Bluesky Travel Systems goes into administration

Travel technology company BlueSky Travel Systems has gone into administration.

Adminstrators MCR is now seeking a buyer for the Manchester-based company, which counted Thomas Cook, First Choice and tour operator Mark Warner among its clients.

A total of 106 people were employed by the company, which was founded in 2002.

A former staff member said: “In this current climate it is very sad for the staff to find themselves suddenly unemployed and without any redundancy pay.”

The company was responsible for developing the Globe project, an on and offline reservation system that Thomas Cook had planned to roll out across its entire company after signing a £20 million contract in 2006.

In a statement, Thomas Cook Group chief executive of group operations Ludger Heuberg said: “We are saddened to learn that our software partner BlueSky has gone into administration. We intend to monitor the position of the administration closely and we will consider our options in order to best protect Thomas Cook’s interests and to establish the best possible position regarding the future delivery of the contract previously held by them. 

“Our thoughts are with those at BlueSky at this time, and we will be in regular contact with the administrators to understand their intentions with the company. In the meantime, BlueSky’s administration will not have any impact on the day-to-day operations of our business.”

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