EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: World
Location of affected unit(s): London (UK), Europe and New Delhi (India).


Sector: Administrative services
Administrative and support service activities
79 - Travel agency, tour operator and other reservation service and related activities

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 11-05-2004
Planned Job Reductions min: 270
Planned Job Reductions max: 270
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Travel agent Ebookers yesterday cut 15% of its workforce, closing 10 shops across Europe and reducing back office staff in India as part of its drive to move more operations on to the internet. The company, which yesterday announced its second consecutive quarterly profit, is cutting 270 jobs including 70 positions in New Delhi. It hopes the move, which will affect its ebookers, Travelbag and Bridge The World stores, will save £2.5m this year.