paragraph from the ODS page on the TUI Travel PLC 2008 Annual Report & Accounts website.
"Online Destination Services combines a portfolio of B2B and B2C businesses providing destination services to tour operators, travel agencies and individual clients worldwide. This includes selling hotel accommodation, organising meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE), as well as providing port services, turnarounds and shore excursions to cruise lines."Shows there is a strong but not exclusive online bent to the business. Goes on to set out three divisions within ODS.
B2B HotelBeds - online accommodation and offline destination services through:
- Hotelbeds (to tour operators)
- Bedsonline (to travel agents)
- Pacific World
- Intercruises (ground agent for cruise)
B2C - Online to consumer. Three brands (as we discussed yesterday):
- AsiaRooms (merchant Asian online hotels)
- Hotelopia (Spanish based online merchant hotels)
- LateRooms (UK based retail model last minute site)
Combined ODS - 2008 underlying profit GBP57.4mm up from GBP49.2mm in 2007
SamIAm also sent through another link for a different profile page for the ODS. At the bottom of this page is a drop down box listing the following (as of date fo this post) as brands for the business. Here is the list of TUI ODS brands from that link:
- ~ Acampora Travel
- ~ Aeolos Liban S. A. L.
- ~ Aeolos Malta Ltd.
- ~ Aeolos Travel LLP
- ~ African Travel Concept
- ~ Aitken Spence Travels Ltd.
- ~ all4ships
- ~ AsiaRooms
- ~ Bedsonline
- ~ Danubius Travel Agency S.R.L.
- ~ Expomundo
- ~ First Choice Meeting
- ~ Flexi Conferences
- ~ Gulliver Travel d.o.o.
- ~ Holidays Services S.A.
- ~ Holiday Travel Israel Ltd.
- ~ Hotelbeds
- ~ Hotelopia
- ~ Inter Cruises
- ~ LateRooms.com
- ~ Medetours
- ~ Meridian
- ~ Mex-Atlántica Tours S.A. de C.V.
- ~ Pacific World
- ~ Pollman's Tours and Safaris Ltd.
- ~ Ranger Safaris Ltd.
- ~ SummerTimes Group - Manahe Ltd.
- ~ Tantur Turizm Seyahat Ltd.
- ~ Travco Dubai L.L.C.
- ~ Travco Group Holding S.A.E.
- ~ Travco Oman L.L.C.
- ~ Travel Scotworld
- ~ Triaena
- ~ TUI Bulgaria OOD
- ~ TUI China Travel Co. Ltd
- ~ TUI Dominicana S.A.
- ~ TUI España Turismo S.A.
- ~ TUI Event Management
- ~ TUI Hellas Travel and Tourism S.A.
- ~ TUI Portugal Ágencia de Viagens e Turismo S.A.
- ~ TUI Service AG
- ~ Tunisie Voyages S.A.
- ~ Turismo Asia
- ~ Ultramar Express
- ~ Ultramar Express Event Management
- ~ Ultramar Express Transport