European travel agency, Thomas Cook Germany, is expanding into hotel booking with 20,000 added to its portfolio for 2019. This includes the first 1,500 properties through the group's partnership with travel giant, Expedia. Thomas Cook GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Thomas Cook Group plc. The company bundles the group's touristic activities in Continental Europe and holds all shares in the leisure airline Condor.
Tour operator brands Neckermann Reisen, Thomas Cook Signature and Öger Tours are offering more than 3,000 additional hotels in Spain, 1,500 in Italy, 1,000 in Greece and 1,000 in Germany along with numerous new properties in the USA, France, Portugal, Poland and the Netherlands. Through Öger Tours a further 1,000 hotels can be booked in Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt.
Many of these hotels lie in city destinations such as Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Cologne, London, Madrid, Lisbon, Istanbul, Venice and Athens. Additional long-haul destinations such as South Africa, Mexico and Thailand are due to follow shortly.
The massive expansion of bookable hotels has been enabled through agreements with various bedbank suppliers. A Thomas Cook Germany spokeswoman emphasized that the company checks quality and safety standards of the properties before offering them for bookings.
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