JacTravel challenges BHA ‘not profiteering’ claim

JacTravel challenges BHA ‘not profiteering’ claim

Wholesale tour operator JacTravel has challenged the British Hospitality Association (BHA) to prove that its hotels are ‘not profiteering’ from the overpriced Olympic game packages. The BHA had slated claims that it was benefitting from high prices during the event week, saying that it was the tour operators who had set the higher spend. However, Mario Bodini, CEO of JacTravel has found otherwise. “At present, rates in the wholesale market for the Games period in 2012 are vastly inflated and the terms of business we are being offered are so punitive that we can’t risk signing contracts on that basis,” said Bodini. “If the BHA can introduce me to its members who will offer us normal terms and wholesale rates that are calculated in line with the LOCOG formula (average of a hotel’s wholesale rates between 2007 and 2010), I will contract a few thousand bed nights immediately.”

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