Club Med and Thomas Cook Launch a New Connection Through DerbySoft

DALLAS, TX, December 17, 2020—DerbySoft, a leader in high-performance distribution services with over 400 connections, announces a new connection between Club Med, the luxury all-inclusive holiday provider, and Thomas Cook, the UK based holiday company that relaunched this year offering thousands of hotels and flight routes for customers to design their own holidays online.

This connection offers Thomas Cook customers the opportunity to book Club Med resorts around the world. This custom connection was developed through the DerbySoft Connectivity Suite, which offers the most accurate availability, rates and inventory for the Club Med properties on the website thomascook.com. This is Thomas Cook’s first direct hotel distribution integration allowing a direct connection between Club Med’s portfolio and the holiday company’s website.

DerbySoft’s mission is to connect hotels and distributors with the most accurate information to increase bookings for both partners. Connections like Club Med and Thomas Cook prove that DerbySoft values partnerships and works tirelessly to connect new and current partners.

Phil Gardner, chief commercial officer at Thomas Cook, states, “One of our big focus areas for 2021 is to integrate direct connections from a range of the best and most popular hotels in our core destinations. Our integration with Club Med is the first of many and is an important milestone in our development. As a sister company within the Fosun Tourism Group family, we were keen to start with their famous resorts and build from there.”

Despite the challenging environment, DerbySoft and Thomas Cook have noticed a significant increase in shopping and searches for summer 2021. These search inquiries combined with the news of a globally distributed vaccine present a much brighter forecast for the travel industry.

“It is great to see the Thomas Cook name continue in the travel industry,” states Duane Overgaard, President of Connectivity at DerbySoft. “We at DerbySoft are happy to be able to help the Fosun Tourism Group extend their direct relationships with key partners.”

The Club Med connection is live on thomascook.com with 25 of Club Med’s resorts around the world.

About DerbySoft

DerbySoft enables travel companies to work together through technology and innovation. As the leading provider of high-performance hotel distribution, DerbySoft connects distributors and suppliers through the Connectivity Suite by offering streamlined connectivity at both the CRS and PMS levels. DerbySoft also provides solutions for suppliers through the Digital Marketing Suite, which uses machine learning and rich data to drive high-performing digital marketing campaigns, and the Content Suite, a platform for collecting, managing and distributing quality hotel content to drive higher booking conversions.

With six offices around the globe and over 300 employees in over 11 countries, DerbySoft continues to grow and develop the next generation of online hotel distribution infrastructure. DerbySoft.com.

About Thomas Cook UK

In September 2020, Thomas Cook, one of the most recognizable names in travel, returned as an online-only travel business following the acquisition of the brand by international conglomerate Fosun Tourism Group.

With Atol-protected beach and city breaks, the new Thomas Cook allows customers to design their own their trip according to their budget, needs and specification.  

At launch, the company will sell destinations that are on the FCO-exempt list to give more certainty to customers who want to travel. Customers will be able to choose from room-only to all-inclusive options, across three, four and five-star hotels.

The company has a team of UK-based travel advisors available 10am-8.30pm 7 days a week and via chat on its website, Facebook and Twitter – on-holiday customer care is available 24/7.

About Fosun Tourism Group 

Fosun Tourism Group (“Fosun Tourism”, Hong Kong Stock Exchange code: 1992) is one of the world’s leading leisure-focused integrated tourism groups, and the largest leisure tourism resorts group worldwide in terms of revenue in 2019. Through the lifestyle proposition, “Every day is FOLIDAY,” Fosun Tourism seek to infuse concepts of tourism and leisure into everyday living. Fosun Tourism was listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in December 2018. 

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