Teletext Holidays

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Teletext Holidays
Type of site
HeadquartersRoyal House, 5 Vine Street, London
Area servedWorldwide
Founder(s)Wayne Perks
IndustryTravel, Tourism
ProductsPackage Holidays, Cruises, Hotels
ServicesTravel Agencies

Teletext Holidays is a British travel company.[1][2] Teletext Holidays product range features short and long haul beach holidays, city breaks, UK getaways and cruises.[3]

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.[3][4][5]

Traditionally a price comparison site working with 15+ suppliers, in January 2014 Teletext Holidays began working solely with Truly Travel.[6][2]

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.[7]

Teletext Holidays fill of 1M hotel room nights annually, positioning the company among the top ten OTAs in the UK market.[2][8]


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 – launches a stand-alone website, offering predominantly package holidays.
  • 2003 –’s integrated flights search launches, aggregating flight deals from multiple suppliers.
  • 2005 – 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

Sources: [9][10][11][12]


  1. ^ "Website of the Week:". The Daily Mail. 24 March 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Teletext Holidays goes from 15 to one". Travel Weekly (UK). Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Why I love package holidays". The Guardian. 8 December 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  4. ^ "eletext Holidays in major overhaul, web TV and iPad apps arrive". Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Revealed: The top 10 things that annoy us on holiday". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  6. ^ "TTC 2011: Teletext Holidays to open five new shops in 2012". Travel Weekly (UK). Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  7. ^ "New MD appointed to help revitalise Teletext Holidays". Travelmole. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Daily Mail owner offloads Teletext". The Daily Telegraph. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Endacott leads Teletext 'book by phone' push". Travel Weekly (UK). Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  10. ^ "In brief: Clarion lands Teletext Holidays, account wins for Palm PR, Tidy Eye and Rich Leigh, Amanda Moss launches in Liverpool". PRWeek. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  11. ^ "Tui mainstream digital director Dan Robb to leave for Rentalcars role". Travolution. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  12. ^ "Teletext Holidays appoints new marketing director". Travelmole. Retrieved 19 March 2016.