- 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)
- TUI China;
- TUI Turkey
- TUI Espana;
- TUI Hellas; and
- Holidays Services
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
They also own Peregrine (the "adventure" tour company) and, by default it's budget offshoot Gekkos.
@Stuart - thanks!
Wonderful post, it's very informative.
I can really make use of this info.
@Isobel - thanks for the feedback. I will keep adding to this post as I collect more info so please check back in
Tim the digger!
@John - absolutely
They also own tour operator Imaginative Traveller.
Actually there's quite a few more tour operators come to mind that fall under TUI control.
Adventure Tours Australia acquired March 09 - includes the brands Wayward Bus, Oz Experience and Wilderness Adventures.
Also own small group tour operators in Australia OzXposure, WesternXposure, Planet Perth and Australian Pinnacle Tours acquired Feb 08.
Pretty sure most of these smaller ones run under their TrekAmerica (another operator they own) OzXposure Group, part of the group's activity sector.
Also own BenTours / Myplanet.
@Carl - thanks for the tips. As you say those companies (as well as the Fantatics and ATS sports groups)are part of the Activities Sector of TUI (as you say) rather than ODS. Which is controlled and operated separately.
Hi Tim, yes they seem to be acquiring and operating tour companies in both the ODS and Activites groups.
As you mention in post ODS brands seem slanted slightly more B2B than B2C although Pollmans and Ranger definitely do both.
Will be interesting to see how these groups evolve over time as they integrate current or acquire more.
Thanks for a great post.
@Carl - Thanks again. I agree there does not seem to be a clear reason why one tour operator is in ODS and one in Activities. May be systems, ops or technology related rather than something about common business models.
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