Thomas Cook AG and Worldspan have signed a new online travel distribution agreement.

Post this agreement, many of Thomas Cook’s European brands will become available this fall through the web-based Worldspan TourSelect leisure travel booking system.

The brands include Neckermann Reisen, TIP, Thomas Cook Reisen, Center Parcs, Condor, Paneuropa Reisen, Bucher Last Minute, Neckermann Hungary and Neckermann Poland. Also available are Easy Way, a discount programme for travel agencies, and Aldiana, in which Thomas Cook AG holds a small stake.

“As a premier travel group, Thomas Cook offers Worldspan agencies throughout Europe comprehensive products from many of Europe’s most sought after leisure travel providers,” said Hans-Günter Korts, Worldspan regional manager - Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Following the introduction of Thomas Cook’s brands, Worldspan agents will have state-of-the-art, online connectivity to a total of 70 tour operators, hotel companies and car rental companies.

Other brands recently added to TourSelect include TUI, REWE Touristik Gruppe, Ameropa, Alltours, Öger and many other popular European brands.

Using TourSelect, Worldspan agents have the ability to book pre-packaged tours and also the flexibility to build custom trips with individual travel components, including air, hotel and car rentals, according to the company.

Free of charge in Germany to Worldspan travel agencies, TourSelect is in use by agencies in Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Holland, Denmark and Russia.