Manchester United sign deal with Thomas Cook

July 6, 2010

Thomas Cook has become the official travel partner of Premier League side Manchester United on a four-year deal, taking over from Co-Operative Travel.

Thomas Cook’s sports division will now provide worldwide travel for the first team and officials, and will also provide fans’ packages for away games in European competition and home fixtures.

The tour company will also now be offering discounted travel deals to supporters through the club’s holiday club.

Group chief executive of Thomas Cook, Manny Fontela-Novoa, said: “Thomas Cook is the market leader in sports tourism and this partnership adds to our role in taking fans to the World Cup and London 2012, as we drive forward this dynamic and successful business.”

David Gill, Manchester United’s chief executive, added: “The benefits of this deal will result in a more complete travel service for the team, club officials and more importantly our millions of supporters across the globe.”

Thomas Cook already offers packages for a number of other Premier League clubs, including Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City.