Published on Friday, November 25, 2011
Trouble at Thomas Cook has prompted Thomson to launch an advertising campaign stressing that it is financially sound.
Unde the logo 'You're in Safe Hands', Thomson said the campaign launches today "following the recent turbulence experienced by another holiday company".
“When there is uncertainty in the marketplace, consumers want to book their holiday with a company that they can trust, and we want to reassure them that Thomson is in great shape," said Jeremy Ellis head of marketing at TUI UK & Ireland.
“This campaign also highlights the success of Thomson’s strategy of investing in distinctive, high quality product that the rest of the market is unable to copy.
"When the economy is slow, customers’ hard-earned two weeks away in the sun become even more important to them, so they want to be confident that they will have a great holiday experience.”
The campaign will launch in the Daily Telegraph, Mirror and City AM today (Friday) and the advert is also set to appear across key national press on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend.
It will also be supported by email and online marketing.
Yesterday, Lowcostholidays.com came under fire from Thomas Cook for an ad campaign asking customers if they'd been 'Thomas Crooked'.
Lowcostholidays quickly dropped the ads when Thomas Cook threatened legal action, blaming an 'over zealous' employee (see earlier story).
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by Bev Fearis
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The recent insolvency of Low Cost Travel Group, one of the large players in the travel industry had a big impact on the travelers, hotels and all related players from both wholesale & retail arms. There were about 27,000 people on a holiday who had booked through the company comprised of a €200 million wholesale arm and €500 million OTA / retail arm.