Amadeus and Thomas Cook Group plc have announced a global distribution agreement extension for another five years. The deal also adds five new markets— India, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden— bringing to 14 the list of countries where both companies work together. The full list includes Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands and Poland. The migration of the new markets to Amadeus is due to be completed by the end of 2010.
Thomas Cook Group plc has sales of £9.3 billion and 22.1 million customers. The Group operates under five geographical segments in 21 countries, and is number one or two in all its core markets. Their business is supported by 31,000 employees, a fleet of 94 aircraft and a network of over 3,400 owned and franchised travel stores.