Thomas Cook Group will build two new hotels in China with its joint venture partner Fosun International, including the first Asian branch of its own Casa Cook brand.
The hotels, one in Lijiang in southwestern China, and the other in Taicang, near Shanghai, will be built by Fosun and managed by Thomas Cook China, and will open in late 2020, the companies said in a statement Sunday.
The U.K. tour operator is targeting China’s USD 761 billion tourism industry as it sets its sights on the nation eventually accounting for between 15% and 30% of sales.
Thomas Cook now has four own-brand hotels being built in China. It plans to open as many as 15 over the next five years, Chief Executive Officer Peter Fankhauser said last year.
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