Monday, September 03, 2007

TUI Travel sharewatch

TUI Travel officially came into being today.

For those with their heads buried in the sand since early this year, TUI Travel is the trading name of the recently merged First Choice and holiday division of the German TUI AG group.

The new PLC is listed as of this morning on the London Stock Exchange.

See the Yahoo Finance ticker for TUI Travel.

So the old Big Four are now the Big Two. Hogwash.

Listen to anyone with any clout in the industry and they will admit that the "Big Two" is a bit of a fallacy. There are many other "big" travel providers around these days.

The sooner the industry wakes up to the new world the better. Thankfully this is finally happening.

Meanwhile, over on the Yahoo Finance page for Thomas Cook PLC shares, EasyJet has found itself in a rather nice position today with a banner ad for its latest sale. Three cheers for online advertising...

Kevin May, editor, Travolution

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