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|Headquarters||Royal House, 5 Vine Street, London|
|Products||Package Holidays, Cruises, Hotels|
The site’s audience represents a wider geographical and socio-economic cross-section of society than other travel websites with people ranging in age from 18 to over-55, making up its core user group.
Teletext Holidays’ main competitors are considered to be any other supplier of affordable holidays for UK holidaymakers, with a particular focus on short-haul beach holidays.
Teletext Holidays is headquartered in Richmond, London. Truly Travel, Teletext Holidays’ Travel Agent partner has offices in London alongside a customer call centre and additional back office support, including marketing operations, based in Hyderabad and editorial team in Noida, India.
- Early-to-mid 1970s – Teletext (or broadcast Teletext) television information retrieval service created in the UK by the Philips lead designer for VDUs, John Adams. (This original use of the name "Teletext"- for all services using the system- should not be confused with "Teletext Ltd.", the company which later used the name "Teletext" for its own specific service in the UK from 1993 onwards).
- 1993 - Teletext Ltd. begins broadcasting its own "Teletext" service in the UK, having replaced the earlier ORACLE service (itself a Teletext service).
- 1996 – Teletext Ltd. published its first website featuring a holidays section included alongside the news and sport.
- 1999 – Teletext launches its Holiday Offers Database and associated entry tools for the UK trade
- 2001 – teletextholidays.co.uk launches a stand-alone website, offering predominantly package holidays.
- 2003 – teletextholidays.co.uk’s integrated flights search launches, aggregating flight deals from multiple suppliers.
- 2005 – teletextholidays.co.uk launched a new integrated hotel search, giving users access to over 100,000 hotels worldwide. This search facility complements the successful flights product and features accommodation from around the world. A new search function allows customers to search for hotels, apartments or villas. Users can also select the number of people per room and display prices for the entire holiday duration rather than per night, as is the case with many other sites.
- 2006 – An audience of 2.7 million people visits Teletext’s digital services every week, of which 1.5 m view Teletext Holidays pages. Teletext Holidays is further integrated into holiday advertisers wider marketing campaigns due to banner advertising on holiday index pages directing consumers to its exclusive display pages.
- 2009 – Victoria Sanders became marketing director
- 2009 – Teletext Holidays launched online “Sunshine Price Index” for holidays. The index shows typical prices across popular destinations, including the UK, tracking the average prices giving an average daily cost for holidaymakers during their trip.
- 2010 – Teletext shuts down news and information services on TV to focus on travel.
- 2010 – Teletext Holidays reinvents its brand with the launch of its new website following its analogue services closing.
- 2011 – Chris Letcher announced as chairman
- 2012 – After almost 20 years on air Teletext Holidays announces dropping its dedicated TV channel on Freeview
- 2013 – Victoria Sanders resigns from position as Managing Director
- 2013 – Daniel Taylor announced as Managing Director
- 2015 - Wayne Perks announced as Managing Director
- 2016 - Teletext Holidays launched a new version of its website, along with a brand new mobile app available on iOS and Android platforms
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